The one thing I hate about winter is dry skin and chapped lips. It can be so hard to stay hydrated and keep your skin feeling soft and healthy, and my lips seem to suffer the most. This year I have a PLAN. I am keeping several of these awesome DIY Moisturizing Lip Balms everywhere I go. My purse, my car, my coat pocket. You name it, and it’s there!
I love how soft my lips are, but more than that I love how easy this was to make. Let’s talk about how to make this homemade lip balm. (And then…make this homemade sugar lip scrub!)
How to Make Homemade Lip Balm
You will need a few supplies to make about 15 moisturizing lip balms. I created a list below with the affiliate links to everything I used to make these balms:
- Clear Plastic Cosmetic Containers
- Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
- 100% ORGANIC Hand Poured Beeswax
- Almond Oil
- Beet Root Powder (optional for color)
- Lavender and Peppermint Essential Oils
How to Make Your Own Lip Balm
Once you have all of your supplies together, it’s time to get everything together. In a small pan on medium heat you need to add:
- 7 tsp coconut oil
- 5 tsp almond oil
- 3 tsp beeswax
- 1/4 tsp beet root powder
Continuously stir until all of your ingredients are fully melted. Allow to cool slightly, and then add the essential oils. (Make sure it is cooled some so that the heat doesn’t degrade the essential oil.)
- 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 7 drops Lavender essential oil
Take a teaspoon and start to add the liquid into the plastic containers. I was able to make 15 lip balms, and had enough leftover to make an additional 5-8.
Make Your Own Lip Balm
This is such a simple project, and you will have lip balms for a long time! I love how deliciously smooth and moist my lips are. It’s a perfect winter recipe to keep your lips happy. I plan on using it all year ’round.
This is also a perfect year end gift for my teens friends at school, or just because. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make your own homemade lip balm. If you want to learn more about essential oils, check out my page that explains essential oils in a bit more detail.