Welcome to making YOUR first batch of lip balm!
Or, if this isn’t your first kick at lip balm DIY, give this recipe a go…
DIY is not only fun (and sometimes challengin) it can also be a useful hobby for your goal towards a chemical free home OR for making gifts! Then there’s also the possibility of starting a side hobby beauty business… just sayin’… The recipe that I am writing about today is from AROMAHEAD INSTITUTE where you can learn even more about making body butters and lip balms!
As I said before, but will repeat to ensure credit is given where credit is due… This DIY recipe is courtesy of the Aromahead Institute. If you’re looking to further your essential oils education, you’ve got to check them out! They offer not only the Body Butter and Lip Balms course, but also Aromatherapy for natural Living and Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists.
For this article though, we are going to showcase one of their Lip Balm recipes!
Here are the tools you will need:
- lip balm tubes and filling tray (all in THIS HANDY KIT)
- 1 OZ beeswax
- 1.5 oz of coconut oil
- .5 oz of shea butter
- 1 oz of jojoba oil
- 120 drops (5ml) of Orange Essential oil
This recipe makes about 24 lip balms in the 5ml size tubes…
Melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler. When everything is melted, add in the jojoba and stir with a glass stirring rod then take off the stove. Add the Shea butter and stir again until the Shea butter is melted, then add the orange oil then carefully dispense the hot liquid into the lip balm tubes making sure not to spill. This kit below is the way to go as it has a tray to hold the tubes in place:
REMEMBER to solidify them before using the Lip Balm LOL! Let the tubes cool for several hours… and then ENJOY for yourself, give to others or sell them at your local farmers market 😉
That’s it, that’s all. A short and sweet DIY article today. Let me know if you’re unsure of where to purchase the ingredients, I will send you the shopping links!
I do hope you enjoy or have enjoyed making this recipe… I want to hear from you! Show me your DIY pictures, tell me your stories, send me your suggestions! Take Care and have a great day 🙂