DIY Lip Balm; using YOUR essential oils!

Aromahead Insitiute

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!

Body Butters & Lip Balms

As I said before, but will repeat to ensure credit is given where credit is due… This DIY recipe is courtesy of theΒ 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:

  1. lip balm tubes and filling tray (all in THIS HANDY KIT)
  2. 1 OZ beeswax
  3. 1.5 oz of coconut oil
  4. .5 oz of shea butter
  5. 1 oz of jojoba oil
  6. 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 πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

10 thoughts on “DIY Lip Balm; using YOUR essential oils!

  1. Thank you for this! I bought some ingredients a few years ago and never got around to using them and I have no idea what I was going to make! I have the beeswax and coconut oil. I just need the jojoba and orange oil.

    Do you know if I can use cocoa butter instead of shea? Or does that change the consistency?

    • Hello Irma! Cocoa butter will change the consistency as it is softer than Shea Butter. You can substitute but has to be done so proportionately with the cocoa butter being softer. Although Cocoa butter smells better, the essential oils blend nicely with the Shea butter and will end in a stiffer product as well since Shea butter has a higher melting point. In this particular recipe, I suggest sticking to the Shea butter, you will have a better end product! I hope this has helped and I’d love for you to put those ingredients that you’ve purchased in YOUR product πŸ™‚ Let me know if there is anything else I might help you with… take care!

  2. Interesting I didn’t know it was that simple to make lip balm, will definitely have to give it a try and see how it works for me, but thanks for sharing I enjoyed the post.

    • Hello Deep! I am glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ It is often assumed that a healthier DIY option is much more work when in fact, it can be quite a simple process… Just a bit of your time and good old fashioned elbow grease can create wonderful things! Take Care πŸ™‚

  3. These directions are straight forward, like a cake recipe. I think I could actually do this. By looking at the ingredients, I can see that this lip balm would be more soothing than commercial brands. Is there any other essential oils that I could use instead of Orange? I wan thinking Cranberry?

    • Hello Judith! Absolutely by all means substitute the Orange for Cranberry… It would put your spin on the recipe making it completely yours. This is my favorite part of the DIY fun, getting creative and seeing what happens! The end result is always exciting especially when you’re tweaking a recipe or creating one from scratch… I’d love to hear how it works out for you πŸ™‚ Let me know… Take Care!

  4. Thank you for this great short explanation as to how to make a DIY lip balm. I tried making one on my own about a year ago but I guess I missed an ingredient because it wouldn’t stick and had a more fluid texture…
    Is there a special place where I should but the ingredients? Because I wouldn’t want to buy an oil online that will turn out to be fake…

    • Hello Paulina! You can pop into your local health food store and grab most of the ingredients… But since I am always low on time, I buy most of my ingredients like the coconut oil, Jojoba oil and Shea butter from AMAZON. I have the link to the coconut oil I use on the post and can e-mail you the other links if you’d like… The beeswax I order from our local Honey Farm and can get their phone number to you if you’d like??? I use YOUNG LIVING essential oils OR Rocky Mountain Oils (I can get you that link too if you’d like)… I do hope this helps. Let me know if you’d like me to email you the contacts for our local Honey farm and the other products πŸ™‚

        • Hello! I would just omit the honey, the recipe works well without it… I am however, also working on a new recipe though… currently I’m in the trial and error stage lol! Stay tuned πŸ™‚

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