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DIY Natural Lip Balm

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This DIY Natural Lip Balm is an easy to make recipe that creates a moisturizing balm for the lips that has a slightly sweet scent.

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It is truly shocking and rather disappointing to realize a product that you have used for years or found for it’s “natural” elements is in fact a repackaged version of the very same thing you were trying to avoid. The minute you start reading the ingredients and recognizing them, you become aware. Lip balm was always one of those items that was in my make up bag, applied without much thought.

Purchased at the register often on a quick whim and tossed straight into the bag for later use. However, I find it more important then ever to read the ingredients of anything being applied to our bodies as our environments have become so toxic in modern day living. This lip balm takes only 3 ingredients to make and are all natural ingredients you can feel good about. The best part is that it moisturizes well and a little makes a lot. It is easy to stock up for the season and make a few extra for gifts.

What You Will Need To Make This DIY Natural Lip Balm

1/4 cup of each

beeswax

raw cocoa butter

coconut oil

20 drops essential oil (optional)

suggested oils: grapefruit, sweet orange, peppermint, lavender

Directions

Using either a double boiler or a sauce pot with bowl, add the beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil.

Begin melting over medium heat.

*To speed the process up, you can place a piece of foil over the top of the bowl if using the sauce pan and bowl method.

diy natural lip balm in a double boiler

Have containers open and ready to pour.

diy natural lip balm containers on a cutting board
diy natural lip balm melting in double boiler

When melted, remove from heat. If using essential oils, add them now and give the mix a good stir to combine.

Use a heat protector to hold the bowl and pour the mixture through the funnel into your awaiting containers.

pouring diy natural lip balm into awaiting containers

Remember the liquid will set quickly so make sure to pour it right after removing from the heat.

women pouring diy natural lip balm into containers

Let the balm set at room temperature. It is ready to use when in solid form.

diy natural lip balm in containers

Tools You Might Need

funnel

double boiler or sauce pan with bowl

containers to hold the balm

spatula

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FAQ For DIY Natural Lip Balm

How To Store?

Store in individual chapstick tubes or balm containers. Leave in a cool dry place. Since the recipe contains coconut oil and should not be left in a hot place as this will cause it to melt.

How To Use?

Just as you would any balm or chapstick. If using a balm container, you will simple use your finger to apply. Make sure you finger is clean as not to contaminate the balm.

Why Use Natural Lip Balm over Store Bought?

Just like anything else we purchase from the store, there’s a lot of things that go into these mass produced products. Many ingredients can or rather are often added to lip balms and chapsticks. Offering a longer shelf life and helping manufacturers cheaply produce a greater quantity of products at a lower cost.

This of course results in a higher profit for them and a not so healthy product for us. Having said that, not all products are created equally, however you might be surprised to find that even the more “natural” products, have some of these same ingredients. I will list some commonly found “bad” ingredients in chapsticks and balms below so that you can be more aware of the products to look out for.

Parabens

Often found in lower grade balms offering a cheap tasty scent or tints to their products. These are made from synthetic ingredients and are a widely used preservative in the cosmetic world.

Synthetic Colors

Used in tinted balms by using ingredients often sourced from heavy metals or coal-tar which is a by product of petroleum our next ingredient on this list.

Petrolatum

Also known as petroleum jelly or mineral oil. These are made from petroleum. Petroleum is made from synthetic chemicals and offer a high probability of contamination from these toxic chemicals.

BHA (or BHT)

Another common preservative used in the cosmetic world. This one has been shown to have carcinogenic effects in test animals as does BHT that is often listed on the “healthier” lip balm brands.

If you try this recipe and love it, I would love it if you would come back and give it a 5 stars!

diy natural lip balm

DIY Natural Lip Balm

Yield: about (8) .5 oz lip balm containers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

a moisturizing balm with a slightly sweet scent that is made from natural ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/4 beeswax pellets
  • 20 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Suggested Oils: grapefruit, sweet orange, lavender, peppermint

Instructions

    1. Using either a double boiler or a sauce pot with bowl, add the beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil.
    2. Begin melting over medium heat.
    3. Have containers open and ready to pour.
    4. When melted, remove from heat. If using essential oils, add them now and give the mix a good stir to combine.
    5. Use a heat protector to hold the bowl and pour the mixture through the funnel into your waiting containers.
    6. Remember the liquid will set quickly so make sure to pour it right after removing from the heat.
    7. Let the balm set at room temperature. It is ready to use when in solid form.

Notes

Tools You May Need

double boiler or bowl with sauce pan

spatula

funnel

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