Flavorful, Protective Lip Balm

My lips get very chapped, and I’d like to make my own lip balm. How do I do that?

Lip balm is easy to make. The basic formula is 1/4 cup vegetable or nut oil, 1/4 ounce beeswax, 1 teaspoon honey or glycerine (humectants), and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon natural flavoring oil such as peppermint or lemon.

Heat the oil and beeswax in a double boiler until the beeswax is melted. Remove from heat and whip with an electric beater until creamy. Add the honey or glycerine and flavoring oil; whip some more. Store in small glass jars.

Try different oils on your lips to choose the best one for your skin. I tried a drop of apricot kernel oil on my lips and never had to look further-it felt perfect. And experiment with flavoring oils, too. My daughter wouldn’t even consider using my homemade lip balm until I flavored it with peppermint flavoring oil, and now she uses it daily in the winter.

30 comments

Honey D.
Honey D.2 years ago

Thanks! Here's a link to a lip balm recipe from my blog :) http://www.honeydustblog.com/skin-care/shea-coconut-lip-balm

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Tara W.
Tara W2 years ago

I got out of the habit of making my own lip balm a few years ago when I started using Burt's Bees. Time to try again!

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

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da c.
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you.

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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago

thank you

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Cheryl B.
Cheryl B4 years ago

thanks

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susan k.
susan k4 years ago

Thanks

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Amanda V.
Amanda V4 years ago

I loooove DIY stuff. Especially DIYs that are useful. Thanks :}

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