Yummy Summer Lip Balm Formula

Protect your lips from the effects of too much sun or seawater with this easy-to-make delicious formula. Mmmm!

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. Peppermint is so cooling in warm weather!

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Honey D.
Honey D.about a year ago

Thanks! I recently started making my own lip balms with shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Here's the link if you're interested :)

Brianna B.
Brianna B.3 years ago


Dana W.
Dana W.3 years ago

Thanks for the tips!

Nadia R.
Nadia R.3 years ago

This is the lip balm recipe I usually prepare. I avoid to put essential oils on the lips as they are easily ingested and I also use a 2 - 3 drops of vitamin E to avoid racidity and oxidation. Great recipe though! Thanks!

Dominique M.
Dominique M.4 years ago

Good info

Geetha Subramaniam

Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

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Manar Samara
Manar Samara6 years ago

Thanks a lot i appreciated your comment

Elly Yule
Past Member 6 years ago

Manar S - ensure you have plenty of Vitamin E oil (natural preservative) also Rosemary essential oil which is a preservative. Remember though that natural products are not meant to have a long shelf life. Chemicals are what maintain long shelf life but we all know how awful they are. Plus you have to take into account how the customer may be storing the product (exposed to too much sunlight and air it will cause degradation of the product more quickly). Hope this helps!
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