DIY Lemongrass Lip Balm with Coconut Oil
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The aroma of this DIY Lemongrass Lip Balm reminds me of the springtime! When combined, lemongrass and vanilla essential oils are a match made in heaven. It gives the balm a zingy yet subtle, smooth aroma.
I normally have very dry skin, therefore I constantly have chapped lips. I’ve been using this lip balm daily for over a week and my lips have never been softer! Your skin will LOVE all the natural ingredients put into this recipe.
Did you know that lips are exposed to elements faster than any other part of your body due to the skin being thin? Coconut oil is most known for its moisturizing benefits making it great for chapped lips. It also has pain-relieving properties in case your lips are in need of some extra TLC.
The shea butter and beeswax in this DIY Lemongrass Lip Balm acts as a thickening agent.
Shea butter is one of my absolute favorite ingredients to add to my natural skincare products. Made of 60 percent fat, it acts like a barrier for the skin when around harsh environments.
Bees are amazing creatures on their own. Their beeswax also helps to create a barrier on the lips to lock in moisture. It will not suffocate the skin, but rather allow it to breathe while still creating a barrier to heal and protect.
If you’d rather not use beeswax, some alternatives you can try are candelilla wax or carnauba wax.
I add castor oil into this lip balm recipe to add some shine and smoothness to the lips. Castor oil has fatty acids that are also known to penetrate deep into the skin tissue. Be careful, castor oil is thick and little goes a long way. If you add too much your lip balm will have a lotion type of consistency.
Below I have included free labels that you can download, print, and use for your amazing creations. I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.
- I included two different sizes that will fit regular and wide mouth mason jars.
- I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.
- 20 g unrefined coconut oil
- 15 g unrefined shea butter
- 10 g beeswax
- 1 tsp castor oil
- 6 drops lemongrass esential oil
- 4 drops vanilla essential oil
In a double boiler, melt the unrefined coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, beeswax, and castor oil. I use this double boiler pot or there is also a double boiler pan.
After everything is fully melted, stir in the lemongrass essential oil and vanilla essential oil.
Carefully pour into small containers or lip balm tubes.
Let dry for twenty minutes.
This DIY Lemongrass Lip Balm Recipe fills about 2 x 1-ounce containers or 4 lip balm tubes. The shelf life is six to eight months when stored in a cool dry place.
In the video tutorial, I added a pinch of yellow and green mica to add a little hint of color to the lip balm. This is optional. It will not turn your lips green or yellow. I don’t always use mica in my skincare products.
If you have any questions or concerns about making your very own DIY Lemongrass Lip Balm, comment in the section below. I am always happy to help! I’d also love to hear how your creations turned out.
- In a double boiler, melt the unrefined coconut oil, unrefined shea butter, beeswax, and castor oil.
- After everything is fully melted, stir in the lemongrass essential oil and vanilla essential oil.
- Carefully pour into small containers or lip balm tubes.
- Let dry for twenty minutes.
This recipe fills about 2 x 1-ounce containers or 4 lip balm tubes. The shelf life is six to eight months when stored in a cool dry place.