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These days you can never really trust what certain companies put into the products they make. With all the strong scents and chemicals, it’s always safer to go natural.
For my lemon and lime lip balm recipe, I use essential oils blended with carrier oils.
Whenever you are making a homemade beauty product with essential oils, always always add at least one carrier oil into your recipe. Most essential oils you buy at the store or online are 100 percent pure. Adding that extra carrier oil will allow the recipe to mix and not burn your skin. Some examples of carrier oils are coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, shea butter, and much more.
Having that said, my lemon and lime lip balm recipe is one of my favorite lip balms for the summer time.
Take a look at my Homemade Lavender & Orange Lotion Bars using similar ingredients!
I have been applying this on my lips for a week now and I can’t believe the difference from store bought lip balm to my natural recipe. My lips are oh so smooth and don’t crack and peel like they use to. The best part, the lemon and lime scent reminds me of a nice hot summer day at the pool.
The recipe below makes about 6-8 tall chapstick tubes. If you are wanting to make less for personal use then you can cut the recipe in half.
So whether it’s summer or winter where you live right now, this lip balm recipe will surely enhance your senses and soothe your lips.
Below I have included free labels that you can download, print, and use for your amazing creations.
- I included 3 different sizes depending on the type of container you plan to use.
- I use these Avery Full Sheet Stickers for all of my handmade health & beauty products.
Now let’s dive in and show you how to make lip balm!
Weigh the solid ingredients with a kitchen scale while they are in their hard form. I like to use ounces instead of cups because you can get a more accurate amount that way.
In a double boiler, put in the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and almond oil. I simply like to use two saucepans, one being bigger than the other. I see many people use a glass Pyrex measuring cup and a saucepan. Both will work just fine.
NOTE: It is easier to use beeswax pellets rather than a beeswax stick. It will melt faster. I prefer the pellets, but for this tutorial, I am using a beeswax stick. If you do have a stick then grate the beeswax before placing into the pot.
Heat those ingredients until you get a liquid consistency. I like to have my stovetop at medium heat to quickly melt, but at the same time not burn the ingredients.
Remove from the stove and add your 10 drops of essential oils. That being 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 5 drops of lime essential oil. Then mix all together.
Now for the tricky part. Fill your lip balm tubes with a small kitchen funnel.
NOTE: I say tricky due to it being difficult to try and not over fill your plastic tubes. If your using the flat ones it will be a little easier, but the tall tubes are harder to fill. Either way, don’t become upset if you do happen to overfill. Me, I hate wasting product but I’m not perfect so I’ll just have to deal. I ended up wiping off the residue with a paper towel.
Let your lemon lime lip balm dry. This takes about ten to fifteen minutes.
I hope I was successful in showing you how to make lip balm the natural way. This recipe filled about 2 small lip balm containers and 4 lip balm tubes.
If you have any questions please comment in the section below. I am happy to answer anything! No question is a dumb question. 🙂
Do you already know how to make lip balm? If so, what kinds have you made in the past?
- 20 g unrefined coconut oil
- 15 g shea butter
- 10 g beeswax
- 2 tsp sweet almond oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops lime essential oil
- lip balm tubes
- Weigh the solid ingredients with a kitchen scale while they are in their hard form. I like to use ounces instead of cups because you can get a more accurate amount that way.
- In a double boiler, put in the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and almond oil. I simply like to use two saucepans, one being bigger than the other.
- Heat those ingredients until you get a liquid consistency. Then remove from stove.
- Add 10 drops of essential oils and mix.
- Fill your lip balm tubes with a small kitchen funnel.
- Let your lemon lime lip balm dry. This takes about ten to fifteen minutes.
This recipe filled about 2 small lip balm containers and 4 lip balm tubes.