Make your own lip balm with just 5 natural ingredients!
I am excited to tell you after lots of testing and playing with formulas, I have created a natural lip balm that I am proud of.
This nourishing lip balm blends soothing oils without using artificial ingredients or preservatives. It will soften your lips and leave them feeling moisturized.
The formula is firm so you don’t have to worry about it melting in your purse on hot days. The lip balm leaves a very thin, non-greasy barrier on your lips to keep moisture in while keeping elements out so you don’t have to keep re-applying.
Here are all the details:
This lip balm contains sweet almond oil, organic coconut oil, organic beeswax, vitamin E oil, extra virgin olive oil and peppermint essential oil.
- Sweet almond oil – has properties that protect against damage from ultraviolet rays and is a good source of vitamin e
- Organic coconut oil – in addition to moisturizing skin, the lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties
- Organic beeswax – creates a long lasting, protective barrier to lock moisture in and keep the elements out
- Vitamin E oil – antioxidant and natural preservative that also promotes healing
- Extra virgin olive oil – carrier for vitamin E oil to make it easier to work with
- Peppermint essential oil – has a cooling sensation. I get my essential oils from Young Living.
- Sweet almond oil – 3 tbsp
- Organic coconut oil – 2.5 tbsp
- Beeswax beads – 2 tbsp.
- Vitamin E oil – 1/4 tsp
- Peppermint essential oil – 25 drops
- In a glass container microwave beeswax and coconut oil in 10 second increments until melted.
- Stir in sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and peppermint oil.
- Pour into desired containers and let cool completely.
I chose to use aluminum tins for my lip balm, which will not leach BPA’s, phthalates, and other unhealthy chemicals like plastic containers can. Note: I have had a hard time finding more of these aluminum tins.
This formula has been tested in 80 and 90 degree fahrenheit outside temperatures and had no problems with melting.
These also make great gifts!
All of the ingredients can also be used in other areas of your skin care routine. Have you ever tried making your own lip balm?