Homemade Lip Balm

How To Make Homemade Lip Balm

Lip balm is something that I always have within reach of me. I am slightly addicted to it. My lips tend to chap easily all year long (and I know that much of it is because I have a tendency to lick my lips – don’t do that if you can help it!).

I have been using natural lip balms for years, but never got around to trying to make it myself.  Last week I casually mentioned to my 8-year old daughter that we should try making it ourselves.  She had helped me make a batch of  homemade lemon sugar scrub a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it.  Once I said that, she was relentless, asking me several times per day when we could make it!  So here you have it….

This homemade lip balm contains is a simple combination of coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter.  I have also added some essential oils to give it a nice scent.

Both the coconut oil (where to buy) and the beeswax (where to buy) are very moisturizing and act as a natural sunscreen.  The shea butter (where to buy) makes this lip balm extra moisturizing.

homemade lip balm display

You can make these in the little pots like the ones I have (and they are super cheap) or you can actually buy empty lip balm tubes and use them.  I like to buy the smaller pots because I am always losing them.

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