In Winter our lips need extra protection. For this reason, I have thought to make a DIY lip balm recipe to protect my lips during these cold days. This DIY recipe will only take less than 2 minutes but will help us to protect ourselves against the cold temperatures of this winter.
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What kind of Wax did I use?
To make a lip balm it is essential to use a wax, which can give it the right solid texture to our balm. In this recipe I decided to use two types of waxes: beeswax and carnauba wax.
Beeswax vs Carnauba Wax
Beeswax is widely used in lip balms. I wanted to include it in this recipe because beeswax keeps our lips hydrated and healthy at all times. This wax, in fact, forms a protective and emollient layer that prevents the loss of water from the outer layer of the skin.
Carnauba wax also has emollient and protective properties such as beeswax. It is made from Brazilian palm leaves, making it 100% natural. The main difference with beeswax is the high melting point (80 – 85 ° C). This means that it will take more time and heat to melt. For this reason, I wanted to use this wax in the formulation because it will be able to make the lip balm more consistent and also suitable to be stored in a lip balm tube.
What you will need | DIY Lip balm recipe
Creating a Lip balm takes less than 5 minutes and a few ingredients.
- Beeswax pellets 0.03 oz (1g) (link to buy on Dragonspice)
- Carnauba Wax 0.02oz (0.6g) (Link to buy on Dragonspice)
- Shea Butter 0.08 oz (2.2g) ( Link to buy on Dragonspice)
- Cocoa Butter 0.06oz (1.8g) ( Link to buy on Dragonspice)
- Essential oil (facultative) I honestly prefer to avoid it in lip products
- Glass bowls adapted to the microwave
- Lip balm tube (link to buy on Dragonspice )
DIY Lip balm recipe: Procedure
Preparing a lip balm requires only a few ingredients and does not involve any complicated procedures.
- weighing the waxes and butters in a glass jar
- melt them in the microwave or in a bain-marie. NB: The carnauba wax will need more time to melt
- add essential oils (optional)
- pour into a tube
To customize it, I decorated the stick with colored tape. I used one with glitter to make it more elegant and perfect for a gift.
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Watch the tutorial video so you don’t miss any details about how to create a DIY lip balm.
Preparing a lip balm is one of the simplest DIY projects! It is ideal if you want to start preparing something at home but you have a few ingredients and still don’t feel very confident. I strongly recommend you to try it because the result is guaranteed!
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26 thoughts on “DIY Lip Balm Recipe”
Oh, this is a very cool tutorial. I live in a warm climate, but I still, use lip balm all the time. So I have to buy them all the time. I’ll follow you tutorial and start making them with essential oil. Thanks!
This is so incredibly cool! What a great DIY project. And with Christmas around the corner, this is a great idea for a homemade stocking stuffer. Thanks!
This sounds amazing! let me know 🙂
Is it suitable for children? I would like to make one with and for my kid.
Yes! I made one a few months ago with a friend’s daughter. I think creating a lip balm can be an activity for children from 6 years old and up. 🙂
This looks so simple and the tube is very cute!
This might be a fun activity for my kids to do. They loved scented lip balms.
I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome DIY recipe and tutorial. I will definitely try this at home soon!
I love this! I use and sell essential oils and always love a good DIY. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I’ve never made my own lip balm before and I love how you decorated yours with glitter! I need to pin this DIY
You make it look so easy!! A fun activity with the kids or as a gift idea!!
How would I add colors to this if I wanted to create a super hydrating lip color too?
OMG, This looks so simple, Great post
I love it and the tutorial, Amazing.
I love lip balm! I have one in every purse. LOL I’ll be adding this to my list of things to try to make. 😊
I never knew you could make your own lip balm, I’ll have to give this a try x
yes! and it’s so easy! 🙂
thank you!! 🙂
This looks so cool! I need to try this!
Wow! I love this and I am going to make this lip balm asap. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing!
Cool! Reading this post makes me wanna DIY my on lip gloss too. Tq for sharing.
This is so cool! Had no idea making lip balm would be so easy! Now I am going to have to try this instead of buying them all the time.
Im really happy to read it!:)
That is a great idea! I made one using pink mica 🙂
As someone who is TOTALLY addicted to her chapsticks (I have them all over the house), I am super intrigued by the idea of making my own. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try and see how it goes!
Amazing! It’s so easy to do them. let give it a try 🙂
I think I would prefer using beeswax when making my own lip balm.
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