It’s fun and simple to make your natural lip balm. Only a few ingredients are needed, and you have complete control over what gets on your kisser as a result. You may also give homemade lip balm as a present to acquaintances, coworkers, or family members on important occasions. Take a look at our Homestead and Chill store to see how we produce our organic lip balms, and learn how to make a moisturizing lip balm of your own! The resource section also addresses frequently asked concerns concerning ingredients, substitutes, problems, and other topics.
What You’ll Need
- A two-burner stovetop boiler. To make a double boiler, nest a chrome-plated container, high-temperature glass bowl, or relatively small pot inside another pot.
- Your finished lip balm may be stored in little containers like these. Consider the following possibilities: Tins of half an ounce, a pound, and even less are available: Small glass or plastic containers, 15-ounce plastic cylinders, or cardboard chapstick tubes are all good options.
- Use a glass measuring cup or comparable smaller bowl/pitcher with a pour spout if you’d want to save space.
- Beeswax, 1 component
- Cocoa butter
- 1 part edible oil of the highest grade
Homemade Lip Balm: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Make absolutely sure you have most of your supplies and components before starting.
- Make careful to weigh and measure the oils before adding them to the top of a double boiler with cocoa or shea butter. Make sure the lower pan of the double boiler has enough water to keep the bottom of the upper pan submerged. It’s weird, but it works to measure cocoa wafers in cups. Beeswax wafers weigh around 60 grams, whereas cocoa butter wafers weigh nearly the same.
- Add the ingredients to a pot and bring them to a boil over medium-high heat. Re-stir is as necessary. Lip balm may be harmed by condensation (water) if the pot is covered during heating.
- Before adding the essential oils, turn off the heat and remove the saucepan from the stove. The natural volatility of essential oils makes them prone to rapid decomposition in high heat.
- Pour the liquid into your lip balm containers of choice while still hot. If you have a glass measuring cup on hand, we like to transfer the melted liquid from the double-boiler into the cup and then pour it into little lip balm containers. Heat the glassware measuring cylinder for thirty seconds prior to using it to prevent the solution from cooling too quickly or sticking when it comes into contact with the cold glass. You may re-melt the liquid if it begins to solidify before you’ve completed pouring.
- Lip balm is ready to be packaged after it has cooled and solidified.
- Lips that are smooth, supple, and moisturized will be yours to enjoy – and share with others! (It’s not your lips, but the balm.)