Making your own lip balm

Why pay a lot of money for something that is so easy to make?  Here is a quick and easy recipe for making your own lip balm.


  • 1 ounce of carrier oil
  • ½ ounce cocoa or shea butter
  • ½ ounce beeswax (pastilles are easiest to use)

Other oils you might like to add:

  • Vitamin E oil
  • Essential oils (10-20 drops depending on oil)

This makes about 10 tubes of lip balm in a .15oz (some oil is lost to the beaker).  You can also put it into small empty jars, so start saving those now!

Warm the oil and the beeswax together—temperature should be warm enough to have the beewax melt, but no more.

Once melted, add the essential oils and stir (I use a chop stick).  To test the consistency, dip a spoon in the mixture and the put it in the freezer for on minute.  Take it out and see if you like it.  If it’s too thick, add a bit more oil, if it’s too thin, add a bit more beeswax.

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