Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be making my own homemade lip balm. Seriously y’all! I just giggle at myself in the kitchen making it, but boy am I glad I am! It’s a blast and I gotta say, it’s kinda nice knowing exactly what I’m putting on my body. I’m far from crunchy but it’s all about baby steps!
You wanna know one of the best things about homemade lip balm? It’s not all waxy like you’d find in the stores! Of course, I could make it waxy if I wanted to but that’s one of the things I dislike about store-bought lip balm. By making them less waxy though, it means I can’t let them get super warm either or they’ll melt. That’s fine by me ’cause I really like how it feels when I put it on my lips! The BEST thing about homemade lip balm is that your cost is around 25 cents per tube assuming you have all your ingredients already purchased. FRUGAL and they make great stocking stuffers!
I saw someone comment one time, “why would I wanna spend $xx on ingredients to make lip balm?”. Well, there’s a couple of answers to that question. All of the ingredients in lip balm, coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter can be used in a variety of other products. So you’re really not limiting yourself to just one thing. That means your initial spend gets stretched far, on many things that you and your family can enjoy. If that’s not enough, you don’t have to worry about what you’re putting on your body because you know what the ingredients are. They’re not filled with chemicals and preservatives. It’s all pure.
Another benefit of making my own is I can add in my favorite essential oils. I only use the best, Young Living, and I love making several batches, each with a different oil, and being able to pick whichever one I feel like for that day. Always do your research on essential oils. They are NOT all equal and Young Living is the ONLY company with over 20 years of experience and Seed to Seal.
You’ll be surprised at how easy this is to make and how much fun you’ll have! Below, you’ll find instructions and a printable for a Christmas label to wrap around your lip balm tube, should you use the same oil I did, which is Christmas Spirit. Christmas Spirit is a blend of orange, cinnamon bark, and spruce. It’s a lovely blend and is also fantastic in a diffuser!
I had a really hard time finding labels that are the exact size. You might find much smaller or more decorative type (like oval) labels but I went with the affordable, white Avery shipping labels, 2×4 in size. I had to cut down slightly but I didn’t mind at all. Click here to download and print Christmas Spirit lip balm labels.
Let me know if you try making your own and what essential oil you put in yours!
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw shea butter
1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
Essential oil of your choice (I used Christmas Spirit) optional ( I used about 20 drops)
lip balm tubes
- In a shallow pan, put an inch of water and turn the burner on low.
- Put a glass measuring cup in the water.
- Put the first 4 ingredients in the glass jar and let melt, stirring occasionally. Don’t let any water get into the glass jar.
- Once all is melted, add in your essential oil.
- Quickly pour in tubes all the way to the top. Leave a tiny bit in the jar to top them off after they’ve started to set because they’ll sink just a tiny bit.
- Let cool and label.