Make Your Own Non-toxic Lip Balm
I am constantly using lip balm. I used to be a Chapstick girl, but NO MORE! Have you heard what is in Chapstick?! Let’s just say it’s not good for you and ultimately doesn’t even help with your chapped lips. This is what lead to me switching to Burt’s Bee’s and that eventually lead to me making my own. Nothing says, “toxin free”, like making your own non-toxic lip balm.
Everything You Need
3 tbsp beeswax pellets
2 tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
Lip balm tubes (mine came in a package of 50)
I did not get the lip balm pouring tray the first time I made my own non-toxic lip balm and totally regretted it! I had a waxy mess everywhere. It is definitely worth it to get the pouring tray.
How to Make It
First, set up your own double boiler. This can be done by taking a sauce pan, filling it ¾ of the way up with water, and placing a glass or stainless steel bowl on top of the water. Put your double boiler on the stove top and turn the heat on high. You will put the ingredients (minus the essential oils) in the bowl, the water will start to heat up the bowl, and the ingredients will melt together. The wax will take longer than the other ingredients.
After everything is melted, remove the bowl from the heat, let it cool slightly, and stir in about 30 drops of essential oil.
Set up the lip balm tubes in the pouring tray and use a small spoon or pipet to fill up the tubes. Let everything set for a few hours, put on the caps, and your done! If you would like, you can use the same labels that I did! Here is a free printable. I use these for essential oil roller bottles so you may need to trim them down to size. I print this design on these specific, waterproof, labels.
This recipe makes 15 to 20 tubes. You won’t have to buy any nasty chapstick, ever again! Plus, these make great gifts. I hope you enjoy treating your lips with something that is actually good for them.
What essential oil will you use in your homemade batch of non-toxic lip balm? I would love to know your favorite scent!