Homemade Lip Balm Recipe with essential oils
Make your own toxin-free DIY Lip Balm Recipe with essential oils
Lip balm is an essential beauty product that I always have on me. In fact, I have multiple balms for all occasion – in my bag, my bedside table, desk… you get the gist! I also ensure that the lip balms I buy are organic and chemical-free, but this can get expensive. Compare the price of a normal, drugstore lip balm to a high-quality organic one and you’ll find that the price quickly adds up – especially if you’re like me and have more than three on the go at any given time!
This led me to looking into making my own toxin-free DIY natural lip balms.
You can imagine my shock when I realised how easy it is to make your own. I wasted so much money over the years when the answer lay on my kitchen table!
Making your own lip balm isn’t like a science experiment – it’s super easy to do and you can whip up a big batch to store or give as gifts. You will need a few specific tools, which I consider as a one-time investment, and high quality therapeutic essential oils – these are non-negotiables.
Don’t scrimp on the quality of your essential oil – buy the best you can afford and your lips will thank you for it in the long run. Read the ingredients label and make sure that the one you’re using is therapeutic, food-grade, non-toxic and chemical-free. A good essential oil will add a lovely, natural flavour to your lip balm, unlike the artificial, plastic taste you get in your mouth when you use the drugstore brands – ugh!
As well as beautifully scented essential oils, a good lip balm needs a high-quality fat base. I like to use coconut oil or pastured bacon fat (yes, you read that right!) Next time you cook bacon trim the fat off it and keep it refrigerated to use in your DIY lip balms.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Serves: 13-15 balms
- 4 tbsps of pastured bacon fat
- 2 ½ tbsps of organic beeswax
- 10 drops of copaiba essential oil
- 10 drops of frankincense essential oil
*Essential lemon oil can cause photosensitivity, so if you do use this lip balm avoid going out in sunlight oi. I would recommend keeping it at your desk, and using it while you work.
- 3 pyrex glass cups
- Empty lip balm tubes
- Flat baking tray
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Metal spoons to stir
Method for this DIY Natural Lip Balm
- Put the coconut oil or bacon fat into separate pyrex containers and add the beeswax
- Place the containers on the baking tray and leave in a preheated oven (250 degrees) for 10 minutes
- Take the containers out and give it a quick stir
- Put them back into the oven until they are fully melted
- Take them out of the oven and add the essential oils. Stir until thoroughly combined
- Using a syringe, immediately put the mixtures into the lip balm tubes and leave to cool at room temperature
- Store your lip balms in the fridge for up to six months
- Ingredient spotlight: Beeswax
Beeswax is a great ingredient to add to your DIY cosmetics as it’s completely natural, non-toxic and has many health and skin benefits.
- Derived from the honeybee, beeswax is created to protect the inside of the honeycomb where baby bees grow. It also helps keep the hive free of infections and contamination.
- Similar to how it protects the beehive, beeswax can also form a protective layer around our skin when used in moisturisers and creams. It can also retain moisture, making it ideal to use in lip balms. And, despite its thick texture beeswax won’t clog your pores and allows skin to breathe.
- It’s also considered a natural humectant, which means that it attracts moisture, helping keep your skin and lips hydrated.
- Beeswax is also anti-allergenic, making it safe to use for all skin types, even those who are extra sensitive or prone to reactions. In fact, its soothing properties can help relieve itchy, sore skin and lips.
Finally, the sweet honey aroma of beeswax makes it a popular choice for soaps and skincare as the scent isn’t too overpowering.
My favourite natural and toxin-free organic brands for my beauty care are:
These are my 2 favourite brands for Toxin-free face care and make-up, for those of you who do not have time to make your own products;
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