Making homemade lip balm is amazingly simple, and from this moment on you’ll never have to pay for a 3 dollar tube of lip balm again. Most recipes online call for a bunch of different ingredients, this one only uses two ingredients, coconut oil, and beeswax. It’s soft, goes on smooth, and works great.
What you’ll need:
- Coconut oil
- Beeswax (I recommend pellets, they’re much easier to work with)
- Oil based flavors (Optional)
- A small cooking pot preferably with a pouring lip
- Something to stir with (I use a bamboo skewer so I can just toss it when i’m done and not have to worry about cleaning the wax off)
- Lip balm tubes or tins
- Cheese grater (If you got a bar of beeswax)
- Kitchen Scale
Since the standard lip balm tubes hold 1 teaspoon of material, you’ll need about ½ tsp coconut oil and ½ tsp beeswax for each tub you want to make. But I recommend getting a kitchen scale, and weighting out your mix.
Add more coconut oil than beeswax. A completely 50/50 mix seems to come out too hard and waxy, but if you’re after firmer lip balm keep it 50/50. If you want it softer just add more coconut oil.
Let a small simple of your mix cool down, and test it out before you tube your whole batch. This way you can make sure your lip balm is the perfect texture before you commit to tubing it it all.
Measure out your coconut oil and beeswax.
Drop the coconut oil into the pot over low heat.
Grate the beeswax if you’re working with a bar.
After the coconut oil is fully melted, drop the beeswax into the pot.
Stir the mixture until the beeswax is fully dissolved.
Once everything is mixed up completely it will be a yellow tint.
Add flavorings at this point if you’d like, but make sure they’re oil based or they won’t mix.
Test a small portion of your mix. You can put the test portion in the freezer for a few minutes until solid enough to try out.
If you’re happy with your mix pour into your tubes or tins.
Cap it, and let it cool. Make sure you keep it upright, and don’t tip it over while it’s cooling.