Making your own lip balm is SO darn easy! They make perfect little gifts and stocking fillers for Christmas. My kids made these balms with me, we had fun making them and deciding on what essential oils to use, how much colour to use and of course getting to have our own lip balm each once they were ready.
You will need:
- Soy Wax (or beeswax)
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oils (We used peppermint and lavender)
- Natural Lip colour
- Yes, just the same type of soy wax you would use to make soy candles. I got a 500g bag for $7 from Calico Crafts
They also sell essential oils (make sure you don’t get fragrances which are used in candles)
- Coconut Oil is usually at your local supermarket
- I have DoTerra essential oils (which are amazing!) Silke is a gorgeous Yoga teacher and seller of DoTerra Oils. Find her here
- You can also get essential oils from Health 2000 online or in store
- Natural lip colour. I just used a small amount of an Antipodes natural lipstick which is sold at Farmers
Before you start, have your containers laid out ready, preferably on top of newspaper or paper towels. You will need a double boiler to melt the ingredients in. We used just a smaller pot in a larger pot. Water needs to come up about 2cm around the base of the inside pot.
- Use a 1:1 ratio of Soy wax and Coconut oil. If you are just making one or two lip balms use one desert spoon full of each. Here we made 50, 5mg balms so used 1 cup of each wax and oil. Turn the element on med/high so the water is bubbling. Place in the Soy wax and Coconut oil, use a whisk to stir as they melt together.
- Once the mixture has melted remove pot from the heat and add 2 -3 drops of essential oils. For our bulk lot, we used 14 drops, 7 of lavender and 7 of peppermint. Whisk in the oils.
- Add a small amount of your lip colour. How much you add depends on how pigmented you would like your balm. For a whole 50 balms use used only about a quarter of a teaspoon of colour. So if you are just making a couple of balms, just a small shaving will do. Whisk in the colour until it melts and is even.
- Pour your mixture into your balm containers. We transferred the mixture into a warmed up little jug (warmed so the mixture didn’t harden) for an easier pour into the containers. Let your balms cool and harden for a few hours.
Try to not be tempted to move them or stick a finger in to see if they are ready 🙂
Once you have created your first balms you might like to play around with different oils, amount of oils, and consistency of the balm. For a softer balm use less wax and more coconut oil. For a thicker balm use more wax and less coconut oil.
ENJOY the goodness!
These are gorgeous to use for yourself, for Christmas gifts, and safe to give as kids since you know they are all natural.
We placed a little flower sticker on some for other kids and some balms with a 3d diamond sticker on top to finish them off.
Happy lip balm making! BTW they will make your house smell gorgeous while you are making them 🙂