Are you looking for a last minute gift idea? I was inspired to make something that I think will be a sweet gift for a few friends. I wanted to try my hand at making lip balm. I had heard it was easy, and since I had many of the ingredients on hand because of my deodorant making experience, I thought I’d give it a shot. It was easy, and I LOVE how it turned out!
I just feel more comfortable with this simple recipe, which includes easy to find ingredients such as beeswax, cocoa butter, and vitamin E, than with store-bought varieties that contain a long list of ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. This lip balm is very moisturizing, and feels great on your lips! The friends that I’ve given it to have loved using it.
There are so many recipes for lip balm all over the internet. I tried out a few different recipes, and combined a few of them into my own recipe. I think it’s pretty foolproof…I had a very easy time making a few tubes at a time. If you want to make a whole bunch of them at a time, simply multiply this recipe to get the amount you need.
How to make your own lip balm
- 1/2 Tablespoon beeswax
- 1 Tablespoon sweet almond oil or grape seed oil
- 1 Tablespoon pure cocoa butter
- 4 drops sweet orange oil
- 2 drops vitamin E oil
- lip balm tubes
- patterned Duck brand duct tape or other stickers or labels if desired
Find the full instructions on my guest post over at Investing Love.
Of course, if you have food allergies, you may need to adjust your ingredients. You could try a different oil if you want to. If you are sensitive to fragrances or flavors, you can also just leave the sweet orange oil out.