Horray! It’s time for the third installment of my 2016 Summer Skincare Mini-Series! We’ve already make Nourishing Lotion Bars and Soothing Bath Bombs. Time to move from from full body products to a specific part of your skin. Let’s talk lip balm! I’m a huge fan of Burt’s Bees lip balms. My personal favorite is definitely the Pomegranate variety. But they’re pricey! For a little product that gets swamped at the bottom of my purse, thrown around my backpack, hiding under the seat of my car, I tend to lose track of them. And the guilt over the losing all these expensive treasures gets very frustrating.
Now, I’m sure more than anything I need to keep track of my things. But really, why not use my absent mindedness as an excuse to make a DIY product! This lip balm is truly amazing. It works better than ANY lip balm I have ever tried, it’s super quick and easy to make, and it’s definitely less expensive per balm than Burt’s Bees (especially if you have the products on hand already from our other DIYs).
DIY Moisturizing Lip Balm
Like the lotion bars, they have the 1 part butter, 1 part beeswax, 1 part oil structure. Feel free to make any substitutions! I like the repairing benefits of shea butter and the lightweight, supple feel of almond oil. I used 10 grams of each part to make an entire 5 lip balm tubes.
- Double boiler, makeshift double boiler, or saucepan
- Chapstick tubes
- Pipets (I think these are the ones I got but I can’t totally remember)
- Combine ingredients in a jar.
- Heat ingredients in double boiler, makeshift double boiler, or saucepan over low heat.
- Once the ingredients are melted and combined, quickly add the essential oil of your choosing.
- Use the pipet to pour the melted ingredients in the chapstick tubes.
- Let cool and enjoy! Try not to lose in your purse…although I won’t judge you if you do 😉
Enjoy Your Lip Balm!
I like to apply this balm every evening. I wake up with healthy, moisturized lips and it feels soooooo good. I hope you love it as much as I do! Pair it with a DIY Facial before bed and you’ll be ready for anything the next day! 🙂
Be sure to keep your lip balm in a cool, dry place. I left mine in the hot car and it melted. While it’s not the end of the world (it re-solidified after being returned inside), it does change the texture a little bit. I also like to decorate blank labels when I’m using them for gift giving. They fit right around the tube and you can personalize them so nicely! I’ll be following up with a final gift packaging post soon! Kitties not included 😉 .
Have you made your own lip balm before? What’s your favorite go-to lip balm now? What are your favorite packaging ideas for your DIY beauty products? I would love some tips!
Wishing you happy skin,
Related: Create Your Own DIY Facial System–Treat yourself to a relaxing and luxurious facial today!
Check Out the Entire DIY Summer Skincare Mini Series
- DIY Nourishing Lotion Bars
- DIY Gentle Fizzing Bath Bombs
- DIY Moisturizing Lip Balm
- DIY Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
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