Lip Balm–easy enough

How much mess will you make? Here’s a shot of my bowl & spoon with some of the tubes in the background. I didn’t think this was too bad, just takes some patience with the mixing and the filling of the tubes.

It’s chapped-lip season and I decided to make some lip balm. It was easier than I expected it to be. I decided to use Shea Butter due to its moisturizing properties. Beeswax is added so that the butter doesn’t melt in warm weather and I added a little coconut oil to help it glide on smoothly.

Here is my formula:

1 tbs coconut oil

1/4 c shea butter

1/4 c beeswax pellets

Place in a pyrex bowl.

Heat the bowl on a pan of hot water. The ingredients will melt in the order listed above. Stir with a  wooden spoon. When the mixture is fully melted–about ten minutes– add to containers using a disposable transfer pipet. (I bought containers for lip balm.) If you want to get creative, add 1/4 tsp of either Vitamin E or mint extract to each container before adding the mixture. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before capping.

The recipe above made 21 tubes of lip balm.

Clean up note: To avoid clogs, do not pour the mixture down the drain. Wipe out bowl with paper towels, follow with hot water and wipe again. I will save my mixing spoon for the next time.


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