Make Your Own Lip Balm

Dana Hinders
lip balm

Combine your love of crafts with your passion for makeup and skin care products by learning how to make your own lip balm. Homemade lip balm has no preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial sweeteners. This makes the product less likely to irritate sensitive skin. You can even add ingredients such as sesame oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter to your homemade lip balms to create a special pampering treat.

Make Your Own Vanilla Lip Balm

Many people think making lip balm is difficult, but this couldn't be further from the truth. While some recipes are more complicated than others, a basic vanilla lip balm can be made in just a few minutes.

Supplies

  • 1 tablespoon grated cosmetic grade beeswax
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Contents of 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil soluble lip balm colors or a small amount of lipstick in the shade of your choice, if you want to add color to your lip balm

Instructions

  1. Slowly heat the first three ingredients in your microwave until they are completely melted.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add color to your lip balm, if desired.
  4. Pour your lip balm in a small container with a lid.
  5. Allow to cool completely before using.

Make Your Own Chocolate Lip Balm

Chocolate lip balm offers a nice alternative to a plain vanilla balm. It's also very easy to make.

Supplies

  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa butter
  • 3 or 4 chocolate chips
  • Contents of 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Oil soluble lip balm colors or a small amount of lipstick in the shade of your choice, if you want to add color to your lip balm

Instructions

  1. Melt your cocoa butter in the microwave, then add chocolate chips. Stir the mixture until ingredients are combined, microwaving for a few seconds more if needed.
  2. Add the contents of the vitamin E capsule and the almond extract.
  3. Add color to your lip balm, if desired.
  4. Stir once more, then pour into the container of your choice.
  5. Allow to cool completely before using.

More Lip Balm Recipes

Here are a few more lip balm recipes you may want to try:

Buying Supplies

Many of the supplies for making homemade lip balm can be found at either a grocery store or large craft store such as Hobby Lobby. However, if you can't find what you need in your area, you can order supplies online from one of the following websites:

Although many people choose to purchase lip balm making supplies individually, you may find it more useful to buy a lip balm kit for your first project. A kit will give you complete directions and save you the hassle of tracking down all of the necessary ingredients for your lip balm recipes.

Taking It to the Next Level

Once you've discovered how much fun it is to make your own lip balm, you may find yourself in search of other related craft projects. Many people who enjoy making lip balm like to experiment with making soap, lotions, bath salts, shower gels, and other homemade toiletries.

If you find yourself constantly searching for a unique gift idea for friends and family, remember that a pretty basket filled with homemade lip balm and related products makes a thoughtful, yet inexpensive present for any occasion. Customize the products using the recipient's favorite colors, flavors, and scents.

If you're looking for a great home-based business opportunity, consider selling your homemade lip balm and complimentary toiletries online, at craft shows, or through home parties. As the general public becomes more interested in aromatherapy and the benefits of all-natural cosmetics, the demand for homemade lip balm is expected to increase.

Make Your Own Lip Balm