Lip balm is one of those items I have with me at ALL TIMES. I have a tube for my nightstand, my car, my work pants, etc. And for some reason, they always seem to disappear! I suspect my husband, but the situation is currently still under investigation. Plus, did you know that certain brands put something in their lip balm to make your lips more chapped? It keeps you constantly grabbing for the tube and their products flying off the shelves. Not cool.
So I decided it would be a fun little project to try and make my own lip balm. Only 4 ingredients, all organic, and at only a little above $1 a tube (probably less if you don’t buy the bare minimum in supplies like I did). I know, buying all the materials to even make one is costly, but if you’re going to be making a lot, it definitely saves you money in the long run. You’re probably thinking, who even goes through 20 lip balms anyways? Well for one, me, but if it’s only costing you $1 a tube why not give them out? They make great stocking stuffers that people will actually use and love. And when I mean love, I mean “I’m not going back to store bought lip balm again.”
You can make them any scent you like by using different essential oils. I provided a free downloadable template of the labels I used. To customize, go to PicMonkey and design your own label in a square. Open your image in the template and adjust to the same size and and space. This way you don’t have to guess. I printed my labels on “shipping label paper” (half sheet sticker paper), and just cut with scissors. Brambleberry also has free printable labels you can customize words, but not design.
What scent would you make your lip balm?
Download template here –> lavenderlipbalm
- 5 min
- 5 min
- Ready in:
- 10 min
- Melt coconut oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax over a hot water bath. I like to use a small jam mason jar and my single egg pan.
- Once it's all melted, add the essential oil and stir. You can put more or less depending on how strong you want the scent.
- Using a syringe or eyedropper, carefully fill lip balm tubes to the top. Let cool completely before moving.