I found the best mix of ingredients to make my amazing Homemade Healing Lip Balm. This recipe will keep your lips moisturized all winter and summer long.
This winter has been brutal for us. Selfishly, I have been tailoring my posts to our new Canadian needs like my Shower Disks for Congestion. Dry lips were wreaking such havoc, but we have conquered them with my new homemade healing lip balm. Not to mention, essential oils have been winning me over left and right!
The dryness turned all our lips cracked. I was slathering our lips down with vaseline every night, but felt like it was just a bandaid to a bigger problem. I searched many sites for the perfect recipe, including which ingredients are best for my specific needs. These were the top 5 needs in my own homemade healing lip balm:
- Smooth feeling
- Smell/Taste good
Making the lip balm was super easy and took less than 5 minutes. I used a 1 cup pyrex measuring cup and a microwave to combine all my ingredients. If you don’t have a microwave, just create a double boiler over your stove and carefully combine the ingredients.
- Beeswax Pellets
- Shea Butter
- Coconut Oil – I used a fractionated oil and it was the bomb
- Rosehip Seed Oil
- Essential Oils – Lemon & Peppermint is what I used, but cater to your own taste
- Containers – This or That works perfectly
Step 1 – First of all, melt together the 2 Tbsp of Beeswax & 3 Tbsp Shea butter until it is a smooth consistency. If you are using the microwave method, use 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Next, add 2 Tbsp each of coconut oil and rosehip seed oil. It pretty much looks like egg drop soup at this point. After that, I put it back in the microwave for 20 more seconds.
Step 2 – Next, stir in your essential oils. Here I used peppermint & lemon essential oils. Using 20 drops of each is a perfect amount. This combo is a favourite among adults and kids alike. Again, stir together to incorporate completely.
Step 3 – Finally, after allowing your mixture to cool down for a few minutes, fill your containers with the solution. This yielded almost 5 ounces for me. Next filled 4 – half ounce containers & 1 – 2 ounce tin. The little extra I had I put in a medicine cup and have it sitting in my kitchen.
- If you are filling lip balm tubes, I recommend using a pipette to fill without spilling. Just make sure to warm the pipette with warm water since the hot mixture could harden inside the pipette.
- Label the containers with cute little name tags for each kid. I used some I had designed for labeling the kids’ food containers.
- Don’t waste the ingredients after measuring, rub them on your lips & hands! Especially the Rosehip seed oil. It is known for its ability to regenerate tissue which results in better skin texture, scar reduction & wrinkle reduction! Lovely benefits, right?
- I put these in little jars, but I think they may do better in lip balm containers like these. None the less, the creamy texture is to die for!
I am obsessed with this homemade healing lip balm. It seriously feels the best on my lips. Most of all, I love that I know exactly what I am putting on my lips.