Homemade lip balm using three wholesome ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil is so moisturizing and nourishing. They also contain many essential nutrients, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory substance, which make it a powerful anti-aging and healing lip balm too.
Guess what, it is super easy and quick to make it at home from scratch as long as you learn a few tips.
Ingredients to make lip balm from scratch
I handpicked three wholesome and most potent ingredients: beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. All in an organic, unrefined state. By the way, I also use beeswax and shea butter as two of the key ingredients to make an anti-aging, healing body lotion.
The first is beeswax
well-known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities, beeswax also serves as an emulsifying agent for making lotion or lip balm.
I typically get organic white beeswax pellets, which makes the measuring and melting process easier.
The second is shea butter
Extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, shea butter offers an impressive deep moisturizing, nourishing, and anti-inflammatory power. Lucky for us, we can get raw, unrefined African shea butter at ease nowadays.
The third is coconut oil
They are extremely healthy and versatile oil. Lucky for us, organic and virgin coconut oil is readily available. I use coconut oil both for cooking and personal care DIY project.
I also replace part of the butter to make a healthy & yummy soft chocolate chip cookies.
For DIY projects, coconut oil is perfect to make a homemade toothpaste.
What tools and gadgets you need to make lip balm at home?
You will need a 2-cup glass measuring cup to hold the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. A small saucepan to heat the glass measuring cup, and a mini silicone spatula to stir during the heating and to scrape during the bottling stage.
Last but not least are the lip balm container tubes.
How to make lip balm at home?
It is genuinely quick and easy to make lip balm at home.
The first is to measure out equal portion (weight) of beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil and place in a glass measuring cup.
The second is to bathe the glass measuring cup in simmering, boiling water until everything melts. Mix to blend well.
The third is to pour the liquid into lip balm container tubes.
Tips & Tricks to make a perfect homemade lip balm:
The hot liquid of melted beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil will re-solidify pretty quickly. Make sure you simmer them to a high temperature which will buy you some time while trying to pour the liquid into tubes.
Act quickly to pour the liquid into all tubes. Try to fill to the top as close as possible.
You will notice the liquid quickly solidify and leave a dip in the middle. The remaining liquid left in the glass measuring cup also starts solidifying by now. Use a mini silicone spatula to scrape the mixture from the measuring glass cup and top off the tube and level the top.
All done! Enjoy a super moisturizing and nourishing lip balm.