Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Make Your Own Lip Balm

For those sun parched lips. I love making my own skin care products, and this lip balm is easy peasy and it works. Keeps your lips soft and supple, that is if you can resist licking it off. It tastes yummy! Here's the how to:

Orange Honey Lip Balm
  • 2 tsp. beeswax, grated or pellets
  • 7 tsp. sweet almond oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 5 drops orange essential oil or whatever you like, Such as peppermint, spearmint, grapefruit, lime. You can even mix them up.
  • Three 1/2 ounce size tins
  • small saucepan, measuring spoons, grater, labels or stickers

Melt the beeswax and oil in small saucepan over low heat, until beeswax is melted.

Remove pan from heat. Add the honey and mix thoroughly.

The mixture cools fast, but make sure you incorporate the honey very well to prevent separation.

Stir in your essential oil. The mixture should be a soft paste now.

Place a teaspoon of the balm into each container. Tap the container on your work surface to disperse the balm evenly in the tin.

Pop on  your lid and decorate with a label or pretty sticker. Enjoy!
Yields: 1 1/2 ounces

I bought my tins at this etsy shop, Blue Starlight Enterprises. Pin It


Anonymous said...

Great idea Deb!...I'd ask you to make me some to take out on the road with me, but there's no flavor on planet earth that compares with your sweetness!.....Danny

Debra said...

You're just kissing up for that crack on the previous post! ;)
You always make me smile...

Love ya, Deb ♥

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Thank you so very much for posting this. I have always wanted to make my own but thought it would be harder! You write a very good tutorial!!

Debra said...

You're very welcome, Princess of Everything! That is a great name, by the way. =)
I really appreciate your comment. You made my day!

redchuckstress said...

Love this tutorial. I featured it on my blog to share with everyone. Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

redchuckstrees_I'm glad you enjoyed the tute! Thanks so much for the comment and for linking. =)
Have a great day!

Sherry said...

This is great lip balm and it tastes great too. Another great project Deb.

Debra said...

Thank you, Sherry! I'm glad you liked it. =)

Regina Murphy said...

I'm dying to try this! It looks wonderful. Just wondering where you got your tins? I've been looking everywhere and can't seem to find them that small.

Debra said...

Hi Regina =)
At the end of the post is a link to Blue Starlight Enterprises. The tins I used are listed under craft tins on their site. You can buy them in sets of 6, 12, or 50.

You can also purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs. Here's the link,http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/supply/tins.html.

Hope this helps.


Regina Murphy said...

Just wanted to thank you again for this post. I finally got around to ordering the tins from BlueStarlight and I just made a batch. WOW!! That was easy and fun and I LOVE them! Thank you so much!

Debra said...

Regina_ You're very welcome! I'm so glad you loved it too! I really appreciate the feedback. =)


Anonymous said...

I am completely obsessed with lip balm making now! I love it! this is so smooth and stays on the lips well! one question I have is that a lot if balm recipes I have seen contain cocoa butter, and I was wonderin if you knew what would be a good household substitute for it as I don't have any and don't fancy ordering it offline? thanks x E.L


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