DIY Class: Natural Lip Balm

Yesterday in our DIY class, we put our chemist hats on, sharpened our chef skills and got to work on all natural homemade lip balm. We used Martha Stewart’s recipe to achieve the base of our recipe, then tweaked it a little to make it a little more fun. We used a little dab of red lipstick to the mixture to add a splash of color. All the girls loved it!

MATERIALS

  • grated unbleached beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba) in this case, we used coconut oil.
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil (we used peppermint and lavender)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor

STEPS

  1. STEP 1

    Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.

  2. STEP 2

    To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.

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The finished product!

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Author: BGCH

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