Updated: Dec 12, 2022
This one is for all my lip balm addicts out there:). Lip balms are super simple to make yourself and they also make great gifts. The recipe I am sharing today is for a moisturizing lip balm which I think is a must during the cold dry winter months. I chose to use hemp seed oil and cocoa butter for their moisturizing abilities and it is flavored with lavender and lemon essential oils. Lavender is a very soothing essential oil and great for delicate skin like your lips and then just a little bit of lemon for a bright flavor. You also get a hint of chocolate from the cocoa butter making for a great flavor/scent combo. This recipe makes 20 lip balms so you will have plenty to gift and a few extra for yourself.
For this recipe you will need:
Add your cocoa butter, hemp seed oil and beeswax to your melting pot or double boiler and heat on low heat until completely melted.
Remove from the heat and add in your Lavender & Lemon essential oils. While lemon can be a photosensitive oil, it is still considered lip safe in small amounts. I personally like the pop of freshness it gives to the lip balm, but you can definitely leave it out if you prefer.
Stir well to combine and now you are ready to pour into your lip balm tubes. Some people prefer to use a pipette to fill their lip balm tubes but I find if you take your time the melting pot is pretty easy to pour from as it has a spout. If you were going to make a large amount of these lip balms there are also trays you can purchase that will hold your lip balm tubes and make pouring and clean up easier. If you choose to use cardboard lip balm tubes instead of plastic, you will want to go the pipette route as the cardboard tubes stain easily, so you have to be very precise when adding your lip balm to them.
Allow your lip balms to cool slightly and then top off as needed with your remaining lip balm mixture.
Once they have cooled completely, you can cap them and they are ready to be labeled and used:)
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