I use lip balm like it’s my job! There are always 4-5 tubes lying around between my coat pockets, nightstand, and various bags. That is- unless I loose them. You all know the fright that occurs when you can’t find your lip balm! :0 Store-bought natural lip balms cost about $4+ each, and that adds up! I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own so I would always have a stash of my DIY Natural Lip Balm on hand, while not breaking the bank! I am SO glad that I did. I LOVE this recipe. I don’t see myself having to buy store-bought lip balm again! It is moisturizing, smooth, healing, and tastes great! I love that I can make it in minutes and that I can make a variety of flavors to please my smackers!
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DIY Natural Lip Balm *Moisturizing and Soothing*
Making my own DIY Natural Lip Balm was easier than I thought. Using a few ingredients, many of which I already had in my house, I had many tubes of lip-smacking goodness! Now, I always have an extra stash on hand and spend a fraction of the cost for them!
Here’s why it works:
- Shea butter is a nutrient rich humectant acting to soften and seal in moisture.
- Coconut oil contains fatty acids and antioxidants that help to heal and soothe skin
- Beeswax seals in moisture and coats the lips.
- Vitamin E soothes and moisturizes lips.
- Young Living Essential Oils not only create an amazing flavor for the lip balm, the oils have properties that soothe, moisturize, and promote healthy lips.
Here’s what you need:
- 1 tablespoon unrefined shea butter (My favorite shea butter to use is from Better Shea Butter and can be found HERE)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (The fatty acids
- 1 1/2 teaspoon beeswax
- 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (Make sure the one you use can be safely ingested. You can get a bottle or empty capsules to get the amount needed.)
- 8 drops of Young Living Essential Oils of your choice. I used Thieves , but other great choices include peppermint, lemon, citrus fresh, and lavender, I ONLY use these oils because they are 100% pure and safe to ingest!
- 9 lip balm tubes or containers
- eye dropper
Here’s what you do:
- In a double boiler, melt the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax until it is liquefied. Remove from the heat once liquefied.
- Add the vitamin E oil. Add 8 drops of Young Living Essential Oils of your choice. Stir to incorporate.
- Pour into the containers using an eyedropper and allow to cool.
I like to store my new lip balms in the refrigerator. It is certainly not necessary but it does keep them hardened and I know they will last until I am ready to use them. Enjoy your smooth, moisturized smackers!
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