Today I will share the recipe for a lovely homemade lip balm. It was roughly based off of this recipe with a couple changes. In all honesty I goofed and used the wrong measuring spoons, so when I doubled the recipe I actually…um, quadrupled it? It filled 10 mini tins and a 125 ml mason jar. Goofs aside, this is a lovely lip balm. Not too sticky. Not too slippery. Stays on the lips well and moisturizes nicely.
I will give you the large quantity recipe I ended up using in case you’re making last minute gifts or just need a bucket-load of lip balm to get you through the dry winter months. Feel free to half it.
See the other recipes + tutorials I’ve shared here.
3 tbsp finely chopped beeswax (found at local health store)
6 tbsp coconut oil (found at grocery store)
3 tbsp lanolin (found on Etsy)
3/4 tbsp emu oil (used instead of vitamin E oil as I always have it on hand and never have the E)
2 tbsp hard honey (found local honey at bulk food store)
Peppermint + vanilla extract (add a little at a time to your liking)
Add all ingredients except honey, peppermint + vanilla to small saucepan over medium low heat stirring until all little bits of beeswax are melted.
Stir in honey, peppermint + vanilla and stir until well mixed.
I used a small eye dropper to fill tiny tins and poured the remainder into a 125 ml mason jar.
go gently + be wonderful