I love lip balm!
I’m forever swiping it on and when I run out, I take the time to make up a few more tubes to stash away.
Ideally, I’d do this before I run out… 🙂
Making your own lip balm is super simple and only requires a few ingredients and supplies.
- almond oil
- beeswax (I love the bead form)
- a plastic pipette
- empty lip balm tubes with lids
- a rubber band
- flavor oil (optional)
- sweetener oil (optional)
- vinyl labels (optional)
If you like a flavored lip balm, there are so many flavor oils to choose from that it isn’t hard to find one – or five – that you like. The optional sweetener oil acts as a flavor carrier so that your balm has a gentle taste as well as luscious fragrance.
Let’s Make It!
Start by banding the tubes together. This recipe makes seven tubes of lip balm, but you may want to add a few extra tubes for better group stability. The unused tubes can be saved for another time.
Next, measure the beeswax into a saucepan and heat gently until it melts. For such small quantities, the tiny beads are much easier to measure than bulk form and melt quicker too.
After the wax melts, remove it from the heat, add the almond oil, and blend well.
Finally, using the pipette, add the flavor and sweetener oils and stir again.
It cools and sets quickly, so if it begins to harden before you’re ready to fill the tubes, just return it to a bit of heat and stir again.
Now you can transfer your lip balm to the tubes.
Fill the tubes and allow them to set. The balm will sink a bit in the center as it cools.
Just add a few more drops to each tube to create a nice, rounded top.
You may have a few drips over the edges while you’re working quickly, but it wipes away easily after it cools.
Finally, after the balms have completely cooled, cap them and add labels if you like.
I love making several batches of these around Christmas each year and giving them to friends. I also get to make several flavors at a time and try them all – sweet!
A batch of seven balms will last a very long time, so it’s nice to be able to share. These balms have a long shelf life too. I’ve kept them for over two years and they were still fresh and flavorful.
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 teaspoons beeswax
- 8 teaspoons almond oil
- 7 drops sweetener oil
- 2-1/2 ml. (1/2 teaspoon) flavor oil
* The pipettes are marked in milliliters, so it’s much easier to measure the flavor oil using it than with a spoon.