How To Make Beeswax Lip Balm
Did you know that store bought lip balm can actually make your dry, sore lips worse? Many are full of ingredients such as petroleum (which we'd rather only see in our cars!) along with phenol, menthol and other nasties which can dry your skin out.
You can make beeswax lip balm at home that only contains beautiful, natural ingredients and that will actually soothe and moisturise your lips. Best of all it's really easy and cheap to make!
Follow our simple steps to make lip balm at home...
- Beeswax, 16g | 14%
- Babassu oil, 50g | 43%
- Safflower oil, 45g | 50ml | 39%
- Vitamin E oil, 4g | 4ml | 3%
This recipe will make enough to fill 6-8 lip balm tins
1. Weigh out the ingredients into a heat proof jug or bowl.
- For this recipe, all the ingredients can go in one bowl.
2. Melt the oils and wax
- Melt the oils together using a metal bowl over boiling water, or a bain marie. Alternatively, you can melt them in a microwave using short bursts.
- If you mix the oils regularly the beeswax will melt a lot quicker.
- Stir thoroughly to make sure the oils are combined.
3. Pour your liquid lip balm into containers
- Pour into clean containers. You can recycle lip balm tins you might already have or use small jars.
- Allow to cool and they are ready to be used!
Andy's Top Tip:
This is a great lip balm to keep handy while you're out and about as it not only moisturises your lips but it's also great for soothing sore hands (from all that hand sanitiser!), moisturising dry skin or keeping stray eyebrows in place!
Why is my homemade lip balm grainy?
This is usually caused by your mixture cooling too slowly. Try melting your lip balm again and letting it cool in the fridge.
How do I store homemade lip balm?
Damp and heat are enemies of lip balm! Always in a cool, dark, dry place.
How long should homemade lip balm last?
We’d expect at least 3 months. You'll get a longer life from your lip balm if you sterilise your mixing and melting containers with isopropyl alcohol first
Why is my lip balm too soft?
We created this recipe to be used in English winter temperatures, so if it is warmer where you are then we would suggest using 25g beeswax instead of 16g.