There are myriad recipes for DIY lip balm on the internet. Some of them were very complicated, and every single one is a bit different than the others, even if they have the same ingredients in them.
In the end, I decided that proportion was the thing to get right, and the more straightforward I could make it, the better!
This was the recipe I used.
40g pure Shea butter
40 g coconut oil
80gm beeswax pellets
40 drops peppermint essential oil
Microwave safe jug
Wooden spoon for stirring
- Melt the Shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time.
- When it is all melted and no wax pellets remain, stir in essential oil.
- Pour into small pots or tins.
It will set at room temperature, but that will cool and set faster in the fridge.
When set, the lip balm should be opaque white and smooth in appearance.
This recipe makes approx. ten small tins.
This was so easy to make!
It set really well and has a nice, smooth consistency.
The smell is quite neutral and only faintly minty.
It feels lovely on my lips, with a delicious little tingle from the peppermint.
I love the fact that this has no chemicals in it!
I’m very happy to be reusing tins and containers that I already had. I simply used some decorative tape to cover the lids.