Homemade Natural Lip Balm Recipe
There is so much that I love about this little project of Homemade Natural Lip Balm!
~It is easy
~It is natural
~Can be made with no artificial ingredients, colors, preservatives
~It really works!
~It feels great on the lips
~It can be made all organic if you so desire
~It made my girls think I was mom of the year!
The recipe is very simple:
Homemade Natural Lip Balm
(from a pin I found at Pinterest from Cheeky Kitchen)
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3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 tablespoon Shea Butter
3 tablespoons Cocoa Butter
3 tablespoons Beeswax
~If you want color, add a bit of your favorite lipstick to the mix.
~If you want flavor, add a bit of candy flavoring to the mix.
Put all ingredients into a pan. Melt on low. Spoon into containers. Let set. It takes just minutes, depending on the size of your container, to set up.
The containers were found in the art supply section of Hobby Lobby. I was super excited to find the little square containers, but super disappointed when we brought them home. I didn’t realize they were stackables, so we only had 4 lids because I bought 2 packages, there were 2 stacks in each package. That was disappointing, since I thought I was getting about 12 containers with 12 lids. Instead, we have a bunch of leftover, empty containers that stack. Grr.
This recipe made quite a bit of lip balm. It makes 12 tablespoons, so if each container contains a tablespoon, that is 12 whole containers of lip balm!
I am planning on storing the lip balm we are not using in the refrigerator. I am not sure if that is necessary, but it may help prolong the life of the lip balm since it is all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
We found cute little embellishments for the tops of our containers and used a glue gun to glue them on. You can also use stickers.