Making your own lip balm is one of the most satisfying DIY skin care projects. It’s one of the easier things you can make and you end up with a fabulous product that you’ll probably use on a daily basis.
Here’s how to make a lip balm you’ll want to use and brag about every day! It’s the easiest recipe and is great for beginners, kids, and teens.
The first thing to know is that to make a simple, fabulous lip balm you only need two ingredients – an oil and wax. Some recipes can also use soft and hard butters but they’re not necessary for making a great balm. If you’re curious though, I share those recipes in 2 other posts.
But resist the urge to check those out if you’re just getting started or working with kids. I highly recommend that you start with this recipe instead! It’s a basic recipe and I use it ALL THE TIME. Getting fancier is fun, but it’s not essential to a great quality balm. Trust me – what you make with this recipe will be WAY better than anything you’ve ever bought!
All you need is two ingredients and about 20 minutes of time.
- 15% Wax
- 85% Oil
There is flexibility in those percentages! You can deviate from that variation in order to create either a softer or harder lip balm. This is about creating the perfect lip balm for you so I encourage you to try different variations.
Secrets To Getting The Measurements Right
I think this is the most confusing part for most people. Since I’m not usually making a ton of lip balms I usually use Tablespoons used for baking for measurements. For example 4 tablespoons of oil and wax makes between 4 and 9 containers. The number of containers you make depends on the size of the tin, tube or jar you use. Most tins and jars will allow you to make 4 lip balms. Most tubes will yield 9 lip balms.
Here are some basic measurements based on 4 tablespoon rule.
- 3.25 Tablespoons of Oil
- .75 Tablespoons of Wax
The Steps For Making a Lip Balm
There are really only 5 simple steps to making a lip balm.
Fill a pot with a little water
Measuring your ingredients
Place your measuring cup into your pot of water on the stove
Heat your ingredients at a low temperature for 5-10 minutes (or until all beeswax beads are melted)
Add your ingredients to tins, tubes or jars and let them cool till hard
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