Lip Balm

Adapted from a recipe by Healthy Living How To, this DIY sweet honey ginger lip balm recipe features Young Living ginger & orange essential oils plus local honey.

Making this lip balm is really easy to do. You can purchase lip balm tins or tubes from Amazon.  You’ll also need a pot to boil water in, a re-purposed glass jar and:

1TBS coconut oil
1TBS cocoa butter
1TBS beeswax
8 drops ginger essential oil
4 drops orange essential oil
1/2 tsp. local honey

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Make sure your pot is big enough to hold your glass jar with enough water to come about halfway up the sides of the jar.

Measure your wax, butter & oil into the glass jar. Place the jar  in the pot of boiling water.

While you wait for your ingredients to melt, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Then invert an egg carton and with a sharp knife, cut x shaped slits in the bottom of the egg cups.  Insert one lip balm tube in each egg cup.  If you’re using tins, simply line your tins up on the cookie sheet.

When your butter, oil & wax are melted, give the mix a quick stir so that it’s well blended.  Remove the pot from heat.

Add the essential oils & honey, making certain the honey is mixed in well. Then, using oven mitts (because this glass jar is going to be HOT!) remove the jar from the pot.  Carefully pour the melted wax into your tubes and tins.  Don’t worry if a little wax gets on the outside of the tube or tin. You’ll be able to wipe it away once it cools.

When your balm is poured into your containers let them sit to solidify. You can use the lip balm as soon as it’s cooled.

This recipe keeps for about 6 months.  Make a double batch to gift family during the holidays.  Use as a door prize at your next class or vendor event.  Experiment with different essential oils.  Some of my other favorite oils to use are peppermint & lavender.


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