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Make your own lip balm or lip gloss in just ten minutes! Homemade lip balm is a fantastic DIY gift idea with unlimited flavor and color options!

10-Minute DIY Lip Balm Gloss

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10-Minute DIY Lip Balm

I’m one of those people who can never have enough lip balm – seriously, I just went digging through my purse and discovered that I have NINE of them in there! With the harsh and dry winter weather starting to settle in, it’s especially important to keep your lips hydrated so that they don’t get chapped and irritated. Lip balm also makes a quick and easy DIY holiday gift idea, and trust me, once you start to make your own, you’re going to want to make about a zillion different versions!

Homemade Lip Balm

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This basic recipe will create a lip balm that is firm to the touch, but that softens upon contact with your lips – perfect for filling tubes or pots. If you want a softer and glossier version, reduce the amount of beeswax by 1/3 and add a tiny bit more of the liquid oil. This recipe is VERY easy to alter to suit your needs and the ingredients that you have on hand, so feel free to play around with it!

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm Gloss in 10 Minutes

Experiment with your favorite flavor and color combinations! Essential oils are a great way to add flavor along with additional health benefits (try peppermint, wild orange, lemon, lavender, citrus bliss, and more!) or if you prefer to use a traditional flavoring oil, you can enjoy every flavor from watermelon to cheesecake to tropical punch and root beer (and about a thousand other flavors in between!).

A rainbow of different colors can be achieved with mica cosmetic coloring powders or you can simply melt down an old lipstick along with the lip balm ingredients to give it a colorful tint. Cosmetic powders will also allow you to add a bit of pearl shimmer or full-on glittery sparkle!

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm Gloss

10-Minute DIY Lip Balm Printable Recipe

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Easy 10-Minute DIY Lip Balm

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Yields: 15 10ml Containers

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Tbsp. Beeswax Pellets
  • 2 Tbsp. Shea Butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or other liquid oil such as Almond Oil, Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil
  • Essential Oil (10-20 drops) or Flavor Oil (1/2 gram)

Instructions:

  • In a microwave-safe container (I use a glass Pyrex measuring cup), melt the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in 30-second increments, stirring well after each one.
  • Stir in the essential oil or flavor oil.
  • Carefully pour into pots or tubes and allow to cool before using.
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There are SO many ways that you can play around with this recipe to make it your own, and I hope you have as much fun creating your customized lip balms and glosses as I do!

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    1. Hi Aria, I haven’t tried soy wax myself, but I don’t see why not! Typically, you can use soy wax and beeswax interchangeably in most bath & body recipes, and I think it should work fine in this one as well. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    1. A rainbow of different colors can be achieved with mica cosmetic coloring powders or you can simply melt down an old lipstick along with the lip balm ingredients to give it a colorful tint. Cosmetic powders will also allow you to add a bit of pearl shimmer or full-on glittery sparkle! 🙂