Do you like lip balm as much as I do? If so, you are going to love my easy homemade lip balm recipe. All natural, gluten-free ingredients help keep your lips hydrated and nourished!
I have two confessions. Are you ready? Here goes. First, I am a lip balmaholic. I have a tube of lip balm in every single room of the house. I even keep a tube in my stitching basket! Of course, I never leave home without one in my purse or pocket.
Second, I am a lip balm snob. Not just any lip balm will do. It’s not about being the most expensive because those normally do not meet my criteria. For me, the perfect lip balm has to be just moist enough to glide on but not too moist where your lips feel ooey gooey. Too dry and your lips feel like you have been in the Sahara desert. Lip balm is a moisturizer especially designed to seal moisture in and protect your lips.
Now that we have established how it lip balm should feel, it must be gluten-free. Yep, gluten can be found in beauty products such as shampoos, toothpaste and chapstick. Wearing lip balm on your lips could be problematic especially if you suffer from serious gluten intolerance. Small amounts can easily travel into your mouth.
Gosh, I have made homemade lip balm for as long as I can remember. I got tired of paying high prices for low quality. Making your own is cost effective plus it is naturally gluten free! I love knowing exactly what I am putting on my lips. It gives me peace of mind knowing that it is free of PABA, petroleum, soy and chemicals.
An added bonus to making your own is being able to create your own personalized flavor combinations. It is so much fun dreaming up different combinations. My favorite is orange or a combination of orange and peppermint essential oils. I like to use lavender at bedtime. When our son (yep, he is a lip balm lover too) visits, he always takes home a few tubes. I keep an extra tube in my purse for when we see him. Inevitably, he will say: “Mom, do you have any lip balm?” A few years ago, I overheard him telling his dad, “Mom makes the best lip balm ever!” Don’t you just love that special feeling you get inside when your family compliments you?
You might be asking yourself what makes the perfect gluten-free lip balm? Just as in cooking, it is all about ingredients. I use the highest quality ingredients I can find (and afford). However, one bottle of the Sweet Almond and Jojoba oils will last forever, especially if you use them just for lip balm. Mine last about eight months because I use them as a moisturizer on my face. (Try them. You will love how soft and silky your skin feels.) I have experimented using different types of oils (such as coconut) to achieve the “perfect” lip balm. I always go back to the Sweet Almond and Jojoba oils.
Are you ready to get started? I have everything that you will need listed below:
Homemade Lip Balm Supply List
2 quart stainless steel pot
8 ounce Pyrex measuring cup
Best Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
Makes about 9 tubes
2 Tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 Tablespoons jojoba oil
1 Tablespoon beeswax (I like to use beads or pellets)
3 drops Vitamin E oil
6 to 10 drops essential oil
- Place lip balm containers on your counter. Make sure lip balm tubes are turned all the way down to the bottom of the tube.
- Put two inches of water in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
- Put beeswax and oils (not including essential oils and Vitamin E oil) in a glass Pyrex measuring cup and place into pot of water. Over low heat, stir the beeswax and oils until melted. DO NOT BOIL.
- Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.
- Pierce a vitamin E capsule with a needle, squeeze 3 drops into mixture.
- Add essential oils to mixture and stir until well blended.
- Carefully pour the mixture in lip balm tubes or small containers.
- Let the lip balm to cool before adding lids.
- Allow your homemade lip balm cure to for 24 hours before using.
–> If the lip balm is too oily, reheat and add more beeswax.
–> If the lip balm is too waxy, reheat and add more oils.
Don’t you love how fun and easy homemade lip balm is to make? Try tucking a tube or two in a gift or as stocking stuffers!
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