I kept putting this DIY off and it is possibly one of the ones our family needed most, go figure right?
DIY Lip Balm.
My daughter and I have chronically dry and unhappy lips. Like always. It doesn’t matter what we use. It doesn’t matter how much water we drink. I found some quick short term relief in one product, only for it to come back with a vengeance.
So now what?
Essential oils, I know right? Why didn’t I think of it MONTHS ago with my oily collection sitting on its custom built shelving?
But now, it is here. It is crafted in my kitchen and I put some on both myself and my daughter. Let me tell you. I can already move my lips without them feeling like they are going to break in half.
That if HUGE for me. I can ALREADY feel it working!
So what is this simple DIY recipe? Well, aren’t you in luck because I my dear friend am about to tell you!
You will need:
Beeswax Pellets (I got mine from Micheals craft store)
Containers to put your lip balm in (I used a bunch of random containers from previous chapstick I emptied and cleaned)
Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
Coconut oil (the kind that solidifies)
A syringe (I used a baby syringe)
It seems like a lot, but I promise, it is really simple and takes barely any time. I promise. I am not that crafty and I am kind of lazy.
Here is how it is done! Are you ready? I bet your lips are!
1: Take 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets and put them into your bowl
2: Place bowl into microwave for 60 seconds
3: Add 2 tablespoons of your solidified coconut oil
4: Pop back into microwave until all ingredients are melted together (this took my microwave 1 minute 20 seconds)
5: Add in 6 drops of Young Livings Peppermint Essential Oil and 6 drops of Young Livings Lavender Essential Oil and mix together
6: Take syringe and fill the containers that you will be using to hold your lip balm
7: Let set (Mine took about 2 minutes to set)
That’s it! You are ready to apply and go! We used both containers that you use your fingers to apply, old Chapstick tubes and empty EOS containers.
With this recipe I was able to fill, 1 chapstick tube, 3 EOS containers and my daughter’s little panda lip balm container. It definitely makes quite a bit!
I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!
If you are not big on making your own lip balm, Young Living has their own! If you would rather purchase toxic free click HERE!