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The DIY Lip Balm You’ll Always Carry

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Are you a lip balm junkie, or do you barely give your lips a thought? Maybe you just haven’t found the right one, or maybe the right one just doesn’t exist. Why not try your hand at making your own?

With a few basic ingredients, you can have an easy-to-make lip balm you can carry with you anywhere. And, if you want to get super fancy, you can spice it up with essential oils and exotic ingredients.

Try out these DIY recipes to get the lip balm you’ll always carry. Don’t worry, you can always share your experiments with your friends as gifts. They’ll thank you, and so will your super-hydrated lips.

Note: Be careful melting beeswax, cocoa butter, and shea butter in the microwave. Use a microwave-safe bowl and check every 8-10 seconds to avoid burning. Once you’ve done it a few times, you’ll get a feel for the right amount of time.

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Honey-Beeswax Lip Balm

Place 1 Tb grated beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 20 seconds at a time until half melted. Add 1 Tb coconut oil and a dash of raw organic honey and blend. Open two capsules of vitamin E oil and add to the mixture. Once cool, transfer to old lip balm container or tin. Apply to your lips as needed.

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Mint Lip Balm

As refreshing as it is simple to make, this lip balm needs just three ingredients. Melt 2 tsp white beeswax pellets in the microwave. Add 2 tsp sweet almond oil and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Once cooled, pour into containers to store. Use when your lips need extra hydration.

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Raspberry-Lemon Lip Balm

There’s nothing better than the classic raspberry-lemon turned into a lip balm. Microwave 2 Tb coconut oil until melted. Add 2 tsp raspberry gelatin mix and blend. Microwave again until the gelatin dissolves and the mixture has an intense raspberry color. Add 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil and mix well. Pour into containers and refrigerate until solid.

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Choose Your Flavor Lip Balm

Get creative with this one and pick your favorite flavor combinations, or experiment with new ones. Melt a little soy wax or beeswax in the microwave. Add ¼ cup cocoa butter and mix well. Add essential oil of preference. Add a small amount of beetroot powder for color (optional). Let cool and pour into containers.

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Rose-Infused Lip Balm

Rose oil’s anti-fungal properties give your lip balm an extra kick that is especially good during the harsh winter months. Melt 1 Tb beeswax, add ½ Tb castor oil, 1 Tb cocoa butter, and a few drops of rose essential oil. Mix well and add vanilla extract to heighten the fragrance. If you want a bit of color, add ¼ tsp alkanet root. Pour into containers and let harden in the refrigerator.

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Creamy Honey-Hemp Lip Balm

Melt a Tb beeswax, 1 Tb cocoa butter, and 1 ½ Tb shea butter. Add 1 tsp hemp oil, 4 tsp almond oil, and 2 tsp honey, mix until liquid. Blend the ingredients with a hand blender or milk frother until medium-thick consistency. Smooth on your lips as needed.

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Super Simple Shea Butter Lip Balm

This simple shea butter lip balm has just five ingredients and a fresh, lemony scent. Melt a Tb shea butter, a Tb beeswax, and a Tb coconut oil together. Once melted whisk or stir in 1 tsp raw honey and 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil. Cool and transfer to jars or tubes. This concoction is especially good for cold sores.

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Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Lavender mint is a classic, calming yet refreshing combination that will soothe your lips. Carefully melt 1 Tb beeswax, 2 Tbs shea butter, and 1 Tb coconut oil. Add 6 drops peppermint essential oil and 6 drops lavender essential oil. You can control the intensity of each scent by adding more or less of one or the other. Mix well and pour into containers.

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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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