I don’t know about you, but for some reason my lips are always super dry. I end up going through a lot of chapstick. I always have at least one tube in my nightstand and one in my purse and at least two others scattered throughout the house. Well, I was reading the chapstick bottle and it had some of the 13 ingredients to avoid. So I figured I should try to make my own. I found this recipe from The Frugal Greenish Mama.
It only costs about $4 to make 6 tubes of this lip balm- and that is including the price of the empty tubes. If you are going to reuse a container, the lip balm itself only costs 93 cents for six tubes. Pretty unbeatable price.
I don’t know why all my homemade beauty products keep ending up being only three ingredients- I guess I am just drawn to the simplicity! Well- this one is nice and easy:
- Honey: Natural humectant (attracts moisture to the skin), antibacterial, natural antioxidant, smells and tastes awesome (use a local, organic, raw honey for full benefits)
- Coconut Oil: Natural moisturizer, antibacterial, full of nutrients your skin needs, smells awesome (use an organic, unrefined, cold pressed coconut oil for full benefits)
- Beeswax: Protective coat on skin, anti-inflammatory, keeps chapstick solid at room temperature
Seriously, these are all amazing natural ingredients that take a long time to expire. Why isn’t all lip balm and chapstick made using this recipe? I don’t know.
I prefer tubes just because I think it’s easier than tins to apply, but it’s all based on personal preference.
Here is what you will want to do:
I made the mistake of not heating mine long enough, so the honey and coconut oil separated a bit. The lip balm still turned out fine- there are just a few tubes with more honey in them. Make sure to heat for the full amount of time.
This recipe should make about 6 tubes of lip balm or 2 tins of lip balm. You can easily double or triple the amount to make more if you like.
I’m pretty happy with the quality of this homemade lip balm. I feel like I don’t have to apply it as often as chapstick I buy from the store. My only complaint is the smell of the beeswax is a little overpowering. Next time I will probably add a bit of an essential oil to help counteract the smell.
Let me know how making homemade lip balm goes for you!