There is so much that I love about this little project of Homemade Natural Lip Balm!
~It is easy
~It is natural
~Can be made with no artificial ingredients, colors, preservatives
~It really works!
~It feels great on the lips
~It can be made all organic if you so desire
~It made my girls think I was mom of the year!
The recipe is very simple:
Homemade Natural Lip Balm
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3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
3 tablespoon Shea Butter
3 tablespoons Cocoa Butter
3 tablespoons Beeswax
~If you want color, add a bit of your favorite lipstick to the mix.
~If you want flavor, add a bit of candy flavoring to the mix.
Put all ingredients into a pan. Melt on low. Spoon into containers. Let set. It takes just minutes, depending on the size of your container, to set up.
I found all the ingredients at one of our local health food stores.
I found our containers at Hobby Lobby.
I found the candy flavoring at Walmart, but I am sure they have it at Hobby Lobby, too.
The containers were found in the art supply section of Hobby Lobby. I was super excited to find the little square containers, but super disappointed when we brought them home. I didn’t realize they were stackables, so we only had 4 lids because I bought 2 packages, there were 2 stacks in each package. That was disappointing, since I thought I was getting about 12 containers with 12 lids. Instead, we have a bunch of leftover, empty containers that stack. Grr.
I am SUPER pleased with how it turned out. I can’t stand paying what health food stores charge for natural lip balm, so I love that I can make it myself.
My girls really got into this and kept saying what a fun project it was. Next time, I will order some containers Amazon, like this Lip Balm Container, and I will skip the flavoring/coloring. The cocoa butter/coconut oil gives such a nice scent, and I like the idea of keeping it super natural. Also, by keeping it natural, you can talk the man in your life out of his yucky Chapstick an into this awesome Natural Lip Balm, minus the girly embellishment on top, of course.
This recipe made quite a bit of lip balm. It makes 12 tablespoons, so if each container contains a tablespoon, that is 12 whole containers of lip balm!
I am planning on storing the lip balm we are not using in the refrigerator. I am not sure if that is necessary, but it may help prolong the life of the lip balm since it is all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
We found cute little embellishments for the tops of our containers and used a glue gun to glue them on. You can also use stickers.
This would be a great fun at a little girls birthday party or a dress up party!
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