Learn how to make an all-natural lip balm at home and protect your lips with the nourishing power of coconut oil.
All-natural beauty often starts in the kitchen and what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it so I’ve invited some friends to share their favorite healthy homemade beauty products with you over the next couple weeks to show you just how easy it is to make your own personal care products from scratch. Please welcome Carrie from Deliciously Organic today with her recipe for a homemade lip balm.
I love making quick and easy skin care products at home. I learned to create my own homemade lip balm over 5 years ago and I love it! Commercial lip balms often contain harmful ingredients like soy, petroleum, and dyes.
Even though what we put on our lips may seem insignificant, the body can absorb small amounts of these chemicals, potentially causing harm over time.
If you want to keep things really simple, all you need is beeswax and coconut oil. To take things up a notch, you can add a bit of honey for sweetness, vitamin E oil as an additional preservative, essential oils for fragrance, or ground hibiscus flowers for a little ruby color on your lips.
I order all my items from Mountain Rose Herbs, and one batch makes eight half-ounce pots of lip balm. They’re perfect for carrying in your purse or giving as fun small gifts.
An easy all-natural homemade lip balm made from coconut oil and beeswax.
- For the Balm:
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 3 ounces coconut oil
- Place beeswax and coconut oil in the bowl of a double boiler.
- Heat slowly, whisking occasionally until beeswax is melted and ingredients are combined and smooth.
- Pour into small pots and let sit at room temperature to cool.
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.