Making lip balm using low-tox products and essential oils is so simple, yet totally satisfying! Have you ever thought of all the toxic chemicals and perfumes used in commercial lip balms? You are swallowing that toxic mess. Start low-toxing your load with this simple DIY – and best of all? You’ll have spares to give your friends 🙂
Lip Balm Sticks
- Double Boiler (jug or bowl over simmering water)
- Spoon for stirring
- 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil only use a pure oil such as doTERRA that states it is suitable for flavouring use
- 1 pinch pigment (such as organic beetroot powder, mica or mineral makeup) if using mineral make-up, ensure it is a quality product and does not contain toxic ingredients
- Line up empty lip balm tubes, take lids off and make sure they have been twisted down
- Fill a large saucepan with 3-5 cm of water and bring to a boil
- Measure butters and oils and place in glass jug or bowl
- Once boiling, add glass jug or bowl to saucepan
- Stir every few minutes until ingredients are melted and combined
- Remove from the heat and let it sit for 3 minutes before adding essential oils
- If you would like a tinted lip balm, add a pinch of coloured mineral makeup until you get your desired colour and stir until combined
- Pour mixture into lip balm containers and leave to cool
- This recipe makes 45 grams of lip balm so make sure you have enough containers. This recipe will make approximately 10 lip balm tubes. You can always reduce the batch size by cutting the recipe in half.
- If you want a harder lip balm, add an additional 15 grams of beeswax. For an even softer lip balm, add an additional 15 grams of coconut oil.
- This lip balm makes a great gift and can easily be customised. Change the colour or the scent by using a variety of colourings and essential oils.