How to Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm
Community is something that I find myself drawn to and maybe it's only human nature or that I love to build relationships with like-minded, positive people. There are many areas in my life that have centered around a group or community with similar interests, over the years these have changed but its interesting to see how some make you flourish while others wear you down.
As I am aging, I know more about myself and I work toward staying well every day. I choose how I want to live each day and a large part of my lifestyle habits have stemmed from the people I am connected with in life.
Now for the most part, my greatest partner in crime is my husband. He and I have really created a solid foundation of health and wellness in our household. Doing this life together with someone you live with really holds accountability. In addition to our real friends and family, I am also connected in several social media outlets. Being in multiple Facebook groups has allowed me to find other people with similar goals in life, whether it be financial independence, wellness, natural lifestyles, dog moms, or simply other women, many of these communities are awesome because people have a place to share testimonies, ask questions, share recommendation, knowledge, and other tools that will make life better.
Over the last few weeks several people have been asking about lip balm. While some of these people are seeking natural ingredients because they are interested in removing chemicals from their home, others may have an interest in just finding the “best” lip balm for support and protection as we head into the summer months. Personally, I think that both go hand in hand. I have found that there is no better way to support your body than with the pure, natural ingredients. It’s important to know that lip balm is no different than other personal care or cleaning product that we dissected a few weeks ago. I recently talked about 5 recipes to transform your home, skin care, and laundry detergent and each of these posts really help explains why we choose to use Young Living Essential Oils products and make our own using the oils.
Growing up as a lip protection junkie, I had all kinds of flavored lip balm, lip gloss, and chap stick placed in all the necessary locations to ensure that I always had some on hand. They were in places like my book bag, purse, car, locker, and lacrosse bag. I am not saying that has really changed but I’m no longer the uninformed consumer I unfortunately was in the past. Over the last 5 years discovering that ingredients actually do matter has empowered me to make decisions with my health in mind. It’s important to know that there are some pretty interesting ingredients in many types of lip products and makeup products that I know I do not want to use on my body.
I have found that my old “favorites” are filled with chemical ingredients that we are trying our best to avoid in our home: fragrance, parabens, petroleum, synthetics, and coloring to name a few. Although I know there are some people that may think “what’s the big deal?” Let’s consider each and every single personal care product used daily on our body has the laundry list of chemical ingredients known to be harmful. To me, that seems to be a lot of exposure to unnecessary chemicals.
When understanding our skin and understanding reactions that occur because our body’s cells and hormones are interacting with the ingredients, I personally feel that over time damage can take place. I believe I’m worth more than that so I will choose to make my own products and use Young Living with ingredients I trust to support my body instead of cause turmoil on my cells. One of the greatest parts of changing to a plant based lifestyle because I believe in the wellness it can bring but I have actually found these products are some of the best that I have ever used, including lip balms!
Option # 1- Lip Care by Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils has several lip care products that I use regularly. These products moisturize and protect my lips by using all natural ingredients.
Lavender Lip Balm-Infused with Lavender essential oil, jojoba oil & vitamin E.
Grapefruit Lip Balm-Infused with Grapefruit essential oil & wolfberry seed oil
Cinnamon Lip Balm-Infused with Cinnamon Bark & Peppermint essential oils
Lip Gloss - Savvy Minerals by Young Living offers a variety of lip gloss
Lipstick - Savvy Minerals by Young Living offers a variety of lipstick
During the holiday catalog or other special events, Young Living Essential Oil offers my favorite lip balm, Vanilla-mint. I always order the four pack special when its available.
Another tip is to use these items to create a thoughtful care package or gift for your friends and family.
Option # 2- DIY Lip Balm
When I first thought of the idea of making lip balm, I honestly thought it would be a really long process and a big messy project in the kitchen. I should have known by now that essential oil DIY products are never hard. When I say things are easy and simple, please take my word. Honestly most things are so easy you can’t even get them wrong. Can I tell you how thrilled I am that I actually told myself in November to order the supplies from amazon and make the lip balm for Christmas gifts. Once you have all the supplies and essential oils, making lip balm could be one of the easiest DIY recipes of them all. The lip balm actually turned out to be a really big hit among my friends, family, and co-workers, so I am getting ready to make another batch for an upcoming party favor. I can not wait for you to share with me how your own turn out!
I hope you give this recipe a chance because it really does end up being easy, affordable, and creates a soothing lip balm that smells delicious.
Ingredients for DIY Lip Balm:
1 Tablespoon Grape Seed Oil or Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon solid Coconut Oil
1 ½ Tablespoon Beeswax
1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
10 - 20 drops of Young Living Essential Oils.
Double Broiler or use a pot of water and with a glass measuring cup over the side
Lip balm tubes or lip balm tins
Directions for making DIY Lip Balm:
First, set up your double broiler or pot of water with a hanging glass measuring cup. Then your going to melt down the solid Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, and Cocoa Butter to liquid form, it's important to be patient with this step. Let them melt down slowly with occasional stirring so that you do not burn them by melting too fast. Once they are melted, I remove from the heat.
Next add in the Grapeseed Oil and the essential oils. I typically use Lavender or Peppermint in my lip balm recipes, but there are many other combinations that would work. For this recipe, I use about 10-20 drops of essential oil total. I often test the potency of the lip balm by spooning out a sample to test on my lips, if more essential oils is needed just add the extra drops.
While still in liquid form, I pour the lip balm into tins. I leave the cap off and let them sit to cool and solidify. Once the lip balm has harden for finishing touches, I cap and label them with decorative vinyl or stickers.
Favorite Essential Oil Combinations:
Lavender & Peppermint
Thieves & Lavender
Thieves & Peppermint
Spearmint & Grapefruit
Citrus Fresh & Peppermint
I hope you enjoy this recipe and use the search feature to look for more of my favorite DIY recipes. Please take a minute to share with me in the comments below your favorite essential oil combination for your DIY lip balm!
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