I love making products for myself and others, and recently made my own lip balm recipe. It’s easy to make and I love how well it works! It’s silky smooth and feels buttery when applied. You can decide to add flavoring if you want, or leave it unflavored for less risk of irritation. I like my lipbalm super soft, and I like when it melts as soon as it touches my lips. Bear that in mind when deciding to use this recipe by the book or switch up some ratios! Here’s the recipe, which yields about 75 tubes in total:
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 1/2 cup beeswax
- 1/3 cup mango butter
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. of a lavender infusion made with sweet almond oil and jojoba oil (2/3 sweet almond, 1/3 jojoba) OR an infusion made from another herb such as calendula
- 1/3 cup sweet almond oil (omit or use much less of this for a firm lip balm. I like mine super soft)
- 1/6-1/4 tbsp. vitamin e oil
Next time, I’m going to replace the olive oil with an olive oil infusion made with calendula, and might replace the other infusion with Hibiscus infused in olive oil for flavour. I’m not sure I’ll like the flavour, but it’s worth a shot!
You can also use this as a skin balm for minor abrasions or sunburns. To make it into a lotion bar or a firm salve, remove the 1/3 sweet almond oil!
Let me know how it goes for you if you make it yourself! I currently have a bunch in a jar and have shared many with my friends and family!