How to make lip balm





Why you’d want to make this

This is a very simple recipe that takes hardly any time and will give you a lip balm that is tender and moisturising. Many store bought lip balms contain nasty chemicals and excess packaging, this way you can reuse some containers and avoid toxins. 


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons of soy wax (or beeswax)
  • essential oils optional (peppermint or citrus flavours work well)

Melt the ingredients and combine. You can do this in a saucepan, in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water for slower melt time or in a microwave. We prefer the double-boil method, that is in a bowl over a saucepan of heating/boiling water. Divide the melted liquid into clean, prepared containers that will be easy to use for the finished product, put in the fridge to set. Voila!

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