We’re always on the look out for a cool DIY project, and this lip balm is a great one. This homemade lip balm is super easy to make and will save you lots of money over the expensive organic brands. With a tone of empty EOS lip balm containers (We do LOVE this lip balm) and not wanting to throw them away, we thought this was the perfect DIY project to recycle the containers and save some money on buying more.
So, with the kids on March break this was the perfect activity to keep them busy for a few minutes.
The ingredients for this lip balm are very versatile and can be used for many other homemade beauty products.
DIY Lip Balm Ingredients
- Shea Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Essential Oil -Any of your choice…Get Creative!
- Touch of lipstick -if you want to add color
We recommend using organic products.
We had quite a few containers to fill so we made a large batch of lip balm, you can adjust the recipe to your needs. Basically the breakdown is super simple:
- 1 Part Beeswax (1/4 cup)
- 2 Parts Shea Butter (1/2 cup)
- 2 Parts Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil (1/2 cup)
- 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil
- First, you will want to separate your EOS container into three pieces: Top, bottom and the inner support (looks like the trivial pursuit pie). To remove the inner support use something with a sharp tip and simply wedge in and pop out. Clean the pieces thoroughly. In most cases this won’t be an issue, for us, we had lots of sand and other debris to clean out of most of ours, i’m guessing from being in our kids pockets filled with many questionable materials.
- Once cleaned and dried, screw the inner support into the top portion of the container, and turn upside down with the inner support facing up.
- Combine the Beeswax, Shea butter and Coconut oil in a tempered bowel or jar. We found it easier for measuring and melting to grate the beeswax. Also, if you would like a tinted lip balm you can add a touch of your favorite lipstick.
- Create a double boiler -here is a simple explanation from POPSUGAR and stir until all the ingredients have dissolved -at this point you can add you essential oils.
- Fill your containers to just over the inner support rim
- Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours until hard
- Unscrew the the support from the top and you should have a lovely mound of homemade lip balm.
- Click back into the base and Voila!
Another helpful tip:
To adjust the firmness of your lip balm use more or less beeswax. For example, for a firmer balm double the beeswax, for a more oily balm use less beeswax.
We hope you love this DIY project as much as we do!