Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easy DIY Lavender Coconut Lip Balm

Easy DIY Lavender and Coconut lip Balm. Tasty! And it makes my lips so smooth! #DIYBeauty
I love a good lip balm. In fact, I would actually say that I'm kind of addicted to lip balm. I have a tin in my purse, my desk, my bedside table and my coffee table and maybe a few other places, too! Okay, okay! So it's probably more like an obsession.

But buying a good lip balm can be expensive for a girl with a habit like mine, so I decided to make my own to try to save some money. And guess what?! It's not only cheap, but it's easy.  It literally takes 10 minutes to create an entire stash of lip balm for just a few dollars!

Sweet.

But what's really fantastic is that this Lavender Coconut Lip Balm is the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or favors for a party. Why? Because it's inexpensive and super easy, but at the same time it's thoughtful and everybody loves them! I call that a win at life, my friend.

In this recipe, the lavender and coconut are subtle flavors, but the combination between the floral and tropical is sooo nice. It really makes me want to lay around on a caribbean beach with a giant pina colada and maybe a hot shirtless man. With a fan. And he can feed me fruit. Who doesn't like that?! 

Lavender Coconut Lip Balm
Makes ~5 oz of lip balm (enough for ~10 containers)
If you buy the blocks, then you can grate the beeswax, but it's really a pain to get out of the grater. I use a knife and chop it like it was chocolate. Or you can just buy pellets if you have a Digital Kitchen Scale

Beeswax

After it's chopped, add the beeswax to a double boiler over medium heat with the coconut oil. Stir it occasionally until it is completely melted. Leave it over the steaming water and add the vitamin E and Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil (Caution: non-therapeutic grade can cause skin irritation). 

Carefully pour it into a lip balm container-- watch out it's very hot! (I used these Lip Balm Tins but you can also use lip balm tubes if you like).

Let them cool until firm, and then they are ready to use. This is so easy, you guys! The hardest part is cleaning up the beeswax on the double boiler pot, but trust me-- just wash with really hot water and some good soap and it'll be okay.

You can also check out my recipe for DIY Peppermint Chocolate Lip Gloss. YUM!!

If you want to learn more about essential oils please read "How to Find Quality Essential Oils"

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DIY Lavender Coconut Lip Balm is so easy to make! It's great for gifts and bridal shower favors, too!

Only 10% of all essential oils are actually pure-- don't pay attention to anything on the bottle! IT'S LIES! Poor regulations allows companies to put pure on their bottle if they have 10% plant product. Yep, TEN. I didn't forget a 0. That's why it's so important to know who you are buying from!

16 comments:

  1. Will this work in lip balm tubes? Or is it not hard enough?

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    1. Amanda, yes, this will definitely work in lip balm tubes! Good question-- I should have said that in the post! Thanks for asking! :)

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    2. I followed this exactly and the balm came out so hard it wouldn't even glide off on my finger from the tins...Its rock hard...
      Do you think I can melt it down again and add more oil?
      Many Thanks

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    3. I'm sorry that's happened to you! I made them a little bit harder so they could be used in a tube as well. You can definitely melt them down and add some shea butter for some creaminess or more coconut oil! I'd use something with low heat-- like a the base of a coffee pot to melt them down, but that's just me! Hehe.. Just don't use the microwave!

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  2. Very easy to make and tasty! Do you have suggestions for other flavors to try? I'm pretty good and following instructions, but not so great at creating stuff. So glad I found your site :)

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    1. Thanks Monica! I used to be the same way. I think the more you experiment and create, the easier making your own creations will become!

      Hmm… let's see. A lot of people enjoy peppermint, cinnamon, rose, or tangerine too. You can get creative and combine two together like lime-rose, cinnamon-orange or peppermint-grapefruit or you could even do a blend of two florals or two citrus scents you really enjoy (everybody likes lemon-lime). My friend makes a great chocolate mint balm (http://www.homemademommy.net/2013/06/chocolate-mint-diy-lip-balm.html) I've heard of people adding a smudge of honey for sweetness, too, but I haven't tried that… yet!

      If you are planning to go to the beach or out in the sun for a long time, I'd probably not use the double citrus flavors for that. They are more likely to cause you to burn, but there is some SPF protection with the coconut oil and beeswax.

      I hope that helps! :)

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  3. I don't have a double boiler, so how else could I do this?

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    1. Kasey, you can set a bowl in a pot of warm/hot water and melt them that way

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  4. Would this work without beeswax? Thanks!

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    1. The beeswax is what keeps it firm. You can use coconut oil on your lips-- it's great for them as well, but it won't be a solid. I have a few other recipes in the blog that use shea butter and beeswax so if you use more shea butter-- it can help keep it softer, but I can't promise it will be the consistency of chapped stick that way.

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  5. I can't wait to make this. I've been using 100% pure oils, to help with sinuses and not bought in a store, hint hint and I was told lavender and coconut was great for chapped lips. However, i knew there was more to the recipe. Thank you very much, can't wait to make it.

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  6. how would i figure out the ounces for the bees wax and oil? i don''t have a scale :/

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    1. You can use an online measurement converter. They are all over!

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  7. Hello! I seem to be alergic to wax. Which is why I can't put just anything on my lips. Is there a substitute I can use?

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    1. You could try a simple balm of coconut oil + essential oils in a salve container. It is very moisturizing and contains no wax. I hope that helps!

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