As soon as I got home I made this DIY lip balm recipe which is ultra moisturizing to help relieve dry lips and create a really soothing, nourishing feeling.
This recipe made 15 tubes of lip balm (with lots of spillage)
- 2 TBSP Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
- 1 TBSP Shea Butter
- 2 1/2 TBSP Beeswax Pellets
- 1 TBSP Avocado Oil (Organic) or Calendula Oil
- 1/4 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
- 5 drops of Vitamin E
- 12 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oils (I recommend this brand)
- 8 drops of Spearmint Essential Oil (I recommend this brand)
- Empty Lip Balm Tubes Containers
This baby goes on smooth and stays on strong! You can increase or decrease the amount of essential oils to get more or less flavor. You could even substitute out the spearmint-citrus for other flavors like peppermint, lavender, or anything you can imagine!
P.S. You can get the "labels" that I used from using this Washi Tape Roll. It needs just a teeny bit of trimming, but it's super cute, right?!
DIY HACK: Lip Balm Tube Holder
If you are using lip gloss tubes, please be very careful about pouring the hot mixture into the tubes. I STRONGLY recommend not holding them with your hands as you will most likely spill some of the mixture over the side.
You can always use an old egg carton, punch a few holes in each "egg" space with some scissors to hold the tubes. Once you have the tubes in place, you can then pour the hot mixture into the lip gloss tubes safely without risk to your hand! SWEEEEEEET!! I just leave them there for about 12 hours to set.
Easy Peasy, right? But if you're still confused I made a video to show you how to do eeeeeet.
See... sometimes I have smart ideas. MWAH!