Choose your favorite plant oil and combine with beeswax to create your own lip balm!
My preferred oils are jojoba and apricot kernel oil. Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural oil secreted by the glands beneath the skin making it highly effective as a moisturizer. Apricot Kernel oil serves as an emollient with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities.
Sources of jojoba and apricot kernel oil:
*Coconut oil works well as a substitute for these oils.
How to add color
I use alkanet root for red tint and cacao powder for brown. Melt the ingredients and stir in the powder with a bamboo skewer. Pour the blend through a strainer lined with cheesecloth before pouring into the jars. This is an added step. If you prefer, stir in the colorant with a bamboo skewer and pour directly from the double boiler into containers.
1/4 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon is suitable depending on desired color.
Lip Balm Jars and Tubes
I use Miron violet glass for all of my beauty products because of the bio-enhancing qualities. (Learn more about Miron violet glass here.) Lip balm tubes and jars are readily available online:
How to Make Lip Balm
Looking to purchase natural lip balm? Just So Natural Products carries a variety of nontoxic lip balms made with organic oils using this recipe. Each comes in a unique, highly-prized Miron violet glassware. Find them here.
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Deborah Gatz says
Hi Andrea! I’ve just been looking through your momsaware website at the various DIY hair/face/body care products we can make at home free of harmful chemicals (YAY!) and went to the iBuzzle website you notate which gives lip balm recipes. They look great but I’d ask you to consider making some sort of alert on momsaware regarding the use of rose petals in lip balm. Many of the roses we would buy in stores could possibly have been treated with some sort of pesticide. If someone is buying roses, it would be beneficial to know how they were grown before using them as a product for skin or ingestion as some people like to make rose water. I did try to find a way to contact iBuzzle, but couldn’t find a “contact” button. If any of your readers can recommend how I could reach them, I’d be glad to do so. It’s not a condemnatory issue, just an awareness need. And perhaps you have already made a note somewhere else on the momaware site. Thanks again for your diligence in learning and teaching! Deb
Andrea Fabry says
Yes, we should emphasize organic, Deb. Good point. Thank you!