Make Your Own Lip Balm

My friend Daisy taught me how to make lip balm during our impromptu girls night last weekend. It's super easy and in the end, you have this wonderful product, nourishing for your lips, made with all natural ingredients.
Basically, it involves melting things in a pot, stirring them together, pouring it into little jars or tins and letting it set. Anyone can do it, really. Here's the recipe we used for Honey Mint Lip Balm.

Daisy purchased all the ingredients at Whole Foods, but found that they didn't sell large chunks of Bees Wax. It can be hard to find unless you're willing to make a trip to a specialty store. 100% bees wax candles are much easier to find, so we used those and took the wick out once the wax had melted. We used less peppermint than the recipe called for. Daisy used the full amount on her first attempt and equated it to dabbing Vick's Vapor Rub on your lips. Also, the recipe says to mix the honey in once you've taken it off the heat, but she found the honey was a bit clumpy that way. It is much easier to stir it in while the pot is still on the stove.

I'm now obsessed with my new lip balm. It works so well. It would be a really easy gift for a group of people. You could just make a large batch and put it in cute little jars. It would be a perfect party favor for a shower AND it's the type of thing that people think you're super cool and crafty for being able to make. You don't have to tell them it took you five minutes.


  1. This could be my new favorite!

  2. This looks so fun to make, and easy! i am intrigued!

  3. From someone who has very sensitive skin this sounds great! I will have to add this to my "to-make" list. :-) I would love it if you shared this post at my linky party this week: Have a great weekend!

    1. I added it to you link party. Thanks for the invite! And yes, this is GREAT for sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin and it gets super dry in the winter, this stuff works wonders. I think it would be easy to experiment too adding more or less vitamin E, etc. to find the best blend for you. I don't think I'll ever use anything else.