I don’t know about you, but I always seem to have chapped lips. It doesn’t seem to matter what season, how much water I drink, my lips are always chapped. Because of this, I have dedicated so much time to trying to find the perfect lip balm. There are a lot of good options out there on the market already, but sometimes I’m not always a fan of the ingredients that are used. So I went on the hunt for one that actually does the trick and one that I could make myself! I have tried other concoctions, but this DIY lip balm is my favorite so far.
DIY Lip Balm
I found this amazing recipe on The Willow Tree and it is fabulous!
Kool-aid (for color)
Refillable cosmetic jars
Start with 1 TB of beeswax (shavings) and add 4 TB coconut oil and 4 TB of petroleum jelly and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 50 seconds. Mix in a little bit of the kool-aid packet (start with a small amount and add more Kool-Aid to get the desired shade or flavor you want.)
Here’s a helpful hint! If you don’t want to use Kool-Aid, there are a ton of other options available. Flower petals, orange peel, coffee beans, and other natural sources of flavor. If you’re wanting a peppermint flavor, try adding your mix to an old Altoids container.
Once it is mixed and it is the right shade and flavor, use a funnel and pour it into your cosmetic jars. Put it in the fridge for 2 hours and looove your new DIY lip balm! You’ll love how soft your lips are, and you’ll love knowing you can easily whip up a batch as easy gifts as well.
**You can find the refillable jars on Amazon or eBay, or other cosmetic stores.
Whats the shelf time for this balm?
Loreen Yeates says
Lip balm or lip salve is a wax-like substance applied topically to the lips of the mouth to relieve chapped or dry lips, angular cheilitis, stomatitis, or cold sores. Lip balm often contains beeswax or carnauba wax, camphor, cetyl alcohol, lanolin, paraffin, and petrolatum, among other ingredients. Some varieties contain dyes, flavor, fragrance, menthol, phenol, salicylic acid, and sunscreens.*..^’
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I would love to learn how long this product is good for (shelf life) too!
Wow, I love this lip balm! This was my first effort at making some and it works great, thank you!
i tried adding the kool aid after I mixed and melted it, but the kool aid never dissolved. Should I have stirred it in before microwaving?
Lucy Wilson says
I can see comments that everyone love the DIY lip balm but I don’t see the recipe. Please send it to me. Thanks.
Here you go! https://littlewillowtree.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/diy-lip-balm/ It was at the top of the page, so you might have missed it. Good luck!
Stupid site!! No recipe shown!
Did you click through to the second slide? That’s where the recipe is. Sorry you didn’t see it at first.
I didn’t see the lip balm recipe. I tried opening every page. Is there some kind of trick?
It’s on the third page of the slideshow. Hope that helps!
I have tried this recipe minus the beeswax and I can’t get the kool-aide to dissolve and blend. What I’m I doing wrong?
What else can you use instead of cool aid?