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As you know I love giving and receiving homemade gifts. As we enter into the busy holiday season one of the gifts I like to make is homemade lip balm. I make lip balm every year and give some away and keep enough to keep me supplied. I just love it that much!

I purchase these cute little tins from Rose Mountain Herbs and with a homemade label your gift looks very professional.

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Perfect size for lip balm.

The recipe is simple and the lip balm can be mixed up in no time. I use local honey and our own beeswax! We haven’t had bees in a while but we still have a good supply of beeswax. The beeswax gives the lip balm a beautiful color.

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Ingredients for Lip Balm

The vitamin E is squeezed out of the Vitamin E capsules; you get about 3 drops out of one capsule.

Here is the recipe:

6 Tbsp almond oil
2 tsp honey
4 tsp beeswax, grated
5 drops vitamin E oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
8 – ½ oz lidded pots

In a double boiler, melt almond oil, honey and beeswax together. I used a tin can placed in water.

Remove from heat, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Add vitamin E and peppermint oils and stir until well blended. Spoon into tins and allow to cool before covering.

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Finished product.

Warning! If you make this once you will love it so much you will want to make it every year!

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8 comments on “Homemade Lip Balm

karyl henry on November 16, 2015 5:15 pm

I’ve never tried making my own lip balm! I’m absolutely hooked on Carmex, but this looks like it would be a good weekend project. Thank you so much for sharing

Nancy Wolff on November 17, 2015 5:34 am

Karyl,
Once you realize how easy it is to make your own lip balm you will be hooked! I make it every year! 🙂

Heather Kennedy on November 17, 2015 12:24 am

Thank you! Care to give out a good beeswax hand cream recipe, Nancy? Weather’s getting windy and woolly back here at home and dry skin season is approaching? I was thinking I’d like to make our own this year as the tin I have is nearly gone.

Heather Kennedy on November 17, 2015 12:25 am

Thank you! Care to give out a good beeswax hand cream recipe, Nancy? Weather’s getting windy and woolly back here at home and dry skin season is approaching. I was thinking I’d like to make our own this year as the tin I have is nearly gone.

Nancy Wolff on November 17, 2015 5:33 am

Heather,
I have made hand lotion before which I love but it uses wax in it, I’ll bet you could use beeswax instead with even better results. Here is the link: http://nancyonthehomefront.com/frugal-tips-relief-for-dry-hands/

April J Harris on November 23, 2015 9:27 am

How wonderful to have your own beeswax! Love this wonderful gift idea, Nancy. your Homemade Lip Balm looks lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

Marla on September 20, 2017 11:46 am

HI Nancy,
I love this recipe for DIY lip balm. It sounds pretty easy to make. I do use a organic lip balm but it is quite expensive so I have considered making my own. I have saving this recipe. Tweeting and pinning. Congratulations on being featured on #WasteLessWednesday . Have a healthy, happy & blessed day.

Nancy Wolff on September 20, 2017 12:12 pm

Maria,
You will love this lip balm, it is SO easy to make and makes great gifts as well!

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