I may need a 12-step program for lip balm. I use it multiple times per day, and generally spring for the “good stuff.” My favorites lately have been EOS and Say Yes to Grapefruit… until now. I really prefer using all natural brands/varieties, and there are some good ones out on the market. However, since I’ve been on a mission to make my own beauty products, I decided to try to make my own. You guys. This is the best lip balm ever created, no lie. It’s made with all natural ingredients and leaves my lips totally moisturized and smooth. And the smell. Oh the smell, it’s delicious. And you cannot get more natural than these ingredients! I got the original recipe from Homemade Mommy (Lindsey has some awesome DIY natural product recipes, so check her out!) and followed it almost exactly, other than I didn’t measure out my essential oils, I just used about 10 drops. Here’s the recipe:
DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm (Ingredients)
12-15 empty lip balm tubes
Click here for the full instructions. I transferred the warm mixture into a measuring cup with a good lip on it to pour into the tubes- that was pretty successful. My recipe made about 15 sticks of lip balm, but I think 12 is the standard it makes, depending on the size of your tubes. That’s a whole lot of product for about 10 minutes of work!
I will officially NEVER go back to store-bought lip balm after trying this, and at about $1 a tube, it’s way more cost-effective than what you can find at Target (take that, EOS!). I love knowing exactly what’s in it, and it doesn’t hurt that it works better than anything I have ever used. Give this a try- you’ll be hooked!
P.S. I bought my cocoa butter and almond oil through Vitacost (<– that’s a referral link that will give you $10 off your first $30 purchase, which is a pretty sweet deal!). I also buy my organic cold-pressed coconut oil and other natural cooking products through them, and they do free shipping for orders over $49. Awesome company!