This recipe for homemade lip balm is super simple to make, and it is packed with good for your skin ingredients like coconut oil!
Recipe for Homemade Lip Balm: DIY Vanilla Orange Lip Balm
Unfortunately, it isn’t just winter that’s harsh on your lips. Nope, summer presents its own set of lip challenges like sun, chlorine (from the pool), and cold drinks. Not to mention non-season specific things like kissing, wind, spicy foods, and the chemicals found in many bath and beauty products. If you want to keep your lips looking (and feeling) fabulous all year long, I’ve got the perfect recipe for homemade lip balm for you!
This recipe for homemade lip balm contains lots of good for your skin ingredients and none of those potentially irritating artificial chemicals. For instance, this recipe for homemade lip balm has coconut oil and vitamin E oil as well as orange essential oil.
Orange essential oil is a great addition to this recipe for homemade lip balm for multiple reasons. For one, it has a great smell that may even be able to boost your mood and help you de-stress. I also love the scent because it makes this recipe for homemade lip balm suitable for all seasons. While scents like peppermint can be yummy, they never seem quite suitable for swimsuit season.
The orange essential oil in this recipe for homemade lip balm offers more than just potential psychological benefits. It can also help heal skin, thanks in part to the Vitamin C, and fight the signs of aging like dark spots. Plus, it’s antioxidant properties can help protect against skin damage caused by UV rays and pollution!
With all of these awesome benefits, you might be thinking that this recipe for homemade lip balm has got to be super complicated, akin to a science experiment, but you’d be wrong. This recipe is easy and calls for little hands on time making it the perfect quick DIY beauty project.
If you’re lips are already feeling a little dry and damaged, consider prepping them for this homemade lip balm by taking advantage of this homemade sugar lip scrub!
½ tsp. vanilla extract
4 drops orange essential oil
1 T. beeswax pellets
1 T. coconut oil
½ tsp. Vitamin E oil*
*Vitamin E oil is an optional ingredient in this recipe for homemade lip balm, but I highly recommending including it as it’s super good for your lips and will act as a preservative.
Small glass container/jar
Wooden spoon (or craft stick)
1. Place beeswax and coconut oil in glass container.
2. Place the glass container in a small pot and add just enough water to cover half of the glass container.
3. Heat on medium-low, stirring frequently, until completely melted.
4. Remove container from pot and stir in vanilla, orange essential oil, and Vitamin E oil.
Warning: Be careful as the container, pot, and water will be hot!
5. Allow the mixture to cool and firm up.
Tip: Pop this recipe for homemade lip balm in the fridge and it will harden faster.
6. Apply recipe for homemade lip balm to lips as needed.
Tip: Store out of direct sunlight and heat to keep your lip balm firm.
This recipe for homemade lip balm can be used all by itself or over or under you favorite DIY lip gloss or homemade lipstick!
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