Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm (with free label printable!)
Arizona has been so dry lately, I can hardly stand it. As someone with dry and sensitive skin, it’s kind of a nightmare really. My skin needs tons of lotion and my lips have been super chapped. I can’t get enough chapstick!
I first experimented with making homemade peppermint lip balm last month and loved it. First, all it takes to make it is melting ingredients in a bowl over a double boiler. It’s the easiest craft ever, except when you hand someone a tube and tell them it’s homemade, they will be seriously impressed because it sounds much more difficult than it actually is. Score points for you!
And second, I can control what goes in and what doesn’t go in my lip balm. I was pretty happy with the peppermint formula, but this vanilla version is my favorite. It’s softer thanks to the addition of the sweet almond oil. The only thing I might do differently next time is add a bit more of the vanilla oil as I love all things vanilla.
I made a batch and handed them out to my co-workers, but how cute would these be for little Valentine’s Day gifts for your girlfriends or family?
Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1/2 teaspoon therapeutic grade vanilla essential oil
- 15-16 .15 oz lip balm tubes or containers
- Melt the shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax over a double boiler. Whisk together. Then use a pipette to divide the liquid amongst the tubes, filling them. I recommend leaving the bowl over the boiler if you don’t want to rush to transfer the liquid into the tubes. Stir what’s left in the bowl every so often while transferring to prevent separation. Let the balm set with the caps off for 12 hours. Label if desired.
I bought all of my ingredients on Amazon
Below is a link to the labels I designed if you want to use them. These are compatible with Avery 5293 round labels.