Earlier this spring my sister and I made some healing lip balm with SPF, and we loved them so much we wanted to make more. But in the spirit of DIYs, we wanted to mix things up a bit and make some that are even more buttery, and have a pretty summer color.
So I altered my previous recipe, swapped out the almond oil for a more moisturizing oil, and upped the shea butter ratio to really get a smooth, buttery lip balm.
I don’t want to toot my own horn, but these babies turned out great! Toot toooot!!
And how cute are they?? We added some beet root powder to get this beautiful pink color.
Just a disclaimer, although they are a pink color, they do not leave a pink tint on your lips. They go on shier and give your lips a ton of moisture.
The best part about making an all-natural moisturizing lip balm like this is that you can make like 8 or 9 for a fraction of the cost of buying a natural lip balm! And I don’t know about you but I’m always loosing lip balms so that is a real score.
You Will Need:
2 Tbsp Beeswax
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
1 tsp Beet Root Powder
5 drops Essential Oil (optional)
1. In a double boiler (or glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water) melt the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and jojoba oil together.
2. Once completely melted, add essential oil and beet root powder then whisk until completely blended.
3. Using a funnel (and a friend) pour the hot mixture into the lip balm tubes, fill until almost spilling over.
4. Let cool for about 15 minutes or until completely hardened.
FYI try to be real quick when pouring the mixture into the tubes because it hardens fairly quickly and the beet root powder settles to the bottom, so your last tubes might end up being a lot darker than your first few.
Also, the shea butter has a strong scent and might overpower your essential oils so if you’re wanting a strong scented lip balm I would add a few more drops. We chose Wintergreen because it smells exactly like Life Saver Mints (yum!) but I think a pretty floral scent would also be nice.
If you’re looking for a more heavy duty lip balm without the pretty colors, check out the Healing Lip balm with SPF.
I would love to hear how yours turn out! And which do you like more, the Healing Lip Balm or this Super Moisturizing Lip Balm?