Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Homemade Lip Balm

Why can't I ever find the kind of Chapstick I need WHEN I need it?  Never again.

In my ever growing need to 'make' things, I decided my next feat would be homemade Chapstick.  Being the fact that I am a Younique presenter and LOVE to give things away, I thought making a GOOD lip balm and coloring/adding shimmer with my Younique Moodstruck Mineral Pigments would be super fun and a great giveaway for my parties!  So, after a bit of research and ordering all my fine ingredients from the fantabulous Amazon, off I went.

First, I gathered the following:

1 lb Organic White Beeswax Pellets
1 lb Organic Pure Mango Butter
16 oz Organic Coconut Oil
3 oz Dropper bottle 32,000 IU Vitamin E Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil
1 pot of 'Sexy' Mineral Pigment
50 empty lip balm tubes

I turned on my crockpot to 'low' with a shallow amount of water inside.
I put the ingredients in a large glass pyrex measuring cup.

5 tbsp Beeswax
4 tbsp Mango Butter
4 tbsp Coconut Oil

Using the 'melt' setting on my microwave, I did about 3 rounds of melting to get the beeswax completely liquid.
I immediately placed the pyrex into my shallow water bath in the crockpot and LEFT THE LID OFF... {If you place the lid on the crockpot, condensation droplets will get into your mixture changing the texture completely.}
I then added 1 full dropper Vitamin E Oil, about 25 drops of Tea Tree essential oil, stirred and then the entire pot of 'Sexy'.
The color was just amazing.......
I got all my empty tubes ready and carefully poured the liquid into each one.  I had to take a break after about each 10 to get the mixture to liquefy again- in the crockpot (yes, still inside the pyrex).

I let these set for an hour or so, then capped and labeled.

This batch made 43 tubes of medium-soft lip balm.


1) I chose Tea Tree essential oil  because of it's incredible healing/antibacterial properties. I think next time, I will also add LavenderPeppermint essential oil in addition or in place of the Tea Tree.  I might even add a matte pigment or blusher to make it more of a lip stain...... :D
2) In any homemade lip balm, there is a chance it can become rancid if you don't add a preservative.  The Vitamin E Oil not only does this {preserves}, but has many other amazing benefits including reducing free radicals and wrinkles -from the antioxidants.
3) You can choose to use Shea or Cocoa butter instead of Mango butter.  I chose Mango because of nut allergies. (Not because I have them, but many people do and I'm giving most of these away).  I also like the smell a bit better than the others.
4) Almond or Jojoba Oil can be substituted for the Coconut Oil.  I just so happen to be a SUPERFAN of Coconut oil, so there wasn't any other option in my eyes :)
5) The way this lip balm was made (just looking at the ingredients) I decided that it would be just as good of a salve as it is a lip balm.  In fact, the next thing on my 'to-do' list is to find the large empty tubes (Like the fatty chapstick) to make a homemade salve.  I have one more ingredient I will add to that.....I'll let you know what it is after it's done :)
6) Next time, I plan on adding more beeswax.  Just too soft for the hot Idaho sun!

If you make a purchase from my Younique website, I'll send you one of these as a FREE gift!!!!

-Make sure to ask me what the current specials are and don't forget to attach the order to a party!


<3 Kristina