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


  1. I love how much you're making, and that you're sharing your recipe! This is brilliant, fabulous, and so wonderful for those of us who want to maintain the Younique NATURAL way of makeup and skincare in other great products!

  2. Awesome Kristina! Such a great idea :)