Lip balm is an indispensable product for many with dry lips.
If you live in a dry environment, where moisture evaporates rapidly, you need lip balm. And the problem is made worse if you don’t have the genetics for moist lips and skin…
But no worries! Below, we’ll give you a few recipe to make lip balm, and without beeswax!
Wait – Why Not Beeswax?
Well, beeswax is really a vital element in the ecosystem of bees.
For bees, beeswax acts as food storage and shelter. And making just 1lb of beeswax is extremely tough work.
To preserve the bee ecosystem, and to ensure that colonies don’t collapse, we don’t endorse the use of beeswax.
While beeswax is an excellent moisture sealant, those who care about the environment will look for alternatives.
How to Make Lip Balm Without Beeswax
Peppermint Lip Balm
Peppermint add an excellent scent to your lip balm.
With the right mix of ingredients, you can moisturize your lips with a powerful refreshing odor!
It’s perfect for eliminating bad odors too. Almost everyone loves the smell of peppermint, and it’ll make a good impression for nice night out!
- 8 drops of peppermint essential oil.
- 1 tablespoon of shea butter.
- ½ tablespoon of candelilla wax.
- 3 tablespoons of sweet almond oil.
The candelilla wax in this recipe acts as a replacement to the beeswax.
Start by adding the wax and oil into a very low heat pot. Add in the butter last, then stir occasionally on the low heat, till all ingredients mix.
After you’re done, cool the mixture to warmth, but don’t cool till it solidifies. Make sure it stays liquid.
Add in the peppermint oil. Mix to spread the oil into the balm.
The peppermint is added last, so that the essential oil doesn’t waste mid-heat. You can add as much peppermint as you wish. It’s simply a matter of taste!
After you’re done cooking, put the lip balm into a few containers. Let it a cool for a while to shape well, then stick it into a fridge for full cooling and storage!
Lavender Lip Balm
Scent-wise, this is a weaker alternative to peppermint. But it’s still an excellent option, if you want a lip balm that doesn’t attract too much attention.
- 2 tablespoons of unrefined Shea butter.
- 2 tablespoons of carnauba wax.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- 8 drops of lavender essential oil.
The carnauba wax acts as an alternative to beeswax.
Put the wax into a low-heat pot, and melt it. After that, add in the coconut oil, and then the Shea butter last. Let all melt, and stir to mix.
After the mixture becomes consistent on color, switch of the heat. Let the mixture cool slightly, then add in the lavender essential oil.
Just like with the peppermint, you can add in as many drops as you like.
After you’re done, mix a bit, then get 10-15 lip balm containers. Add the mixture (should still be liquid) into the containers, then let cool for a while.
Put the containers into the fridge to solidify. And that’s it!