I should own stock in a lip balm company! It seems like I buy at least a dozen tubes a month! (Of course half of them get ruined in the washer or dryer…but that’s another story.) What can I say? We live in a semi-arid state, made MORE arid in the wintertime with forced-air heating. AND we’re just super chappy people! I blame our pale, fair-skinned Scandinavian ancestors. (Sorry Olaf and Berta!) :-)
I realize buying lip balm is not a huge investment, but making a huge quantity of my own that is vastly superior to the stuff I buy at the grocery store checkout stand is very appealing to me! I have already posted one recipe for homemade lip balm, but when I came across this super simple recipe, I just had to try it! Melting the ingredients in the microwave is so fast, plus the recipe only has a few ingredients!
DIY Honey Lip Balm
Recipe courtesy of Honey.com
Place almond oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until mixture melts. You might want to take it out and stir after 45 seconds or so. Careful, the bowl will be HOT!
Whisk honey into beeswax mixture and stir well.
Carefully pour the hot mixture into small containers with lids. I filled one large tube, a one ounce container, and an old Altoids tin and had plenty left over. You could definitely buy this 25 pack of tubes and fill them all – they make a great gift!
I added a few drops of essential oils at this point, so that every container could be a different flavor! For a regular size chapstick tube, I would suggest 3-4 drops of oil. I like using peppermint, cinnamon or lavender. :-) You could also add 20-25 drops to the whole mixture before dividing it into containers, or leave it out altogether.
Allow mixture to cool completely, for a few hours. Apply to lips as a moisturizer or on top of lipstick for extra shine!