I've been on a DIY-binge lately, I mean why the heck not? It's a great way to make the most of being stuck inside and still feel like you're accomplishing something. I've found that "accomplishing" something daily is super important to stay positive and joyous.
This DIY natural lip balm only has 3 natural and pure ingredients (excluding the essential oil and tint if you add it - that makes it 5 ingredients). It's silky, nourishing and moisturizing for your lips after you've used the DIY Lip Scrub.
Even though you might not have organic beeswax on hand, it's easy to find on Amazon. This is the brand I buy. I like the beeswax beads because they melt faster as opposed to the beeswax bars.
I really love using cocoa (or cacao) butter because it smells AH-MAZING and it's rich in phytonutrients. It benefits your lips because it's incredibly hydrating and nourishing as it's rich in fatty acids. It has healing benefits for the skin too and this is why we have it in our best-selling body butter too!
Cocoa butter is the fat extracted from the cacao bean which is why it smells like chocolate and it feels rich and luxurious on your lips. This is my favourite cocoa butter to use for this lip balm by Giddy Yoyo. You'll want to eat it!
And of course, I add coconut oil for all its skin-beautifying benefits. It's nourishing, healing, anti-bacterial and moisturizing. Simple, wholesome ingredients are what make this lip balm so amazing!
To make this lip balm you'll need a double boiler or you can create one with a large pot of water and a steel bowl on top like I did in the photo above. Once the ingredients are completely melted, you can add your favourite essential oil. I really love peppermint because it feels soothing for dry lips.
You can also add a little bit of tint from Raspberry Powder or Beet Powder -- remember the one I used in my Almond Flour Raspberry Cake ? Yep! That's what I used in this lip balm to make it pink. It's sooo pretty!
Once it's all melted, you've added your essential oil and some tint if you like, pour it into containers. I used amber glass containers I bought on Amazon.
Here's a recipe card and then you can follow along in the video above.
The key is an approximate ratio of 3:1 of beeswax to butter/oil so it's a softer texture. I realize my measurements are a little under 3 to 1 but it will work nicely with this as that's what I use.
The pink-tinted lip balm I made is very light but I like putting it over top of lipstick, especially because I wear matte lipsticks that are super dry for my lips.
You could also use this lip balm for dry cuticles on your hands and feet.
Happy DIY-ing friends!
Ps. Be sure to check out my DIY Lip Scrub, it's amazing for dry hands too!