Whenever cold winter air starts stirring the leaves off the trees, I know it’s time to whip together a batch of homemade chapped lip balm. You could just buy some chapped lip balm at the store, but it’s likely petroleum-based. Why would you put something on your lips and skin that you wouldn’t also feel safe eating?
That’s why I love making my own homemade chapped lip balm. It’s surprisingly easy to do, and your lips will thank you for it!
This recipe for Homemade Chapped Lip Balm comes from Frugal Granola’s e-book, Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing and Learning Guide.
Homemade Chapped Lip Balm — The Recipe
Homemade Chapped Lip Balm: The Players
- 1/4 C. Coconut Oil (where to buy coconut oil)
- 1/4 C. Olive Oil (where to buy real olive oil)
- 1/2 C. Grated Beeswax (where to buy organic beeswax)
- 3-5 drops of natural extract such as mint, vanilla, or lemon or favorite essential oils (where to buy essential oils)
(For sources of quality coconut or olive oils, be sure to check out my Resources page! When I need grated beeswax, I simply grate the bottom off the candles we buy at church, but I’m sure you could find it pre-grated at a crafts store or online.)
Homemade Chapped Lip Balm: The How-To
Now for the easy part! Melt the oils and beeswax together in a double boiler over medium heat. If you don’t have a double boiler, make do with a wide bowl set across the top of a pot of boiling water. Once melted and fully integrated, pour the mixture into 3 smaller jars or tins. Add your flavoring extracts to the tins (usually one drop of extract per jar is sufficient). While still warm, stir with a toothpick to combine. Let sit to cool and thicken before use.
How was that for easy?
This homemade chapped lip balm would make a thoughtful and loving present for the holidays, simply adjust quantities as needed.
If you’re looking for more homemade holiday gift ideas, or want to take control of your winter-time treatments with homemade salves, balms, tinctures, and teas, why not check out Frugal Granola’s Herbal Nurturing: A Family Healing and Learning Guide? The instantly downloadable e-book is available for a mere $8.95. Download today, and you could be making these recipes tomorrow!
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your homemade chapped lip balm!