Summer is one of the worst seasons for your lips. The high heat, humidity, and sunburn can cause redness, drying, and damage to your lips. This all-natural recipe I created leaves your lips healthy, soft, and hydrated. The best part is that I had all of the ingredients for this lip balm recipe already in my kitchen cabinet. A few months ago, I made my own lip balm and the recipe yielded about 4 lip balm sized tubes and 1 small jar. I had so much lip balm that I gave away lip balm to family and friends, and I haven’t had to restock. Lip balm is a very easy and quick to make!
I began making my own lip balm after I read about the harmful chemicals in beauty products. Many common lip balms contain several endocrine disruptors (parabens, BHT, and chemical sunscreens), coal tar dyes linked to cancer, artificial fragrance and flavor, and petroleum-derived oils that can lock in all of these chemicals. Since lip balm goes directly on your lips, you ingest the ingredients of the lip balm this is especially harmful because you drink and eat with lip balm on you lips. Many people reapply lip balm multiple times and are exposing themselves to harmful chemicals numerous times a day. My all-natural lip balm is a great alternative to the chemical-filled lip balms commercially sold.
Double boiler or pot and sauce pan
Lip balm containers (either small glass jars or lip balm tubes, which you can find on amazon)
½ Tbsp beeswax
1 Tbsp. shea butter
1 Tbsp. coconut oil
¼ teaspoon honey
10 drops of peppermint essential oil