Lip balms and chapsticks from the store can have tons of unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals in them. That’s why I’ve decided to make my own! I love DIY recipes that are super simple (who doesn’t?) and save you money! It’s so nice to know exactly what’s in your personal products. Did you know that there are very little regulations on what chemicals can be used in our personal care products? The numbers are mind-blowing. They also don’t even have to disclose what’s in them! Which is why a lot of people are using these simple diy recipes.
If you use essential oils already, then you probably know about their amazing health benefits. If not, let me enlighten you!
Benefits of Essential Oils
-Strong antimicrobial properties
-Reduce anxiety and elevate mood
A couple drops of pure therapeutic grade essential oils is plenty and powerful! I use Young Living essential oils because the quality is unbeatable. How the oils are extracted and processed is extremely important in keeping their healing properties intact. YL has a seed to seal promise and they are the only company I trust when it comes to oils.
Essential Oils have SO MANY uses around the house, in personal care and cleaning. I offer resources that can help you learn how to use them in your life daily. To get started with 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils click here!
I called these Bri’s Wax (hehe) and Trav made me these adorable little labels! I gave these out as Christmas gifts for friends and coworkers the last couple years and people loved them! The coconut oil gives it a little shine so it can wear almost like a clear lip gloss. It soothes your lips and keeps them moisturized.
What you’ll need to make these lip balms:
1/2 oz tin containers – where to get
Beeswax – where to get
Coconut Oil – where to get
Essential Oils of your choice – where to get
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 5 Tablespoons beeswax, melted
- 12 drops essential oils
- Microwave coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl. Stir every 30 seconds or so.
- Add essential oils
- Stir gently and pour into containers.
- Let set (10 min or so).
- Screw on tops.
- I made little labels on the computer and cut them out to glue on tops.