I developed this homemade lip balm recipe as a variation of the homemade wood polish I started making a few years back. It is all natural and makes a lovely, simple base that you can add flavoring oils to if you like.
1 part Murray’s Natural Beeswax
4 parts oil
See? I told you it was simple. Jojoba oil , olive oil and coconut oil are excellent options for the oil as are many other nut oils like walnut or almond – but they are harder to find. I’ve used a variety and jojoba oil is my favorite. I do not include mineral oil (although it is perfectly safe to use) simply because it is a petroleum product and doesn’t actually hydrate as well as plant based oils do. In other words, use what we are meant to eat.
You’ll have an easier time if you grate your beeswax first (it will melt faster) but this is optional. Please note, it is very hard to clean off grated beeswax from a cheese grater and I have one reserved just for beeswax.
Now if you are planning on adding any flavoring oils you would do it here, after the beeswax has melted completely. My beeswax is from a local beekeeper who lives next to an orange grove so my lip balm always has a subtle orange scent. I don’t add anything else, I keep it simple.
Your lip balm will last at least a year and much longer if you store the extra in the fridge.
Enjoy this simple homemade lip balm recipe! Your lips will thank you!
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Please Note: – These homemade beauty products have not been tested on your skin…only mine so please use at your own risk. While my recipes are natural, I have to assume that they won’t be the magic ticket for everyone. Good luck!