DIY Homemade Healing Lip Balm
Soft and soothing, this easy, homemade healing lip balm can be whipped up in just a few minutes, and will help heal chapped lips and skin.
Servings 4 tubes
Measure out the almond oil, jojoba oil, mango butter, and beeswax pastilles over a double boiler, heating gently while stirring until the beeswax and mango butter have melted and are fully mixed with the oils.
Remove the mixture from the heat source, and add in several drops of soothing essential oils and vitamin E. I used lime and lavender because both citrus peel oils and lavender are said to be soothing, healing oils for chapped, irritated skin. I also wanted to use oils that didn't have a strong scent or flavor that would bother my son. (He hates peppermint, for example, but some people like the cooling, tingling sensation that peppermint essential oil gives in lip balms and glosses.) The tocopherol vitamin E that I use is very thick, so it's difficult to measure out a drop or two. I just try for a drop, which is usually the equivalent of 2-3 drops, and use whatever comes out. (At this point you can also add in a couple of drops of d-panthenol if you plan on using it.)
Whisk together all of the ingredients, and then pour the mixture into empty chapstick containers. I completely filled 3 containers with this recipe, with the tiniest little bit left over. If you prefer, you can use aluminum tins for the lip balm instead of the chapstick containers.
Allow to cool completely and fully set before using. You can place them in the fridge or freezer if you're in a hurry! Enjoy!
This makes a soft, smooth lip balm. If you want a harder lip balm, especially if making a colored balm, you can add slightly more wax.
This recipe yielded exactly 4 chapstick tubes for me, but I had to use a spatula to get everything out of the pan in order to completely fill the last tube.