Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Organic Essential Oils (For Less Than 50¢ Each!)

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Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You’ll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms! In fact, you can craft my natural lip balm recipe with mostly certified organic ingredients for up to 500% less than what natural lip balms cost in stores!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Everyone loves lip balm. And it seems we can never have just one. No longer reserved just for winter months, lip balms have become a year round staple. So whether you have chapped lips from excess sun exposure, wind burns or they’re suffering from drying, long lasting matte lip sticks, you need those lip balms!

I seem to always be losing lip balms. And since I never know when I’ll need one, I always have extras stashed away. Of course in the summer I always forget and leave my natural lip balms in my car. Which in turn leads to a melty mess. So I replace that lip balm (with no clue how half of it magically disappeared from the tube) only to have the same thing happen to me again. And of course, I always forget about them in pockets (they occasionally get washed) or lose them in the bottom of my purse or backpack.

Save Money With This Natural Lip Balm Recipe!

Replacing lip balms however can get expensive fast. Many natural lip balms, like the EOS brand lip balm, cost $3 or a more each. By making your own organic natural lip balms however, you can easily create a dozen natural lip balms for a fraction of the price.

I purchased the ingredients for my natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. Based on their current pricing structure, I was able to make my natural lip balms for about 23¢ each sans packaging. In most cases, your cost for packaging your lip balms will double the unit price.

This lip plumping lip balm recipe gives lips a zing of clove essential oil to help plump lips with the added bonus of bronze brown shimmery tint!

While slide tins do tend to cost more, you can buy a case of 24 slide tins from SKS Bottle & Packaging for about 60¢ each. Based on my natural lip balm recipe making eight .25 oz. lip balms, packaging your natural lip balms in slide tins will cost about 83¢ each.

However, if you decide to fill .15 oz. traditional white lip balm tubes, like those from Mountain Rose Herbs, this natural lip balm recipe actually makes thirteen homemade lip balms! These tubes run around 22¢ each (for a case of 50.) Therefore you can make thirteen tubes of natural lip balm recipe for around 46¢ each. Buying your own natural lip balms would cost you six times as much!

(Please note that none of my calculations include shipping costs as this can vary drastically from state to state. While others may choose to buy locally.)

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While a baker’s dozen of natural lip balms may seem like a lot, they do have a long shelf life. Plus, how many times has your son or daughter lost that new tube of lip balm you just bought? So rest assured, I’m sure you’ll find plenty of uses for your lip balm bounty.

I find that my friends and co-workers appreciate it when I have an extra tube of lip balm handy. Plus these natural lip balms are also great party favors as well as stocking stuffers during the holiday season. Even better, you can use the leftover ingredients to make even more lip balms! (I have a ton of homemade lip balm recipes!)

Alternately, these ingredients are also common natural ingredients in both homemade soap recipes as well as bath and beauty recipes such as body butters and hair masks.

Ready to get started making your own budget friendly lip balms? Then be sure to check out my natural lip balm with ginger & cardamom essential oils below. Plus discover 30 more natural lip balm recipes.

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

. 5 oz. beeswax pastilles (made in the USA)
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.25 oz. non-GMO verified & certified organic refined coconut oil
.25 oz. fair trade & certified organic refined shea butter
.1 oz. certified organic castor oil
12 drops fair trade & certified organic ginger essential oil
8 drops fair trade & certified organic cardamom essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, castor oil and sweet almond oil called for in my natural lip balm recipe.

Combine in a double boiler. (I like this double boiler insert from Mountain Rose Herbs.)

Then heat the ingredients over medium until melted. (Learn how to use a double boiler here.)

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe! Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils and make your own natural lip balms for less than 50¢ each!

Once all of the ingredients have liquified, remove from heat.

Then, using a dropper or a graduated plastic transfer pipette, add the organic essential oils to the liquid. Mix to combine.

Now carefully pour your natural lip balm into your containers of choice. Once cool, you can cap your lip balm tubes. Or slide on the lids to your slide tins.

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

If desired, you can use washi tape to easily decorate your natural lip balms as desired.

More Natural Lip Balm Recipes

Once you’ve seen how EASY it is to make your own natural lip balms AND how much money you can save, you’re going to be addicted. So here’s a collection of more natural lip balm recipes that are easy to make at home. (These are also great crafts for ladies nights or teen sleepovers.)

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe - For Less Than 50¢ Each. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils. You'll love how much money you can save just by making your own natural lip balms!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

Essential Oils Natural Lip Balm Recipe with Ginger & Cardamom. Feed your lip balm addiction with this simple natural lip balm recipe with organic essential oils that you can craft for less than 50¢ each! Plus 30 more natural lip balm recipes to DIY!

If you enjoy my ginger & cardamom natural lip balm recipe, then you may also like my collection of the best natural deodorant recipes for summer. Or try my summer inspired pink lemonade lip scrub recipe. You can also learn how to save more money on natural beauty products with my anti-aging microdermabrasion scrub recipe.

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Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin for Dry, Chapped Lips

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Don’t let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health.

Best Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe! This natural peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While super awesome lip balm tubes with hooked caps mean you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

You’ll love the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you.

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! Don't let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

Don’t Let Winter Wreak Havoc on Your Lips!

If you’re like me, then you’ve already suffered through a bout of crazy dry, chapped lips this winter. Whether it was the dry winter air, the bitter arctic cold snap we had or just that new long lasting matte lipstick that wrecked them, the solution to regaining your lip health is as simple as a weekend DIY.

My natural peppermint lip balm recipe balm is formulated with beeswax and lanolin to not only lock in moisture, but to also protect lips from the elements and further damage. With that protection, lips are able to heal faster so you’re back to being your usual gorgeous self in no time!

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! You’ll love the velvety smooth glide of this best peppermint lip balm recipe almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. These are great for DIY party favors and Valentine’s Day gift for your child’s classroom too! #lipbalm #diy #partyfavors

Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.75 oz. sweet almond oil
.6 oz. beeswax pastilles
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
5 mL peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and sweet almond oil. Combine in a small scientific glass beaker.

Heat the ingredients either a double boiler or a microwave at 30% power until melted. Once melted, carefully remove the beaker from heat. (Your beaker will be hot!)

Now weigh out and stir in the lanolin. Continue stirring until the lanolin has fully melted.

Then, using a graduated transfer pipette, add 5 mL of peppermint essential oil.

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm! Don't let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. You'll love how the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you. #diy #lipbalm #lipbalmrecipe #natural

Carefully pour the melted peppermint lip balm into ten .15 oz. lip balm tubes. I used the natural polypro lip balm tubes with hook caps from SKS Bottle & Packaging. (They also are available in white.)

Allow your peppermint lip balms to cool and fully harden, then snap on the hook caps. Label if desired for personal use or gifting, then hook them onto your keychain, belt loop or lanyard so your lip balm is always within easy reach!

Mix It Up with a Pop of Color!

You don’t have to make a plain jane peppermint lip balm if it’s color you crave. You can also add a pop of color!

Simply make my peppermint lip balm recipe as called for in the instructions above adding in a bit of lip safe mica as desired before you pour your lip balm into tubes. Alternately, you can also infuse the sweet almond oil with alkanet root powder or beet root powder for a punch of color.

This merlot tinted lip balm recipe creates a super moisturizing tinted lip balm for lips that look and feel fabulous! Create your own in custom colors for your own personal style or give my own fun and flattering tinted lip balm recipe a try as is for a beautiful look perfect for parties or everyday wear.

Not yet ready to wing it yourself? Then give one of my other tinted lip balm recipes a try. These lip balm recipes include my merlot tinted lip balm recipe, my natural tinted lip balm recipe, my tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe, my plant based vegan tinted lip balm recipe, my chocolate ginger agave lip butter recipe,  my tinted lemon ginger lip balm recipe, my tri-color lip balm recipe and my holiday red tinted lip balm recipe.

Want to Sell Your Peppermint Lip Balms?

If you’d like to create products from my peppermint lip balm recipe to sell, then you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your products. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.

In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your handcrafted products.

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Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I’d love to see them! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts!

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DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe

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DIY Handmade Natural Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipes - Cute Homemade Gift Idea for Valentine's Day

What’s more fun than a homemade lip balm recipe that comes in a single container but boasts three fab colors and three fab flavors? Create your own homemade lip balms for Valentine’s Day tinted in red, pink and white shimmer. I created mine so that the sheer (white) shimmer is flavored with peppermint essential oil, the pink is flavored with cocoa absolute and the red is flavored with ginger essential oil. But you can customize and mix up these colors and flavors any way you like! In addition to the fun color and flavor combinations, the shea butter, cocoa butter and rosehip seed oil in this homemade lip balm recipe also keep lips looking and feeling great, fighting the drying effects of winter.

Natural Handmade DIY Tinted Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipes in Three Natural Flavors

Natural Tri-Color Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients for the Pink Lip Balm:

7 grams cocoa butter
7 grams beeswax
4 grams shea butter
4 grams rosehip seed oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
3 drops rosemary extract
1/4 teaspoon Red Orange Oil Locking Mica Shimmer
15 drops cocoa absolute

Ingredients for the Red Lip Balm:

7 grams cocoa butter
7 grams beeswax
4 grams shea butter
4 grams rosehip seed oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
3 drops rosemary extract
1/4 teaspoon matte red iron oxide pigment powder
15 drops ginger essential oil

Ingredients for the Diamond Mica Shimmer Lip Balm:

7 grams cocoa butter
7 grams beeswax
4 grams shea butter
4 grams rosehip seed oil
3 drops vitamin E oil
3 drops rosemary extract
1/4 teaspoon Diamond Dust mica
15 drops peppermint essential oil

Supplies & Tools:

digital kitchen scale
plastic transfer pipettes
one set of ten 15ml Tri-Cosmetic Containers
small glass measuring cup or small glass beaker
stirring utensils
measuring spoons
double boiler or microwave

Natural Handmade Tinted Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe

Instructions:

This recipe yields ten 15ml containers of lip balm. You’ll need to make each color/flavor individually as these cool and set up very quickly.

For each color/flavor weigh out the cocoa butter, beeswax, and shea butter and melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Then, weigh out the rosehip seed oil and stir into the mixture. Using plastic transfer pipettes, add the vitamin E, rosemary extract and essential oil then measure out the mica or pigment and stir into the lip balm.

Quickly and carefully pour the first color of lip balm into one section of the lip balm pots. You may need to reheat the lip balm as you go to ensure an even pour as these solidify very quickly. I highly recommend using a small glass beaker over a measuring cup for this as it makes it a thousand times easier. Repeat with each flavor and color until all sections of the lip balm pots are filled.  Then simply screw on the caps and gift.

Why Rosehip Seed Oil?

If you suffer from dry or aging skin, rosehip seed oil is one of your best friends in combating the effects. It contains a high amount of essential fatty acids purported to combat the effects of dry, weathered, and dehydrated skin. It’s also great on reducing scars and is often the predominant oil used for treating wrinkles and premature aging.

For more homemade lip balm recipes as well as other natural homemade bath, body and beauty recipes, follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest! You can also find more handmade Valentine’s Day gift ideas by visiting my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts Pinterest Board.

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Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe That Really Works!

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Get rid of cold sores fast with this natural homemade cold sore therapy lip balm recipe. Made with naturally anti-viral neem oil and tea tree oil, this lip balm helps to prevent cold sores if applied at the first sign of a tingle or zaps them practically overnight when applied to affected area several times a day.

Best Cold Sore Lip Balm Recipe! It really works! Get rid of cold sores fast with this natural homemade cold sore therapy lip balm recipe. Made with naturally anti-viral neem oil and tea tree oil, this lip balm helps to prevent cold sores if applied at the first sign of a tingle or zaps them practically overnight when applied to affected area several times a day. #coldsores #lipbalm #diy #naturalremedy #homeremedy #skincare #antiviral

Natural Cold Sore Therapy Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

7 grams cocoa butter
4 grams shea butter
7 grams beeswax
2 grams argan oil
1 ml neem oil
10 drops tea tree oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
3 drops rosemary extract (optional)

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter. Melt in either a double boiler or in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave. Then weigh out and stir in the argan oil.

Next, using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the neem oil and stir into the melted oil, butters and wax. Now add the tea tree, lavender and peppermint essential oils as well as the vitamin E and rosemary extract using a transfer pipette to measure out drops.

Stir all the ingredients well then pour into lip balm pots or tins. This natural cold sore therapy lip balm recipe yields about 1 oz. and will fill three 10 gram or 1/3 oz. lip balm pots.

To use, simply apply to affected area several times per day until affected area clears up completely.

DIY Lavender Body Butter with Neem Oil! This DIY lavender body butter with neem oil not only offers amazing skin protection and moisture, but it also helps to soothe shingles pain - phantom or otherwise - as well as common skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Learn more about this amazing homemade body butter made with lavender and neem oil, both of which are prized for their antiviral and analgesic properties, by visiting Soap Deli News blog for the recipe. And be sure to make extras to give as handmade gifts for Christmas or throughout the year! #diy #bodybutter #recipe #gift #lavender #neemoil #christmas #crafts #handmade #skincare #beauty

More Natural Home Remedy Recipes

If you like my cold sore therapy lip balm recipe then you may also be interested in some of my other natural home remedy recipes.

For even more recipes and home remedies like these, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

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Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day

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Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine's Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift!Need a fresh new look for Valentine’s Day or a crafty DIY Valentine’s gift idea? Give your lips an extra bit of pizzazz with this organic vegan lip tint recipe!

The natural color of this organic vegan lip tint recipe is from organic beet root powder. While it comes out looking like a deep burgundy or rust red in the pot, it’s actually a gorgeous shade of red on your lips! It’s perfect for your creating your own Valentine’s Day look or for gifting to your favorite beauty fan as a homemade Valentine’s Day gift.

Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine's Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes a great DIY Valentine's Day gift!

Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Illipe Butter
(or Cocoa Butter)
4 teaspoons Carnauba Wax
2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
24-36 drops of Essential Oil of choice, optional
5 drops of Vitamin E Oil
2 teaspoons Beet Root Powder

Supplies:

Spoon
Large Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
6 – 1/4 oz. plastic jars with lids or 10 – .15 oz. lip balm tubes
glass dropper or 3ml Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes

Instructions:

Begin by measuring out the carnauba wax and illipe butter using a teaspoon and tablespoon measurement. The wax comes in flakes so it should be ready to measure immediately. As the illipe butter is solid at room temp, you will want to grate it in order to measure it. Next, place four teaspoons of carnauba wax in a glass measuring cup and melt in 1 minute increments on reduced power in the microwave. When the wax is melted about half way, add one Tablespoon of the illipe butter and continuing melting. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler on the stove.)

Once the wax and butter have melted fully, measure out the avocado oil and sweet almond oil and pour into the mixture. Stir well. If necessary, place back in the microwave for an additional 30 seconds or so to re-melt if the mixture starts to solidify when you add the liquid oils. Then using a glass dropper or pipette, measure out and add the essential of your choice – I actually used 3 parts lime peel essential oil and 1 part chocolate flavor oil for mine – and mix well.

The final step in creating your lip tint is to add the red beet root powder. You will need to mix this really, really well otherwise you will have clumps of beet powder throughout your lip stain. Once mixed, pour into your choice of lip balm pots or using a glass dropper to fill lip balm tubes. Cap and allow to cool completely. Then use and enjoy!

For more diy bath and beauty gift ideas for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out my other Homemade Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas on Soap Deli News, my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Board and my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

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