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Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe with Beeswax (or Without Beeswax)

February 17, 2013

Learn how to make a moisturizing lip balm recipe with beeswax or without beeswax for natural lip care to restore and protect dry or chapped lips. This homemade lip balm nourishes and hydrates dry or chapped lips, and also adds an extra layer of skin protection.

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Moisturizing Lip Balm with Beeswax

Who doesn’t want to make the best moisturizing lip balm recipe for lips? If your lips are super dry or chapped, they need nourishment and skin protection. My moisturizing lip balm recipe with beeswax is formulated to offer both of these skin care properties. Made using all natural ingredients that nourish and hydrate skin, this DIY lip balm is enriched with vitamin E, wheat germ oil and avocado oil.

I used two body butters to formulate my moisturizing lip balm recipe — shea butter and cocoa butter. Combined with the other ingredients, this naturally hydrating lip balm moisturizes and protects lips from the elements. It also offers chapped lips relief and promotes healing.

If you need the best moisturizing lip balm for DIY lip care, then my look no further. This moisture rich lip gloss recipe is naked, without artificial colors or scents, so it’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin. Free from fragrance, flavor and color, this homemade lip balm with beeswax can be worn alone or over your favorite lip color. You can also increase the batch size to use this natural lip balm as a moisturizing body balm for dry hands, feet and rough elbows.

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How Do I Make My Lip Balm More Moisturizing?

If you lip balm doesn’t moisturize the way you want it to, then you’ll want to make a more nourishing lip balm recipe. You can make your lip balm more moisturizing by including natural ingredients with skin care properties that hydrate, nourish and moisturize skin. The ingredients that you would normally use to create a hydrating body moisturizer for dry skin or a skin nourishing body balm recipe, also work the same way for lips when used to make homemade lip balm.

Hemp seed oil and shea butter are considered to be the best ingredients for dry lips and chapped skin. Both of these ingredients are all natural, and work to hydrate, moisturize and nourish skin. Therefore, I used both hemp seed butter and shea butter to make a nourishing lip balm for natural lip care.

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Can I Use Plant Based Wax to Make Lip Balm without Beeswax?

You make a homemade lip balm recipe with beeswax and without beeswax. To make a lip balm recipe without beeswax, you will first need to decide which plant based wax you’d like to substitute for the beeswax in the recipe.

There are a number of vegan, plant based waxes that you can use in place of beeswax in your natural lip balm recipes. I often use candelilla wax or carnauba wax as vegan wax alternatives. However, soy wax is another plant based option.

Unfortunately you can’t evenly swap out the beeswax in a lip balm recipe with another wax and get the same results. This is due to the different waxes having varying melting points. Both carnauba wax and candelilla wax, common vegan waxes used to make lip balm without beeswax, have higher melting points than beeswax. Therefore, you would need to use less of these waxes in your lip balm recipes when making substitutions for beeswax. 

To determine how much vegan wax you need to substitute with beeswax, you need to do a little math. First determine the percentage of difference in the melting point from one wax to the other. (You can google the melting point for the plant based wax you’d like to use as well as the melting point for beeswax.) If the wax you have chose to use in place of the beeswax has a higher melting point than the beeswax, then you would decrease the amount of wax you are substituting by that percentage. If the wax has a lower melting point than the beeswax, then you need to increase the amount of wax in the lip balm recipe by that percentage. (A percentage calculator comes in really handy for this task.)

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Moisturizing Lip Balm Ingredients for Nourishing Lip Balm

I carefully chose the natural ingredients for this recipe to make this lip balm more moisturizing. Here are the ingredients you need to make a nourishing lip balm recipe to moisturize lips:

  • Beeswax: When used to make homemade lip balm, beeswax acts as a natural skin protectant. In addition, as beeswax has natural anti-inflammatory skin care properties, it’s helpful at soothing irritated and inflamed skin. Additionally, adding beeswax to DIY lip balm can make lip balm more moisturizing.
  • Cocoa butter: Cocoa butter adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions, soaps, creams, and toiletry items and helps to reduce dryness and improve skin elasticity.
  • Shea butter: Shea butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is highly prized for its moisturizing properties.
  • Hemp Seed Butter: Hemp seed oil offers its healing and regenerative properties. It is a source of complete protein and contains all twenty know amino acids as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E.
  • Avocado oil: Avocado oil contains high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E as well as amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. It is often used to treat skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments and is highly recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations that require vitamin rich oil.
  • Wheat germ oil: Wheat Germ oil is a natural source of Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, Lecithin, and Squalene and is often applied externally for numerous irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, chaffing and to help reverse the effects of wrinkling.
  • Vitamin E oil: Vitamin E helps to prevent rancidity in cosmetics and it acts as an antioxidant in creams, lotions, and cosmetics. It also moisturizes skin and promotes healing.
  • Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is readily absorbed by skin as it’s properties are similar to our skin’s own sebum.

Tools Needed to Make Homemade Lip Balm with Beeswax

Here are the tools you need to make homemade lip balm with beeswax:

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How to Make Moisturizing Lip Balm

Here are the steps to make a moisturizing lip balm recipe:

  1. Weigh out the beeswax and add to a double boiler. Heat the beeswax over medium heat until the beeswax has mostly melted.
  2. Once the beeswax has melted about 3/4 of the way through, weigh out the cocoa butter. Then add the cocoa butter to the double boiler with the beeswax. Continue heating until both the beeswax and the cocoa butter have melted completely.
  3. Now that the cocoa butter and beeswax are melted, weigh out the hemp seed butter the and shea butter. Add the butters to the double boiler with the ingredients you melted. Then stir until the butters melt.
  4. Remove the lip balm mixture from heat. Then weigh out and stir in the avocado and wheat germ oils. If the lip balm base starts to solidify, keep stirring until it is liquid. If necessary, you can gently warm the mixture to remelt the ingredients.
  5. Now use a pipette to measure out the jojoba oil and the vitamin E oil. Stir the oils into the lip balm base. Mix well.
  6. Finally, slowly pour the liquid lip balm base into lip balm pots or containers. Then allow the lip balm with beeswax to cool completely. Once cooled, tightly screw the lids onto the DIY lip balms. Then store in a cool, dry location.

How to Use Moisturizing Lip Balm

To use this moisturizing lip balm, simply apply to lips. Reapply as needed to soothe, protect and moisturize dry or chapped lips.

You can also use this nourishing lip balm as a body balm. It’s great for those troubled spots on skin such as cracked hands or patches of eczema.

Yield: 10 - 1/4 oz. moisturizing lip balms

Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe with Beeswax

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Learn how to make a moisturizing lip balm recipe with beeswax for natural lip care to restore and protect dry or chapped lips. You'll love the skin nourishing ingredients I included to make this DIY lip balm more moisturizing.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • .5 oz. beeswax
  • .5 oz. cocoa butter
  • .5 oz. shea butter
  • .5 oz. hemp seed butter
  • .5 oz. avocado oil
  • .5 oz. wheat germ oil
  • 1 ml vitamin E oil
  • 1 ml jojoba oil

Tools

  • Spoon
  • Large Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
  • Double boiler
  • Digital scale
  • 10 – .25 oz. plastic jars or lip balm pots with lids
  • 3 mL Graduated Plastic Transfer Pipettes

Instructions

  1. Weigh out the beeswax and place into double boiler. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax has melted most of the way.
  2. Now use a scale to weigh out the cocoa butter. Add the cocoa butter to the beeswax and continue heating until both the beeswax and cocoa butter completely melt.
  3. Weigh out the hemp seed butter and shea butter and stir into the melted beeswax and cocoa butter. Mix well. Continue heating for additional time if needed, until the butters melt. Then remove from heat.
  4. Next weigh out and mix the avocado and wheat germ oils into the melted lip balm based. Stir to combine.
  5. Measure out the jojoba oil and vitamin E oil using a graduated transfer pipette. Stir these oils into the lip balm mixture.
  6. Pour the liquid lip balm based into the lip gloss pots or jars. Allow to cool completely. Then tightly screw on the cap and store in a cool, dry location.

Notes

You can substitute the hemp seed butter with another hydrogenated oil. Alternately you can also use .35 oz. shea butter and .15 oz. hemp seed oil.

If you prefer to use a microwave to make this moisturizing lip balm with beeswax, simply combine the ingredients in a heat safe container. Then heat at 30% power in the microwave until melted. Take care when removing the lip balm from the microwave as the container will be hot.

More Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipes with Beeswax and Without Beeswax

If you like my moisturizing lip balm recipe with beeswax, then you may also enjoy these other nourishing lip balms made with and without beeswax.

For more homemade beauty and skin care recipes, including natural soaps, creams, scrubs and lip balms, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram.

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