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DIY Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe

DIY Homemade Lip Balm Recipe - Handmade Birthday Cake Sheer Shimmer Lip BalmLooking for fun weekend project with the kids or a simple homemade gift idea? Give my homemade birthday cake lip balms a try! These little handcrafted lip balm pots are great for birthday parties and wedding favors and can be made in under thirty minutes.

Handmade Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe - DIY Beauty Recipe - Great for Birthday Parties and as Handmade Wedding Favors

This deliciously sweet buttercream cupcake scented pink shimmer lip balm is made with moisture rich, all natural shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter. Whip up this lip balm for you and your friends to prevent and treat chapped, dry lips while making them look their very best!

Homemade Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1/4 oz. cocoa butter
1/4 oz. shea butter
1/4 oz. mango butter
2 teaspoons fractionated coconut oil
2 level Tablespoons beeswax pastilles or carnauba (candellila) wax for a vegan alternative
5 ml Buttercream Cupcake flavor oil
pinch of Diamond Dust mica to suit
pinch of  Matte Purple Pigment Powder


Weigh out your butters using a digital kitchen scale and combine in a small glass bowl or measuring cup. Then measure out two level Tablespoons of white beeswax pellets or grated beeswax and add to the butters. Melt the butters and beeswax in a double boiler or in your microwave on reduced power until thoroughly melted. Stir well.
Now measure out 5mL of Buttercream Cupcake flavor oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette and stir into your lip balm mixture. Take a pinch each of lip safe Diamond Dust mica and a pinch of orchid ultramarine pigment powder and add to your lip balm. Use more or less depending on the amount of color and shimmer desired. Stir well to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Now, using a plastic pipette, fill your choice of lip balm pots with the melted lip balm mixture. I used seven 1/3oz. lip balm pots for this recipe each with approximately 2oz. by weight of lip balm. If your lip balm solidifies while you’re filling your containers, simply reheat the lip balm and continue until all the pots are filled. Tightly screw on the lip balm caps and wait for the lip balms to solidify. It won’t take long, but you can expedite the process by placing the lip balms in the refrigerator until they have hardened.
Once your lip balms have hardened, have fun with the containers! I decorated mine with Japanese Washi Tape. It makes for a super cute lip balm pot without a lot of effort. I’m a little smitten with some of the Washi Tapes available from Cute Tape.
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  • Irith Mashiah

    July 10, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Thank you so much for the wonderful receipe!

  • Little lady of business

    May 28, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Where did you buy the oil???? They don’t sell weird smelling oil in here maybe candy cane or mistletoe but not buttercream

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      May 28, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      I got the oil at Nature’s Garden Candles. Just click through the link for the product page.

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