Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe: A Magic Beauty Balm for Natural Skin Care

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Stuck at home searching for ideas for a spa day at home? This manuka essential oil salve recipe is the perfect, natural skin care project! Unlike all those clay mask and bath bomb recipes, this all purpose salve can be used in a number of different ways! Not only does this magic beauty balm replenish and hydrate dry hands, skin and lips, it also promotes healing. So it’s perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips. Or throw some mica into the mix for a custom tinted lip balm or a highlighting, makeup primer for glowing skin!

Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe: A magic beauty balm for natural skin care as the finishing touch to your spa day at home. This manuka essential oil all purpose salve can be used in a number of different ways! This magic beauty balm replenishes and hydrates dry hands, skin and lips, and also promotes healing. So it's perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips. Or throw some mica into the mix for a custom DIY tinted lip balm or a highlighting makeup primer for glowing skin!

Keep reading to learn how to formulate my manuka essential oil salve recipe to enjoy in unlimited ways. It’s perfect for hydrating skin and promoting skin health, as well as giving your makeup looks that extra wow factor. So, it’s the perfect clean beauty solution for happy skin.

What Can I Make for a Spa Day At Home?

The world kind of feels like it’s going crazy at the moment. And, as one meme put it, this year is being written by Stephen King. Yesterday our Governor ordered all non-essential businesses to close. Thankfully, one person asked the right question. Will VA ABC stores stay open? For now, at least, that answer is yes. In times of chaos, it seems, self medicating is king. What this means, however, is that a LOT of people are now stuck at home during the day. I’m also predicting that day drinking will become less of a social stigma as society tries to navigate the continual changes.

Plus, there’s the boredom to consider. As someone who works from home, I’m well versed in entertaining myself. However, if you’re used to daily interaction with people and a fixed schedule, being cooped up at home can be both unsettling and boring AF. 

According to current trends on Pinterest, a LOT (and I mean a LOT!) of you are seeking an escape through self care. Specifically through a spa day at home. While I have tons of holistic skin care recipes for a spa day at home, including face masks, bath bombs, coffee scrubs, sugar scrubs, salt scrubs, bath salts and milk baths, I wanted to share a brand new skin care recipe with you all instead. 

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This manuka essential oil salve recipe is like a magic beauty balm for skin. It has so many applications, and it’s perfect if your skin is dry from repeated hand washing throughout the day. However, you can use it on your skin to relieve more than just your dry hands! It can also be used hydrate dry skin elsewhere on your body, tackle cracked heels and chapped lips, and even soothe cold sores while reducing the severity of symptoms. In addition, my manuka essential oil salve can also be used to add healthy looking color and shine to lips. Or try it as a highlighting face primer for skin. I especially love this essential oil salve as a makeup melting DIY cleansing balm! It’s an absolute dream for my maturing skin AND it helped clear up my hormonal acne.

Use this essential oil salve as a magic beauty balm as your final step to hydrate and nourish skin as a last step after enjoying skin care treatments during your spa day home. Then incorporate it into your everyday skin care routine for natural beauty, as part of your daily self care routine. Also be sure to check out more recipes ideas for a spa day at home after the recipe!

Having a spa day at home? Finish off your natural skin care routine with this hydrating manuka essential oil salve recipe! Learn how to formulate my manuka essential oil salve recipe to enjoy in unlimited ways as a multipurpose beauty balm for clean beauty. It's perfect for hydrating skin and promoting skin health, as well as giving your makeup looks that extra wow factor. So, it's the perfect clean beauty solution for happy skin. Use it as a DIY tinted lip balm or a highlighting makeup primer.

How to Make an Essential Oil Salve for Natural Skin Care

Making my manuka essential oil salve is quick and easy. This beauty DIY is a lot like making homemade lip balms. However, you don’t need to fuss with trying to pour this into tiny lip balm tubes. For smaller applications, you can use three 1 oz. metal tins, or a 3 oz. low profile jar for larger applications, such as all over body care.

Benefits of Manuka Essential Oil

You may be most familiar with manuka honey, rather than manuka essential oil. However, like manuka honey, the essential oil is offers many of the same benefits. It also makes a wonderful substitution for tea tree oil, which is endemic to Australia.

Like tea tree oil, manuka essential oil comes from a plant in the Myrtle family. This small flowering shrub, however, is indigenous to New Zealand. Whereas tea tree is harvested in Australia. Both essential oils are possess antifungal and antibacterial properties.

However, there are some major differences between tea tree oil and manuka essential oil. Unlike tea tree oil, manuka essential oils is a non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing essential oil. Its benefits also extend beyond those of tea tree oil. Manuka essential oil is 20-30 times more active than tea tree oil against gram positive bacteria. It is also several times more effective against strains of fungi and viruses.

Manuka essential oil is generally safe for all ages to use. Therefore, it’s a better choice over tea tree oil in skin care applications for which you desire antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. Manuka essential oil helps soothe symptoms of itching skin and dandruff, rashes, eczema and other common skin diseases. It also promotes healing of minor abrasions and eases muscle and joint pain. In addition, manuka also helps to relieve symptoms of congestion or respiratory distress, when utilized in aromatherapy. As such, you’ll find that manuka essential oil makes a wonderful addition to many bath and beauty recipes, including those for skin care and hair care products.

Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe: A magic beauty balm for natural skin care as the finishing touch to your spa day at home. This manuka essential oil all purpose salve can be used in a number of different ways! This magic beauty balm replenishes and hydrates dry hands, skin and lips, and also promotes healing. So it's perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips. Or throw some mica into the mix for a custom DIY tinted lip balm or a highlighting makeup primer for glowing skin!

Benefits of Bergamot Essential Oil

In addition to manuka essential oil, I also use bergamot essential oil in this all purpose salve recipe. Like manuka essential oil, bergamot essential oil also has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antibacterial and antifungal effects. So it’s great at soothing dry, itchy skin and eczema. And, it can also help with acne and promote healing of minor wounds or abrasions.

It is important to note, however, that bergamot essential oil does increase photosensitivity. Therefore, I don’t recommend using this essential oil salve on your face or exposed areas of the body if you’ll be spending time outdoors in the sun. If you’re a sun lover, you’ll want to substitute bergamot essential oil with patchouli essential oil or even chamomile. Alternately, you can also use a bergapten-free version of bergamot oil.

Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Just like bergamot and manuka essential oils, lavender also has antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties when used in natural skin care applications. It’s also great at fighting acne and can help promote healing from acne breakouts and  minor wounds. In addition, lavender essential oil also works great at soothing dry skin and eczema. So it’s a wonderful choice for any essential oil salve.

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Manuka Essential Oil for Stress and Relaxation

Not only do all of these essential oils help to improve skin appearance, fight acne and promote healing, they are also perfect for times of stress. You can easily create an aromatherapy essential oil blend to reduce stress and promote relaxation for your essential oil diffuser. Simply combine 5 drops manuka essential oil, 5 drops bergamot essential oil and 1 drop lavender essential oil in an amber glass bottle. Then swirl to combine. Add a few drops to your diffuser to help ease away stressors and promote calm.

Alternately, you can also add this essential oil blend to a 10 mL rollerball bottle. Then fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil for aromatherapy on the go.

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Excited to make my manuka essential oil salve? Awesome! You will LOVE it! Just be sure to check out the notes after the recipe to learn about simple substitutions or additions you can make to this all purpose salve to best meet your skin care needs.

Natural skin care recipes for clean beauty. Stuck at home searching for ideas for a spa day at home? This manuka essential oil salve recipe is the perfect, natural skin care project! Unlike all those clay mask and bath bomb recipes, this all purpose salve can be used in a number of different ways! Not only does this magic beauty balm replenish and hydrate dry hands, skin and lips, it also promotes healing. So it's perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips.

Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.5 oz. hemp seed oil
.5 oz. sweet almond oil
.5 oz. deodorized cocoa butter wafers
.5 oz. cosmetic beeswax
.25 oz. refined coconut oil
dollop vitamin E oil, optional
10 drops manuka essential oil
10 drops bergamot essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
lip safe dark gold mica, optional

Directions:

Using a digital kitchen scale, weigh out the cocoa butter wafers, coconut oil and beeswax. Combine the ingredients in a double boiler and heat over medium high heat until halfway melted.

Reduce the heat to medium. Then weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil.

Once all the ingredients have fully melted, remove from heat.

Manuka Essential Oil Salve Recipe: A magic beauty balm for natural skin care as the finishing touch to your spa day at home. This manuka essential oil all purpose salve can be used in a number of different ways! This magic beauty balm replenishes and hydrates dry hands, skin and lips, and also promotes healing. So it's perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips. Or throw some mica into the mix for a custom DIY tinted lip balm or a highlighting makeup primer for glowing skin!

Now add a dollop of vitamin E oil. Stir to combine.

Follow with the drops of essential oil, then mix well.

If desired, add a pinch of mica (to color your essential oil salve, if desired) or more if you’d like to use your magic beauty balm as a tinted lip balm or highlighting face primer. Mix well to combine.

Now pour the manuka essential oil salve into the container(s) of your choice.

If you are using mica powder, I recommend using three 1 oz. tins. Be sure to stir the essential oil salve mixture well after each pour. Otherwise, for an all over magic beauty balm with no color, or a cleansing balm, you can use a 3 oz. low profile jar.

Having a spa day at home? Finish off your natural skin care routine with this hydrating manuka essential oil salve recipe! Learn how to formulate my manuka essential oil salve recipe to enjoy in unlimited ways as a multipurpose beauty balm for clean beauty. It's perfect for hydrating skin and promoting skin health, as well as giving your makeup looks that extra wow factor. So, it's the perfect clean beauty solution for happy skin. Use it as a DIY tinted lip balm or a highlighting makeup primer.

Allow the manuka essential oil salve to cool completely. Then cover with the lid and label as desired.

To use your all purpose salve, simply apply to skin or lips as desired, and massage in. I do recommend a less is more approach when using this product as a face primer or facial moisturizer.

Multipurpose beauty balm. An easy essential oil salve recipe that promotes healing and helps with acne breakouts. Use this all purpose salve recipe as a DIY highlighting makeup primer for glowing skin, a DIY tinted lip balm or as a richly moisturizing beauty balm for dry hands to get real dry skin relief. This clean beauty recipe can also help with cold sores when used as a natural remedy. The perfect all-in-one beauty balm for natural skin care with manuka essential oil to promote healing.

More Ways to Use Your Manuka Essential Oil Salve: Swaps & Substitutions

Natural Cold Sore Relief

Because the essential oils used in my essential oil salve are analgesic and antiviral, it’s the perfect remedy for soothing cold sore and reducing pain. It can even lead to faster healing times. By adding neem oil, you can up the ante in the fight against this frustrating skin issue. To upgrade this essential oil salve to use as a cold sore lip balm, simply substitute .1 oz. of the sweet almond oil with neem oil. (Learn more about the skin care benefits of neem oil here.)

Dry or Cracked Skin Relief

If you hands, heels, elbows or lips are incredibly dry or cracked, you can add lanolin to my manuke essential oil salve recipe to further protect and hydrate skin. Simply add .25 oz. of lanolin, by weight, to the double boiler when heating the wax, butter and oils. Alternately, you replace up to .25 oz. of one of the carrier oils with liquid lanolin. (Learn more about the skin care benefits of lanolin here.)

DIY highlighting makeup primer for glowing skin. The best clean beauty tip for natural skin care. This multipurpose beauty balm with essential oils is made with mica powder highlighters for glowing skin. It diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also moisturizing skin and helping to prevent acne. It also promotes healing from acne breakouts. Make this DIY magic beauty balm for clean beauty with manuka essential oil for your natural skin care routine and beauty regimen.

Facial Moisturizer or Highlighting Makeup Primer

As coconut oil rates high on the non-comedogenic scale, I recommend substituting the coconut oil with fractionated coconut oil, which has a lower rating of 2 and is less likely to clog pores. Additionally, if you have dry or maturing skin, consider swapping all or part of the sweet almond oil with rosehip seed oil. Also be sure to check out my anti-aging serum recipe for maturing skin as well as my recipe for making a DIY hyaluronic acid serum.

Yield: Approximately 2.25 oz.

Essential Oil Salve Recipe

Essential Oil Salve Recipe

This multipurpose essential oil salve with manuka essential oil hydrates skin and lips and naturally promotes healing. Add mica powder to the recipe for a tinted lip balm or highlighting makeup primer, for the perfect all over magic beauty balm.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • .5 oz. hemp seed oil
  • .5 oz. sweet almond oil
  • .5 oz. deodorized cocoa butter wafers
  • .5 oz. cosmetic beeswax
  • .25 oz. refined coconut oil
  • dollop vitamin E oil, optional
  • 10 drops manuka essential oil
  • 10 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • lip safe dark gold mica, optional

Tools

  • Digital Kitchen Scale
  • Double Boiler
  • Utensils for Mixing
  • 3 - 1 oz. Metal Tins

Instructions

  1. Using a digital scale to weigh out the beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil.
  2. Heat the ingredients in a double boiler over medium high heat until halfway melted.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium.
  4. Weigh out and stir in the hemp seed oil.
  5. Remove the ingredients from heat once full melted.
  6. Stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oils. Mix well.
  7. Add mica powder to suit, and stir to combine.
  8. Then pour the essential oil salve evenly into three 1 oz. lip balm tins.
  9. Allow to cool completely, before placing the lids on the tins.
Essential oil salve recipe with manuka essential oil for natural skin care. A magic beauty balm for clean beauty, this manuka essential oil salve recipe is the perfect, natural skin care project! This DIY essential oil salve has a number of different skin care and beauty applications. This all purpose salve recipe with essential oil helps to replenish and hydrate dry hands, skin and lips, as well as promote healing. So it's perfect for relief of dry hands and chapped lips throughout the year.

If you like my manuka essential oil salve recipe, then make sure you pin this recipe to Pinterest for later. Then be sure to check out more ways to enjoy a spa day at home below.

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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!

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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.

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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.)

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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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Coffee Lip Balm Recipe (with just 3 ingredients!)

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This easy coffee lip balm recipe uses an infused carrier oil for all of the flavor without the mess of using coffee in the recipe.

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I’m combining two of my favorite things in my coffee lip balm recipe: lip balm and coffee. My poor lips get burned in the summer and dry in the winter, so they always need a little bit of extra love.

I have made several kinds of lip balms in the past, but I couldn’t figure out how to get a coffee flavored lip balm without actually adding coffee. I learned about infusing herbs and oils, so I decided to try it with coffee.

By infusing the oil with coffee grounds, I’m able to get the scent, flavor, and benefits of the coffee in this coffee lip balm recipe without creating a mess or using an unnatural flavor.

How to Infuse Coffee + Oil

If you’re new to infusing oils, it’s a great way to get the benefits of an herb, or in this case coffee, without using the herb (coffee) in the final product. If you’re making soap or a bath tea or something similar, you may not mind using the herb.

However, if you’re making a lotion, lip balm, or something where the herb (coffee) can clog drain pipes, then you can infuse an oil. This gives the oil the properties of what you infused it with without making a mess in the final product.

When you infuse coffee and oil, it gives the oil a rich, darker color and also makes the oil smell like coffee, which is what I wanted for this coffee lip balm recipe.

To infuse an oil with an herb or coffee, simply place the herb or coffee grounds in a mason jar and cover with the oil. I used the same fresh coffee grounds that I use to brew my morning coffee.

How much of each do you need? This is not an exact recipe. You want the oil to completely cover what you’re infusing it with. So if I want to infuse 4 ounces of oil, I’ll fill an 8-ounce jar just under half way and cover it with oil. When I’m done, I’ll have about 4 ounces.

After you’ve covered the coffee grounds with the oil, let it sit for two weeks. I pick up the jar and swirl around the oil every day so it mixes together well. After two weeks, use cheesecloth to strain out the coffee grounds and discard them.

You can also use your slow cooker to infuse oils in less time. The great part about using a slow cooker is that you can infuse several different combinations of herbs and oils at the same time. If you want to use coconut oil in a different recipe, this is how you would infuse it.

Place a towel on the bottom of your slow cooker and place your jars on top of the towel. Carefully add water until it covers the herbs or coffee grounds and oil in the jar, but be careful that no water gets in the jar. Leave the jars uncovered. Also leave the lid off of the slow cooker because it can collect condensation that can drop down into the jars.

Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for 4-6 hours. Strain the herbs or coffee grounds out of the oil with cheesecloth and discard them.

For this coffee lip balm recipe, I used a combination of oils. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different carrier oils and other herbs. If you have oils leftover, label them in jars and use them in future recipes. This coffee infused oil would be a great oil to use in my caramel coffee sugar scrub recipe.

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Coffee Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fairly simple recipe in a 1:1:1 ratio of ingredients. I really like that because it’s easy to remember and easy to make a large batch. I’ve found that this ratio is wonderful for both lip balm pots and tubes because it’s not to firm for a pot and not too soft for a tube.

For the oil, I used a blend of avocado oil and sunflower oil. I really like avocado oil for the lips because it’s very moisturizing for dry, chapped lips. Sunflower oil is a lighter oil, which balances out the heavier avocado oil. Sunflower oil is also said to be anti-inflammatory, so it can help with sunburned or chapped lips.

You can use your favorite liquid carrier oil to infuse the oil. I like sweet almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, and grapeseed oil in lip balms.

I like shea butter in my lip balms because it nourishes the lips, yet it doesn’t leave your lips greasy. You can also use cocoa butter, but you may need to add a little extra oil or reduce the beeswax.

Ingredients:

1 ounce coffee infused oil (I used a blend of avocado oil and sunflower oil)
1 ounce shea butter
1 ounce beeswax

Instructions:

Weigh the ingredients using a scale. This recipe will not work if you use liquid ounces. Combine the infused oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler.

Heat over medium low heat until melted. The beeswax will seem like it’s not melting, but it will. Keep stirring to prevent clumps so it melts quicker.

Pour into lip balm pots or tubes. This coffee lip balm recipe makes about 3 ounces of product, so it should fill about 20 lip balm tubes. If you use lip balm pots, it will depend on the size of your containers.

While this recipe is great on its own, you can also modify it to make different flavored coffee drink inspired recipes by adding different essential oils. Check out my pumpkin spice latte lip balm recipe and my mocha latte lip balm recipe for more inspiration. Or check out these other lip balm recipes from Soap Deli News.

Visit my Everything Pretty DIY bath and beauty recipe page for more recipes like this one. Never miss a post from Everything Pretty by subscribing to my newsletter.

You can also learn more about the different carrier oils available to use in your recipes in my book Carrier Oils: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Over 40 Carrier Oils in Bath and Beauty Recipes.

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DIY Wedding Favors

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Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

DIY Wedding Favors

1. DIY Mango & Coconut Milk Soap Wedding Favors – Learn how to make your own cold process soap wedding favors with this tutorial. There are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways – choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe – plus a full tutorial on how to customize your DIY soap wedding favor labels for your big day.

2. DIY Gem Bath Melts Favors – This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors! Scent however you like – I scented mine with a Champagne fragrance oil – and customize with different colors of mica for a touch of shimmer on skin and/or fine glitter for a more obvious color play that fits your wedding’s color theme.

3. DIY Massage Candle Wedding Favors – These nifty 2-in-1 candles not only make your home smell great, but the melted, liquified wax can also be used to massage onto skin to moisturize and add a lovely fragrance to your skin. Make them in any fragrance of your choice for wedding favors that are sure to get some use by your dearest friends and family.

4. DIY Snowflake Solid Lotion Wedding Favors – If you’re planning ahead for a winter wonderland themed wedding then consider these lovely pale blue snowflake solid lotion bars with a touch of silver shimmering mica! Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long and are sure to be appreciated by wedding guests.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

5. DIY Watermelon Guest Soap Wedding Favors – These watermelon wedding soap favors are made using a melt and pour soap base so they’re easy to make and ready in a jiffy. They’re perfect for summer weddings! (Scroll to the bottom of the tutorial for instructions on making them guest sized!)

6. DIY Terrarium Wedding Favors – This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors.

7. DIY Chamomile Balm Wedding Favors – This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Made using healing chamomile infused olive oil, this homemade chamomile balm recipe is perfect for hands, feet, body and even lips! The eco-friendly packaging and easy sticker embellishment makes this perfect for woodland and rustic themed weddings.

8. DIY Mix Tape Soap Wedding Favors – These DIY mix tape soap favors make great DIY wedding favors. Make your own soap or use pre-made soaps for these retro wedding favors along with my full tutorial on how to make the mix tape soap labels.

9. DIY Moisture Rich Lip Balm Wedding Favors – This naked natural homemade lip balm recipe adds rich moisture to lips in need. And because it’s not flavored or colored it’s pretty much suitable for all of your wedding guests.

10. DIY Mineral Bath Soak Favors – These natural mineral bath soak recipes are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience! These are just perfect as DIY bridesmaid favors who’ve helped you work hard to pull off your big day!

Visit my blog here for more of my DIY wedding favor ideas. And also be sure to check out my DIY Wedding board on Pinterest here.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Don’t have time to craft your own wedding favors? Visit Beau-coup for an extensive collection of seasonal wedding favors you can buy that focus on current trends at affordable prices. Their wedding favors include personalized soaps, lip balms, candles, and candy as well as custom drinkware and favor boxes.

Choose from their collections of summer wedding favors, fall wedding favors, winter wedding favors and spring wedding favors. You can also browse their collection of wedding ideas and inspiration as well as visit their blog for fun tips and sound advice for planning your wedding. You can also create an Amazon Wedding Registry for a 10% off coupon for select items across Amazon after your wedding. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

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Easy DIY Natural Lip Butter Recipe

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Simple DIY Natural Lip Butter Recipe - Made with Just Two Ingredients!

Lip balm recipes don’t have to be complicated. And let’s face it, sometimes less is more. If you’re home “apothecary” of natural ingredients is limited, no worries. While you’re waiting to stock up on all your favorite oils, butters and waxes, give this super simple homemade lip butter recipe a try!

Natural Lip Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.3 oz. (9 grams) refined and deodorized shea butter
4 drops essential oil(s) of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the shea butter in a small glass beaker or glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave just until melted, then add four drops of essential oil, stir and pour into a 1/3 oz. (10 gram) container or lip balm pot. Allow to set up completely. (You can speed up this process by putting it in the refrigerator.)

Need essential oil suggestions? For my lip butter I used three drops of cinnamon leaf essential oil and 1 drop clove essential oil. But you can also try three drops of lavender essential oil and 1 drop peppermint essential oil or even two drops peppermint essential oil and two drops spearmint essential oil. Or go solo with four drops of wintergreen essential oil. You can also try something a little more exotic like cardamom and basil essential oils! Have fun with it and mix and match your favorite oils! (Buy trusted organic essential oils here.)

Want to give a your natural homemade lip butter a bit more lip loving pizazz? Try adding a few drops of carrot seed essential oil, prized for its skin rejuvenating properties, or even a few drops of certified GMO free vitamin E.

For more natural lip balm recipes as well as other homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.