Want to make natural lip balm as a holiday Aromatherapy gift for people on your list?
You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients to do it! I have a simple lip balm recipe that only calls for THREE ingredients. It comes from my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils. (This recipe really lives up to that title!)
Let’s get right into the lip balm recipe, and then I’ll tell you how to make your blend more personal for people on your list.
Beeswax’s “Bee Sweet” Lip Balm
- 1 oz (28 g) beeswax (Cera alba)
- 1½ oz (45 ml) vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 1½ oz (42 g) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
Make your blend in four 1 oz (30 ml) lip balm tins or jars.
- Set up the Stovetop Melting Method by placing a Pyrex measuring cup in a soup pot that’s ¼ full of gently boiling water. Your ingredients will go in the Pyrex.
- Melt the beeswax in the Pyrex measuring cup.
- Add the vanilla-infused jojoba.
- Add the coconut oil and melt.
Pour the melted lip balm into your tins or jars, and let them cool. It won’t take long (about 15 minutes).
Put labels on them (use festive holiday labels, if you like!) Now you have four Aromatherapy gifts for people on your list!
This lip balm recipe is great for everyone—women, men, and kids. It has the subtle aroma and flavor of vanilla and honey, and the feeling of it on your lips is not waxy or greasy. It moisturizes, protects, and nourishes.
Did you notice something . . . ? There aren’t any essential oils in this lip balm recipe!
This is a very “clean base” recipe you can work with. I sometimes leave essential oils out of lip balms altogether. Even when I do include essential oil, it doesn’t take much. Our lips are sensitive and they’re so close to our noses.
If you do want to include essential oil in your lip balm recipe, here are a few suggestions. Add these drops after taking the melted ingredients off the stove, BEFORE pouring your blend into the lip balm tins.
60 drops (about 2.4 ml) of Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis). This comes to about 15 drops of essential oil in every 1 oz (30 ml) jar.
OR . . .
60 drops (about 2.4 ml) of distilled Lime essential oil (Citrus aurantifolia) would also be great! Be sure you’re working with DISTILLED Lime essential oil, to avoid phototoxic concerns on your lips.
This is a great lip balm recipe you can make in very little time, and then you have “sweet” handmade Aromatherapy gifts that people will love and will be able to use regularly. But “bee” ready . . . they might ask you for more lip balm after they use it all up!
Did you like this lip balm recipe? Know someone who loves Aromatherapy?
Another wonderful Aromatherapy gift idea is The Heart of Aromatherapy! It’s full of over 100 recipes like this one, and 40 essential oil profiles so unique, you won’t find anything else like them! Essential oils are treated like friends in this book—characters who have different talents for healing and offering emotional support. I also included profiles of essential oil distillers and small-scale farmers around the world . . . they truly are the “heart” of what we do in Aromatherapy, as they create the essential oils and carriers that make our passion possible! I partnered with Hay House to publish this book, and it was one of the most memorable, fulfilling experiences of my life. Hay House is a beautiful company to work with, and I’m truly proud of the book they helped me create. I’d be honored if you picked up a copy for someone on your list!