I’m really excited to share this easy homemade Honey Lavender lip balm and hand salve recipe! I used beeswax, coconut oil and essential oils to create an inexpensive and delicious natural moisturizer. Any extra I had from the balms I poured into mason jars to make little pots of hand salve! I am obsessed with lip balm and always have dry hands in the winter, so this two-in-one recipe kills two birds with one stone. Now I have balms to stash in every nook and cranny – purse, car, bathroom, kitchen, etc. – plus extras to give as gifts.
Here’s how I made them!
Honey Lavender Lip Balm and Salve Recipe
1 tbsp lavender and 1 tsp vanilla essential oil (or your favorite combination of any flavors!)
1 14-ounce jar coconut oil
Heat your coconut oil in the microwave just enough to be able to pour it from the jar into a pot. Allow it to melt.
Add 4 one-ounce bars of beeswax and stir until melted. Be careful – this is HOT HOT HOT!! Mine melted at about 260 degrees.
Allow to cool a bit – down by 100 degrees or so – but not enough that it starts to cloud and harden.
Pour the still hot mixture into a glass container that is designed for high heat (like Pyrex). You can pour right from your pot into jars if you wish, but for the tubes you’ll want a more fine-tuned spout.
Add 1 tablespoon of lavender essential oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essential oil and stir. Use more or less to your liking!
Carefully pour mixture into lip balm tubes and salve containers. Ours filled about 10 balms and 6 four-ounce jars.
Allow to cool and decorate away!
Happy gift giving!