Ever tried making your own homemade lip balm? Once you have the ingredients and supplies, it’s not all that hard. And it will last forever – even if you go through lip balm like crazy like I do! This DIY Honey Lavender Lip Balm is delicious and nourishing for lips all year long.
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!
Homemade Honey Lavender Lip Balm and Salve Recipe
- 10 empty lip balm tubes
- 4 ounces beeswax
- 6 four-ounce mason jars (or tin containers like these)
- 1 tbsp lavender and 1 tsp vanilla essential oil (or your favorite combination of any flavors!)
- 1 14-ounce jar coconut oil
- Washi tape, chalkboard labels and pen, string for decoration
- 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!