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Homemade Lip Balm

Make your own all-natural red lip balm with this easy recipe from in-house crafter Kristin St. Clair.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons grated beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (such as castor, sunflower, or jojoba)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon carmine (natural red) coloring oil
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil (such as vanilla)

Note: To make colorless lip balm, substitute carmine coloring oil with an additional teaspoon of carrier oil.

Tools and Materials

  • Double boiler
  • Mixing stick or spoon
  • Lip balm tubes, pots, or tins
  • Pouring tray with plastic scraper (optional)
  • Decorative paper
  • 2-inch-wide clear packing tape

Homemade Lip Balm How-To
1. Melt beeswax, carrier oil, vitamin E oil, and coloring oil together in a double boiler, stirring to combine. Add essential oil right before removing from boiler to pour.

2. Pour mixture into lip balm containers. Let cool for about an hour. If using a pouring tray, scrape away excess and smooth tops with plastic scraper.

3. To make labels, cut a scrap of decorative paper to the size of container. Place paper facedown on a piece of clear 2-inch-wide packing tape. Cut packing tape to width of paper strip, and trim so tape is about 1/2 inch longer than paper on both ends. Wrap tape with paper around tube or pot.

Resources
Lip balm ingredients available from tkbtrading.com. Lip balm tubes, pots, tins, and pouring trays available from sks-bottle.com. Essential oils and vitamin E oil available from Whole Body or other drug stores.

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Comments (16)

  • Karrue 11 Jan, 2013

    For more info on the many benefits of essential oils visit www.kthompson.vibrantscents.com

  • 6margaret 2 Jul, 2010

    Unfortunately, this video does not play. The recipe needs to indicate how many lip balms it makes.

  • adia002 14 Jun, 2010

    how many tubes does their recipe fill?

  • adia002 14 Jun, 2010

    how many tubes does their recipe fill?

  • GraceeN 24 Apr, 2010

    You can also use Zinc Oxide in lip balm for a sunscreen for the person who asked:
    They have tons of sample sizes there that are cheap:
    http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=409

  • GraceeN 24 Apr, 2010

    You can add a bit of Titanium Dioxide to your lip balm for sunscreen properties. I get mine at TKB: http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=422

  • GraceeN 24 Apr, 2010

    TKB Trading put a special lip balm kit together for any Martha Stewart viewers that are interested:
    http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1214

  • GraceeN 24 Apr, 2010

    TKB Trading put a special lip balm kit together for any Martha Stewart viewers that are interested:
    http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1214

  • alawton 23 Apr, 2010

    to Fashioniza-try Etsy.com...

  • Fashioniza 19 Apr, 2010

    love this idea but love her ring even more! doen anyone know where to find an amethyst geode ring like the one she was wearing on the show? thank you!

  • SKHazy 19 Apr, 2010

    Can you add an ingredient that will give your lips sun protection/

  • StinaLeone 19 Apr, 2010

    Here's the link for the pour shield, scraper, plus a bunch of tubes.
    http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin77d.html

  • StinaLeone 19 Apr, 2010

    Here's the link for the pour shield, scraper, plus a bunch of tubes.
    http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin77d.html

  • ashleyrose85 19 Apr, 2010

    Where do you find the pour sheild? On that site I only see The lip balm containers not the silicone holder used on the show.

  • hardrockrobin 19 Apr, 2010

    I recently purchased containers at Jo-Anne Fabrics

  • dramatoad 18 Apr, 2010

    If you want to buy just a few containers, at a lower price, from a Fair Trade warehouse, ck out this one: http://www.rusticescentuals.com/ They sell small pots and tubes and other fragrance oils, candle making stuff. You can get a dozen small lip balm pots here for 3.75!

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