DIY Lip Balm in 30 Minutes

Create your own lip-balm in five easy steps.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

Rachel Smith

The Crafted Life

Written By

Rachel Smith

The Crafted Life

We’ve all been there. Searching for our lip balm only to discover we’ve lost it somewhere. It turns out that making your own is not only super easy to do, but it’s also very affordable. Whether you’re whipping up a batch for personal use, or looking to make gifts for all your family and friends, DIY lip balm is a simple and fun project that you can knock out in about a half hour.

You will need

You might already have

Water
Sauce pan
Glass jar
Measuring spoons
Optional: Lipstick (for tinting)
 

Step 1: Measure and mix ingredients

Fill a small sauce pan with about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil on the stove top. While the water is heating up, combine 4 teaspoons shea butter, 6 teaspoons almond oil and 8 teaspoons beeswax in a glass jar. (yields ~14 0.1 fl. oz mini pot containers)
 

Step 2: Melt ingredients

Turn the water temp down to a medium heat. Place the glass jar in the water, stirring ingredients occasionally until everything has melted.
 

Step 3 (Optional): Add flavoring and color

Remove glass jar from water and add your flavoring and lipstick shavings for color tinting.
 

Step 4: Pour into containers

Pour melted mixture into containers and let sit still to harden for about 15-20 minutes.
 

Step 5: Customize containers

You can customize your lid with a sticker or just leave as is. Put the lid on the container, toss in your purse or beauty bag and you’re ready to go!
 

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About the Author
Rachel Smith

Rachel Mae Smith loves do-able DIYS and strives to make life colorful and fun on her blog The Crafted Life. Named by the Huffington Post as one of the top ten DIY Instagrammers to follow, her work has also been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple and more. When she's not brushing glitter out of her hair, you can find her exploring and photographing her current home of Philadelphia, PA.