This week here on Mommy Like Whoa is going to be all about beauty! I have been so obessed lately with makeup, fashion, jewelry and just anything beauty related! I will be hosting a TON of giveaways this week, so make sure you stay tuned so you can get in on the awesome action!
So today I am going to be sharing a VERY simple recipe for a DIY Lip Balm! If you’ve got everything on hand, like I did, this shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to make. Every ingredient or supply listed can be found very easily online as well.
I chose to do a Lavender Lemon Mint because it smells amazing, has a nice cool tingly feeling and is stress relieving. Lavender essential oil has natural calming elements, and is known to relieve anxiety. Plus it helps soothes skin, making it a perfect option for chapped lips! Lemon helps clean toxins and smells amazing, and peppermint can help with mouth inflammation and also adds a nice cooling element.
I love using essential oils for natural remedies and health treatments, plus it’s like having an entire natural medicine cabinet at your fingertips. I highly recommend slowly adding to your collection (they can get pricey) but for sure Lavender is one to have! Especially if you have some crazy kids like me… adding a drop to Abbey’s hands and letting her inhale the scent always calms her down. It’s baby Xanax. I love this brand because it’s a very generous amount, is very pure and smells great!
Lavender Lemon Mint Lip Balm
- 1 part Bees Wax Pellets
- 2 parts Coconut Oil
- 2 parts Shea Butter
- 10-20 drops of essential oil (depending on strength of scent – I used 5 drops of each Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint)
- Powder Color Pigment (optional – I used Metallic Pearl Honey Tan from Coastal Scents, it adds a nice nude shimmer)
Melt the bees wax, coconut oil, and shea butter together in a small heat proof glass bowl. If using a microwave, heat 30 seconds at a time, stirring between. You can also melt over simmering water in a double boiler.
Once liquid, add drops of essential oils and stir until incorporated. Pour into a clean container – small sample product jars are perfect for this! You can also find chapstick tubes for sale on Amazon.
Place your new lip balm in the fridge to set and harden. Because of the bees wax and shea, this lip balm should stay firm, even in hot weather, so feel free to pop one in your purse, give a few away for gifts (Christmas is coming!!)
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