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Make your own Lavender Lemon Lip Balm

Today’s contributor is Emma from Crafting{E}! All posts written by Emma for Make It and Love It, can be found HERE.

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Hello Make It And Love It readers! It’s Emma from Crafting{E} again. I hope everyone is having an amazing summer. I love summer because I have a lot more free time than I do during the school year when I’m in school. One of the things I use my extra free time for is “craft days” with my sisters.

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We started this tradition a couple of years ago, and we have been doing it since. This entails me finding a cheap and easy craft to make with my little sisters and then making the craft with them once a week. It has become one of our favorite traditions together and they are always asking if it is “craft day” yet.

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A couple of weeks ago we decided to try our hand at making some homemade lip balm. Now I wasn’t expecting anything amazing (just because the recipe is so basic), but it is amazing!

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My sisters and I made tons of these little lip balms and they use them all the time. The other great thing is that it doesn’t cost very much to make these, that way it’s not as big of a deal when little ones lose the lip balm.

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Also, aren’t these containers amazing? I had never used Chapstick containers like these before and I was a little skeptical how well they would work. Good news though, they worked great!  (I found them HERE.)

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Also we decided to make these little labels to go around the lip balm as well. I designed the labels and printed them on adhesive paper. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: these labels are available for download at the end of this post! Don’t they add such a fun touch?

So, onto the tutorial. This lip balm is very easy to make, it only requires a few ingredients.

MATERIALS:

*One batch will make 3-4 tubes (depending on the size of your container)*

  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Medicine syringe
  • Chapstick containers (I bought mine HERE)

DIRECTIONS:

  • First set up your lip balm containers. Make sure to take the tops off and space the tubes fairly far from each another (that way if one gets knocked over the others won’t get knocked over too… trust me, I learned the hard way).
  • Next use a double boiler (or make your own like I did by putting a metal bowl on a sauce pan) to melt the coconut oil and the beeswax together.

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  • Once the beeswax and oil mixture is melted, add in the essential oils. I can’t remember exactly how many drops of each oil I used, but it was somewhere in the ballpark of 4-6 drops. Really just keep putting the essential oil in until you’re happy with the scent.

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  • Next, remove the mixture from the heat and use the medicine syringe to squirt the mixture into the lip balm containers. If the mixture starts to harden, simply heat it up again.

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  • Once the tubes are full of the mixture, allow them to set for several hours without the tops on. You might be tempted to try it out after an hour because it will look dry. Trust me, waiting the extra time will be worth it.

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  • OPTIONAL: If you want to print the labels out for your lip balms a link will be available (so you can download them) at the end of the post. I printed my labels out on sticker paper so I was able to simply peel the backing off and stick the label around lip balm containers

DOWNLOAD the LABELS HERE

Thanks SO much for reading! If you are interested in similar posts make sure to check out my blog where I have loads of fun and easy crafts!

-Emma

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Don’t put those essential oils away just yet! Check out this fabulous idea for using essential oils around the house:

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And maybe try using them in these other fun lip balm recipes:

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Comments

  1. MaryLou says:

    I will definitely be making these this summer with the kids. You can use an old egg carton to hold your containers just trim off the extra material from the carton and keep the part where the eggs sit. Turn it over and make an x on each egg slot, you will be able to push each container through the x and it will hold it in place so you can fill and it can cool without the worry of it tipping over…works great for little kids.

    1. Emma says:

      What a great idea! I will have to do that next time I make lip balm!
      Emma

  2. Barbie says:

    did you use solid or liquid coconut oil?

    1. Emma says:

      Mine coconut oil was liquid because I live in Arizona where it’s hot it was already in liquid form. If yours is solid you can put it in the microwave until it melts.

    2. Barbie says:

      thank you!

  3. Judith says:

    Where can I get the lip balm containers?
    Thanks.

  4. Katie says:

    These looks great. Where did you get the containers from?

  5. Kim N says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sheena says:

    I love those!! My daughters would love them too!! Now I just need some beeswax and containers!!

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