With winter quickly drawing near, my lips are starting to get chapped already! This easy lip balm recipe is thankfully something I can whip up in minutes! Literally. I just timed it and it took me 2 minutes and 53 seconds to put it together!
If you're looking for an easy recipe that's still effective and nice, you've come to the right place. This recipe uses just three ingredients: shea butter, olive oil (or honey), and essential oil. You can also add mica powder for a light color if you wish.
Shea butter is a great moisturizer and so is olive oil. Honey also has a lot of healing powers and is especially good for cold sores or cracked lips. When picking your essential oils, I particularly love peppermint, orange, lemon balm, or lavender!
Shea Butter Lip Balm
1 tbsp. shea butter
1 tsp. olive oil or honey
1/4 tsp. mica powder (optional colorant)
4 drops orange essential oil
4 drops peppermint essential oil
1. Melt the shea butter in the microwave or over the stove in a double broiler.
2. Add in the olive oil or honey, optional mica powder, and essential oils. Mix well.
3. Pour the lip balm into metal tins (approximately 2-3). You can also use a ziplock bag to create a pipette and pipe the liquid into traditional lip balm tubes.
4. Let the lip balm rest until it sets up. Done!
This lip balm is wonderful to have around the house or to carry it with you in your purse. Given that shea butter has a higher melting point than coconut oil, it is also less likely to become liquid again if you're using it in the summer. If the holidays are coming up, these make wonderful homemade gifts or stocking stuffers!
Do you make your own lip balm? What ingredients do you use?