Homemade lip balm is a great gift idea to make for family and friends. This DIY 5-minute lip balm recipe by WhatsUpMoms on YouTube shows how to customize the scent and color of your own lip balm. I love how you customize the plastic pot with stickers. I’d love to try these out because the cost of chapstick can add up and especially how often I lose or misplace them. The use of eos lip balm containers would be a convenient way to recreate your own without having to spend more money on another one. They look so easy and simple to make. I’m impressed by the process and I can’t wait to make these at home.
- 4 tbsp Beeswax
- 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil (optional)
- 6-8 drops Peppermint (or a flavor oil) for scent
- Lipstick or Crayons for color
- Plastic pots or old lip balm containers
First, mix your wax and coconut oil. Grate the beeswax so it is easier to measure. You can use less wax for a glossier texture. Microwave the 2 in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute or until it’s fully mixed but not boiling. Add in old lipstick, vitamin E, and peppermint oil. These ingredients are optional. Continue to watch WhatsUpMoms tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.
Next, fill up your plastic pots or old lip balm containers with the new mixture. Let it sit and solidify.
Overall, it’s a great way to recycle your empty containers and make them to any color tint you may prefer. They are easy to make a big batch for party favors at an inexpensive price. I have a bunch of lipsticks that I don’t use because they are similar colors. So, it would be a nice idea to turn them into a moisturizing lip tint.