Beeswax lip balm recipe

Beeswax lip balm recipe

Making your beeswax lip balm recipe does not require any special skills.

Everyone is capable of it.

In this tutorial, I share three recipes with you.

Depending on your tastes, you can adapt certain ingredients, in particular vegetable oils and essential oils.

beeswax lip balm recipe
Summary

  • How to make homemade lip balm?
  • How to make beeswax lip balm?
  • Recipe n°1: Absolute minimalism
  • Recipe n°2: Coconut oil beeswax lip balm
  • Recipe n°3: Honey beeswax lip balm

Isn’t it nice to be able to make your own homemade cosmetics?!

Just like her homemade soap , or her homemade face cream , making a homemade lip balm is one of the easy recipes to make.

In addition, they require few ingredients.

In home cosmetics , beeswax is an ingredient with many uses.

It is produced by beekeepers, who generally market it in the form of beeswax bread . If you don’t need to use up all of your wax bar, I recommend grating it.

All recipes can be made with 100% French ingredients.

This homemade cosmetics workshop can be done with young children . There is nothing dangerous.

How to make homemade lip balm?

First, let’s take a look at the ingredients needed to make a balm.

It should include  :

  • a vegetable butter (ex: cocoa butter, shea butter)
  • AND/OR vegetable oil (e.g. almond, olive, flaxseed oil, etc.)
  • beeswax (or vegetable wax)

The use of a preservative is often recommended. Vitamin E is regularly preferred. It will allow you to keep your lip balm longer . In all three recipes, I didn’t use any. The balms will still keep for several months.

It is then possible to personalize your balm with natural dyes or essential oils .

In a homemade lip balm, there will be no endocrine disruptors, mineral oils, or allergens.

The balm is totally natural. 

In order to make these recipes, the necessary equipment is very basic.
All you need is: a saucepan, a scale, a stirrer, a glass jar, and a storage container.

How to make lip balm with beeswax?

In this tutorial, I wanted to make several recipes, with different dosages and ingredients.

The goal is to show that there are several recipes, each as effective as the other.

They also allow you to choose your ingredients, according to their benefits and their flavors.

These recipes are therefore tested and approved .

Recipe n°1: Absolute minimalism

This first recipe is one of the most minimalist.

It only requires two ingredients: vegetable oil and beeswax.

Ingredients:
– 10 ml of olive oil (can be replaced by almond or linseed oil)
– 9 gr of beeswax

Equipment needed:
1 saucepan / 1 stirrer / 1 container to melt the mixture / 1 storage pot

olive oil and beeswax lip balm

The recipe steps:
1/ Place the beeswax and olive oil in a container (here, a glass jar) in a bain-marie.
2/ Wait 1 to 2 minutes for the wax to melt.
3/ Once the wax has melted (around 65°C), mix the wax and oil well to avoid lumps.
4/ Pour the mixture into your final container.

All you have to do is wait for the mixture to cool.

The mixture will harden.
Your lip balm can be used the same day.

For a creamier balm texture, increase the oil percentage in the recipe. Here we are at 53% oil. Go to about 70%.

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Step 1: wax and oil in a bain-marie

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Step 2: melted wax and oil

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Step 4: mixture poured into its container

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The balm, once cooled.

Recipe n°2: Coconut oil beeswax lip balm

This recipe is also minimalist.

Admittedly, it only contains 50% French ingredients, but this recipe is mainly intended to compare  the texture of the balm, depending on the oil chosen.

Here we will start on coconut oil.
An oil with different characteristics and virtues.

The proportion of beeswax used in this recipe is less important.
It represents 38%, against 47% on the previous recipe, with oil.

I wanted to put a lower percentage since coconut oil freezes much more.

lip balm recipe with coconut oil

Ingredients:
8g coconut oil
5g beeswax

Equipment needed:
1 saucepan / 1 stirrer / 1 container to melt the wax / 1 storage pot

The steps of the recipe:
1/ Place beeswax and coconut oil in a container (not afraid of anything) in a bain-marie.
2/ Wait 1 to 2 minutes for the coconut oil to melt
3/ Mix until the wax melts, and leaves no lumps.
4/ Pour the mixture into the final container.

Wait a few minutes for the mixture to cool and solidify.

The balm is ready.
Just like the balm in the previous recipe, it is quite compact.

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Step 1: wax and coconut oil

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Step 4: pour the mixture

Lip balm ready

Recipe n°3: Honey beeswax lip balm

For a 100% bee lip balm, we will use beeswax and honey.

Honey is recognized for its healing and softening properties.

A honey lip balm is therefore perfectly suited for dry or chapped lips.

Honey and beeswax lip balm recipe

Ingredients:
22 ml of olive oil
10 g of beeswax
1 teaspoon of honey (about 10 g)
optional option: 2/3 drops of essential oils

Equipment needed:
1 saucepan / 1 stirrer / 1 container to melt the wax / 1 storage pot

The steps of the recipe:
1/ Place beeswax and olive oil in a container (not afraid of anything) in a bain-marie.
2/ Wait 1 to 2 minutes for the wax to melt.
3/ Mix until the wax melts, to avoid lumps.
4/ Add the honey to the mixture, off the heat.
5/ Mix vigorously and add 2/3 drops of essential oils.
6/ Pour the mixture into your final container.

This balm has a much creamier consistency. 
It is very easy to apply it on her lips.

It is of course possible not to add essential oil. Honey and beeswax already release pleasant fragrances.

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The ingredients of the recipe 

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The thicker mixture, poured into the final container.

honey lip balm

Honey lip balm with creamy texture

A homemade lip balm: simple, natural and economical!

homemade lip balms

These three recipes, based on beeswax, are very natural. 

They are made up of two to four ingredients.

Recipes are made easily and quickly. 
Between the preparation and the realization of the balm, only 15 short minutes are enough!

Depending on the texture and flavor you prefer, it is possible to choose and adapt your recipe. 

To make a beeswax lip balm recipe, you will need the key element: beeswax .

You will find it in the form of a wax block , on the Honey Platform.

You can directly contact the French beekeepers and organize your order.

It’s your turn ! You have everything you need to take care of your lips

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