Burt’s Bee’s is well known for their all-natural products, including their lip balms. They use truly nourishing ingredients that not only give lips a soft moist feel but penetrate and create long-lasting moisture. Nourishing ingredients are the key to creating a chemical free lip balm that will give you long-lasting moisture. You will need beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and an empty pot or tube. If you have an old lip balm tube you can reuse it by cleaning it out. If you’d prefer to use a small pot, try to find a small empty cosmetic container. You will also need a plastic pipette to fill your tube or pot.
The ingredients that you are using to make your lip balm are well known for their highly moisturizing properties.
- Coconut oil is light but has the ability to moisturize the skin intensely.
- Shea butter is both hydrating and healing,
- Beeswax gives the lip balm a nice texture.
How to do?
- Combine 2 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles, 2 tablespoons of shea butter, and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a glass bowl.
- Boil a pot of water and set the glass bowl on top of the pot. This will cause the ingredients to melt and blend.
- Stir the mixture until all the ingredients have completely melted.
- Turn the boiling water off and allow the glass bowl to rest over the pot.
- Now is the time to add an essential oil if you’d like to or a little mica to give your lip balm color. However, these are optional steps.
Fill Your Containers & Allow Your Ingredients to Cool
- 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Take your pipette or dropper and immediately begin to fill your tubes or pots with your lip balm mixture. Work quickly because they will immediately begin to harden once they are removed from the glass bowl. Once you’ve filled your containers, allow them to sit, uncovered, at room temperature for several hours. They will cool off and completely harden. After this, you can place the lids on your containers. Experimenting with the amount of beeswax you use will change the texture of your lip balm. If you’d like a thicker richer balm, use more beeswax. Conversely, if you’d prefer a smooth light-weight texture, use less beeswax.