This is one thing I had on my to-do list for 2012 was to make homemade lip moisturizer. I don’t wear make-up hardly ever, although truth be told I am beginning to look like a tired 30+ Mama (I guess I have really looked tired for a while). I do however go through a ton of lip balms and moisturizer. I have been playing around with my coconut oil I received from Tropical Traditions and tried out several different variations of recipes. I said I would share this last week but wasn’t truly happy with the results so I played some more and now have several to share!
This is one that I really like, it is super easy and so far is Austin’s favorite! You need three simple ingredients: Coconut Oil, Bee’s Wax and Honey.
I opted to use the beeswax pastilles as they are super easy to weigh and you don’t have to worry about cutting or grating and using too much. You will need either the tins to use or actual lipstick/lip balm tubes. I purchased some of both to try out. I love that the tin are super easy to fill and you don’t have to worry about spilling as it cools but it is all about preference!
This recipe makes enough to fill 6 to 7 – 1/2 oz containers depending on how full you make them.
3 Tbls Coconut Oil
3 Tbls Honey
1 Tbls Beeswax
Using a small saucepan over low-medium heat combine your coconut oil, honey and beeswax. Stir continually until it is all melted and combined 5-7 minutes. Continue to stir vigorously for another 3-4 minutes over low-medium heat. (This is important to heat and stir until the ingredients are combined so they do not separate when cooling.)
Remove from heat and carefully spoon into containers. I used a measuring spoon to fill my containers to ensure I didn’t spill and each container received the same amount. I put 2 1/2 teaspoons in each container.
This is what they looked like right after they were filled.
This is what they look like as the started to cool and harden. I allowed them to fully cool, about three hours before placing the lids on them. I also tried to whip the mixture after it was melted to see if it made a difference and then spoon it in. You can see from the photo below, other than looking messy I didn’t notice a bit of difference, so save yourself some work and spoon it in.
Have some cute little sticker labels made for the tops of the tins and you have some super cute little frugal yet practical homemade gifts! I have been using this since we made it and love it!
I ordered my Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions, my beeswax pastilles from Mountain Herb Rose and used Local Honey. You can get containers also from Mountain Herb Rose (their shipping is very reasonable) or I ordered these from Specialty Bottle and the quality is good but shipping was very high.
Edited: Several of you had issues with the honey and beeswax separating. After experimenting with this recipe for almost two years, the only time I have had them separate is when I didn’t heat it long enough. I edited the instructions above to continue to heat past just melting to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.