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DIY Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe

My Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm recipe is so easy and makes about 75 tubes of all-natural lip moisturizer. Great for easy DIY homemade holiday gifts or stocking stuffers!  You’re a few simple ingredients away from amazingly soft and hydrated lips. You’ll use this lip balm all winter, and believe me, your lips will thank you.

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As a beekeeper, I love caring for and growing my beehives. It’s a truly amazing hobby!  And there are so many sweet rewards that come out of it too: healthy raw honey and beeswax that I can transform into amazing all-natural products.  This Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm has gotten RAVE reviews from my family and friends.  Just a few simple ingredients transform into a great DIY gift or rainy day project to make with kids.

This Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm Is:

  • Nourishing
  • All Natural
  • Firm (won’t melt in your pocket!)
  • Moisturizing
  • A fun DIY craft
  • A great homemade gift for family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers

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Last year we had a little “maker” fair at my work, and I sold jars of my honey, my beeswax hand salve, and little tins of this Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm.  All 3 were a huge hit – but I had people from across the company emailing me after and asking if they could buy more lip balm!

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What Ingredients Do I Need For this Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm?

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This recipe also uses a kitchen scale for precise measurements of the beeswax, cocoa butter, and sunflower oil.  I have this Oxo kitchen scale which was well-worth the investment as I use it all the time for making and feed my sourdough starter 🙂

Where Does Beeswax Come From Anyway?

As a beekeeper, we have a lot of wax left over from when we harvest honey from the hives. Bees make the wax to create “cells”, which form that hexagonal honeycomb pattern. The cells can be used to lay eggs, raise brood, and keep honey that the bees store for the winter. The honey is stored in these hexagonal cells, and when the moisture has been cured out from the honey, the bees will cover the cells with a wax seal.  This is called capping. It preserves the honey for the winter, and keeps the moisture from ruining their honey stores.

When we harvest honey, we scrape the honey and wax from the frames.  Once the honey gets filtered into a separate bucket (which we then jar up and use to make amazing honey recipes!) we are left with the wax.  We melt the wax to remove any impurities, and then keep it to make great products like this!

Here is a frame full of honey, perfectly capped in beeswax:

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How Do I Make this DIY Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe?

  1. In a double boiler (fill a medium sauce pan with water, bring to a boil, and place a large glass bowl on top), add the beeswax and cocoa butter.  The steam from the double boiler will melt the wax and cocoa butter. It should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Once melted, add the rest of the ingredients and wisk together until well combined.
  3. Follow the instructions on your lip balm kit (if using) to fill the tubes, or fill tubes or tins with a tincture dropper. Allow the beeswax lip balm to dry completely in the tubes before moving.  Enjoy!

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DIY Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm

Kelly Jensen
My Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm recipe is so easy and makes about 75 tubes of all-natural lip moisturizer. Great for easy DIY homemade holiday gifts or stocking stuffers! 
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Crafts, DIY
Cuisine American
Servings 70 tubes

Ingredients
  

  • 190 grams beeswax
  • 90 grams cocoa butter
  • 175 grams sunflower oil about 1 cup
  • 30 drops vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 40 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drop lanolin

Instructions
 

  • In a double boiler (fill a medium sauce pan with water, bring to a boil, and place a large glass bowl on top), add the beeswax and cocoa butter.  The steam from the double boiler will melt the wax and cocoa butter. It should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Once melted, add the rest of the ingredients and wisk together until well combined.
  • Follow the instructions on your lip balm kit (if using) to fill the tubes, or fill tubes or tins with a tincture dropper. Allow the beeswax lip balm to dry completely in the tubes before moving.  Enjoy!
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