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Guest Post…How To Make Bees Wax Lip Balm by Erin of Imagination Kids Toys

08.23.2010
Today we feature a post on the ways of making Bees Wax Lip Balm brought to us by Erin of Imagination Kids Toys
Erin is:
I’m Erin, mama to two little kids. I’m a woman of many hats- mother, teacher, toy maker, author, gardener, & crafter, among many other things. Our family lives in Indiana, where we try to make the most of life, which means things can be a bit chaotic at times. Our days are filled with homeschooling, weeding, naps in the striped hammock, and pie baking, of course!
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Beeswax Lipbalm

I’m always amazed at all the different uses for beeswax- crayons, wood polish, modeling wax and the list could go on and on.  I noticed that beeswax is an ingredient in many of the commercially available lip balms on the market.

So I decided to give making beeswax lip balm a try.  The ingredients I used are common, chances are you probably have all or a majority of them in your home already.  If you don’t have beeswax on hand try your local farmers market- I bet they have a great local beekeeper like ours!

What you will need:

1.5 t of beeswax

3 t of coconut oil

4-5 Vitamin E oil pills

a few drops of essential oil (optional)

container to put your lip balm in

Melt the beeswax. You can either do this with a double boiler method or in the microwave.  I suggest using a container you don’t mind throwing out or only using for these type of applications.  Beeswax can be difficult to remove completely.

Once the beeswax is melted add the coconut oil and vitamin E oil.  I just pierced the vitamin E pills and squeezed out the oil. Then add a few drops of essential oil.  Please note that once you add essential oils do not reheat the balm in the microwave.

One you have added all the ingredients while the balm is still in a liquid state gently pour the balm into your containers.  You might want to put a towel under the containers to protect your table or counter tops.

Allow the balm to cool and then place the caps on your all natural lip balm! These lip balms would make great spa party favors or a perfect addition to a handmade bath and body gift!

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Thanks to Erin for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us!

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. 08.23.2010 6:35 am

    Cool! thanks Erin 🙂 I can’t wait to give this a try!

  2. 08.23.2010 10:32 am

    Thanks for this great tutorial – I can’t wait to try this! 🙂

  3. 08.24.2010 12:41 pm

    I have lots of beeswax lying around so I should try this!

  4. 08.27.2010 11:43 am

    I’ve been wanting to try this since I picked up EcoBeauty a couple months ago. Do you have a favorite source for the containers? I’ve been looking locally and haven’t yet found anything.

  5. 09.1.2010 6:01 pm

    What a wonderful posting. I’ll definitely try some this coming winter. Info on containers would be very helpful.
    Thanks,
    Cornelia

  6. 09.3.2010 3:26 pm

    Super cool! Thank you for sharing! This would be an awesome Christmas gift! I like the fact that it utilizes something other than nut oils in our nut allergy household.

  7. 09.30.2010 1:46 pm

    this is great!! thanks so much.

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