Making Your Own Healing Lip Balm
I love making my own products. It’s so rewarding to know you can take just a few good ingredients and voila! (vwäˈlä) you have a product for yourself and to share with others.
This lip balm is easy to make, great if you’re just starting to make your own products. I will warn you though, you get hooked. I have a large shelf dedicated to herbs, essential oils, bottles, molds and other doodads and things dedicated to making my own products. I Love it!
Note: In my garden, I grow many of the plants I use to infuse oils with so prior to making my lip balm, I infused arnica and white sage in oil (the long method, both in separate jars) so I could use them in my recipe.
You can do this yourself or purchase the Arnica Oil from someplace like Mountain Rose Herbs. I’m not sure you can purchase white sage oil that isn’t an essential oil but maybe you could grow your own?
Healing Lip Balm Recipe
- 2 Tablespoons Arnica infused oil or Hemp Seed Oil
- 2 Tablespoons White Sage infused oil
- 1 Tablespoon Mango Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Avocado Butter
- 1 1/ 2 teaspoons Tamanu Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pastilles
- 10 – 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Directions for Making a Healing Lip Balm
If you’ve read any of our other articles on making your own products, then you know I like using a double boiler method while making my salves, balms and soaps for melting and combining ingredients.
If you haven’t read our other articles; I use a large pot filled about half way with water, put that on a medium high burner, then I use a smaller bowl that easily fits within the large bowl, that’s also safe to sit in hot water, and add my ingredients in the small bowl to slowly melt and combine all ingredients together.
- Add all ingredients but the tamanu oil and peppermint essential oil to the smaller bowl. This will slowly combine together while sitting in the double boiler. Stir occasionally.
- When these ingredients have all combined add the tamanu oil and the peppermint essential oil and stir until completely mixed.
- Remove small bowl from heat (bowl will be hot so use pot holders)
- Use a plastic pipette to fill the containers.
- Let sit at room temperature for several hours until hardened.
While in the Step 1 stage you can ready your lip balm containers.
I use a plastic test tube rack for holding my lip balm containers, it makes it so much easier to fill the tubes with hardly any mess at all. I set the test tube rack on an old rag on a flat surface then add the containers.
Enjoy using and sharing your own homemade lip balm!
Below is a little about the ingredients used:
Arnica oil is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and has many other healing properties.
White sage is antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and has other healing properties.
Mango butter is moisturizing, soothing, has essential fatty acids, and is a mild lubricant.
Avocado butter is moisturizing, soothing and great for dry, peeling, cracked skin.
Tamanu oil soothes and softens skin, it's renewing, anti-inflammatory, it's great for healing dry and damaged skin, and it's anti-bacterial.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil adds minty freshness and gives a slight tingling sensation.
Olive oil has a light olive scent, it's soothing, penetrating, anti-inflammatory, and slightly oily until absorbed.