Homemade Tinted Lip Balm Recipe- Easy DIY

By Melissa Norris | How to articles

Apr 19

Homemade lip balm is easy to make at home, and DIY tinted lip balm makes it even more fun. Not only is it easy, but it’s much more frugal and allows you to control the ingredients.

Seriously, have you ever looked at the ingredients in colored cosmetics? There’s some icky stuff floating around in there and then we put it on our lips. How often do you lick your lips? You just shuddered with me, right?

While one doesn’t necessarily need color in their lip balm, this homesteader certainly wants it. Because spending time out doors, chasing chickens, working in the garden, enjoying the blossoms just opening up on the fruit trees, and hunting up wild edibles can leave a girl’s lips in serious need of moisture and some TLC.

Plus, I just plain like to have a little bit of color in my life and on my lips, and that’s reason enough, am I right?

 

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Resources for Homemade Lip Balm

Anyone else love easy DIY? Good, me, too. If you already have these items on hand, awesome sauce, if not, you can get this handy dandy kit.

DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kit -Choose the cocoa butter option, who doesn’t want their lips to smell like cocoa… maybe have some real chocolate nearby, while you could eat this lip balm (because hello, it’s all natural) it doesn’t taste nearly as good as it smells. Plus, it comes with some fun extra goodies. Check out the very next line!

Free tinted lip balm on any order using code “melissalive” (cannot be used on any other order) good through Mother’s Day May 14, 2017. Retail value: $6.25

Just want to try a natural homemade tinted lip balm first? Gotcha covered.

You can grab a homemade tinted lip balm for FREE (just cover the shipping costs) valued at $6.25 and pick your color. My favorite is the French Plum, which is the darkest of the three. Copper glow is a warmer color with a bit of brown undertones and the Crimson Rose is more of a pink, but the most subtle of the three. Pop in the coupon code “melissalive” at checkout.

Supply list for Homemade Lip Balm

  1. Beeswax
  2. Coconut Oil
  3. Cocoa Butter
  4. Iron oxide (natural colorant) Make sure you always choose a lip safe colorant for the skin, my friend Renee trusts this company and picked some out for you!
  5. Small sauce pan
  6. Pyrex measuring bowl
  7. Stir stick
  8. Medicine Dropper
  9. Lip balm containers or lip balm tubes for tinted lip balm I like the tubes, that way you don’t get your fingers all colored too.
  10. Food scale– I’ve had this one for over 2 years and use it all the time for making homemade soap, lotions, salves, and lip balm

How to Make Lip Balm

  1. Combine 2 ounces each of cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler. I use a Pryex measuring cup over a small sauce pan.
  2. Melt over medium heat, stirring well until all 3 ingredients are combined.
  3. Stir in 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of iron oxide and stir well, you want it to be thoroughly mixed together. Use a throwaway stick or I keep a few dedicated spoons for lotion and balm making.
  4. Keep a small plate in the freezer and drop a few drops of the lip balm on the plate to cool quickly. Once cooled, test the tinted lip balm on your lips to see if you want to add more colorant until it’s the perfect shade.
  5. Use a medicine dropper (comes in the DIY kit), fill your lip balm tube halfway to three quarters full. Wait until the balm just begins to set or change color, then fill to the very top.
  6. Allow to cool and use your homemade tinted lip balm to feel fabulous. And give as gifts, so your friends and loved ones only have the natural goodness too!
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Homemade Tinted Lip Balm Recipe- Easy DIY
 
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Serves: 35
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces beeswax
  • 2 ounces cocoa butter
  • 2 ounces coconut oil
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons iron oxide
Instructions
  1. Combine 2 ounces each of cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax in a double boiler. I use a Pryex measuring cup over a small sauce pan.
  2. Melt over medium heat, stirring well until all 3 ingredients are combined.
  3. Stir in 1 and ½ teaspoons of iron oxide and stir well, you want it to be thoroughly mixed together. Use a throwaway stick or I keep a few dedicated spoons for lotion and balm making.
  4. Keep a small plate in the freezer and drop a few drops of the lip balm on the plate to cool quickly. Once cooled, test the tinted lip balm on your lips to see if you want to add more colorant if it's the perfect shade.
  5. Use a medicine dropper (comes in the DIY kit), fill your lip balm tube halfway to three quarters full. Wait until the balm just begins to set or change color, then fill to the very top.
  6. Allow to cool and use your homemade tinted lip balm to feel fabulous. And give as gifts, so your friends and loved ones only have the natural goodness too!

Don’t forget your Free tinted lip balm on any order using code “melissalive” (cannot be used on any other order) good through Mother’s Day May 14, 2017. Retail value: $6.25 –> Grab the free lip balm here and the DIY Lip Balm Kit here

P.S. to make regular lip balm, just follow the above lip balm recipe and omit the colorant. I want to know, which homemade lip balm shade are you going to make first!

 

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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