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Just FYI <3
There are lots of recipes for lip balm on here. Let me help you master your technique <3

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  • Step 1

    A common ingredient for DIY lip balm is petroleum jelly (or Vaseline). Although this is good for temporary pain relief from lip infections, I do not recommend it for prolonged use, nor for casual use.
    Petroleum jelly is pretty much jellied oil. Too much use of oil on the skin can actually have an adverse effect and start drying the skin out.

  • Step 2

    Especially if you decide to use petroleum jelly!

    From personal experience, a microwave is a dangerous method for lip balm, particularly with vaseline.
    When I first started making some, I would put the jelly in a microwave safe bowl and pop it in for 1 minute.
    Even in such a short time, the bowl would get incredibly hot, while the jelly would not even be warm all the way through.
    The bowl would begin to burn and the jelly would make loud crackling and popping sounds.

    This is dangerous and I do not advise it!

  • Step 3


    Should you choose to use beeswax, Vaseline, or anything else, this is the safest method I know of. It heats the product throughly without damaging your dishes, and is a lot safer to handle.

    If you DO NOT have a double boiler, I will show you how to improvise one!

  • Step 4

    The Makeshift Double Boiler:

    This is a very simple thing to do.
    Find a small saucepan and a ceramic coffee mug that is slightly taller then the pan.

    Fill the small saucepan about halfway with water. Set on stove and turn to "HIGH."

  • How to make a lip balm. Lip Balm Making Tips - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the coffee mug in the water while it is warming up.
    Scoop your beeswax, petroleum jelly, etc. into the mug.

    The heat from the hot water will start to melt whatever is in the mug as the water gets hotter!

  • How to make a lip balm. Lip Balm Making Tips - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add in various oils, scents and flavors while your jelly/wax is warm.

    Almond oil
    Vitamin E oil
    Olive oil

    are all good choices for lips and skin!
    Do some research and find what you like!

  • Step 7

    Cocoa butter
    Shea butter

    are good choices for a smoother consistency in your end product.

  • How to make a lip balm. Lip Balm Making Tips - Step 8
    Step 8

    To add flavor to your lip balm, you can use essential oils, or, what I like, is flavoring oils.

    Flavor oils don't always blend well into the waxes and such, but it does make a great smell!!!

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Lil Gaga
Lil Gaga · 27 projects
Aww thank you m'dear!
Beeswax can typically be found at craft stores, near the candle section ^^
JJ S. · Arizona Village, Arizona, US · 5 projects
where do you get beezwax?
i ♥ this!!!
it has soooo many recipes!!
Lil Gaga
Lil Gaga · 27 projects
Thank you so much!

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This is fabulous!

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