I used to be intimidated by lip balm. Well, not lip balm itself, but making the stuff. It seemed … complicated.
Even after creating my own herbal remedies for a few years, I was still a bit afraid of lip balm (and soap – but I got over that, too) until I found a simple recipe that I knew I could handle.
Now, I make lip balm pretty frequently. I often give it as a gift and offer it in my Etsy shop. After my first attempt at lip balm, I realized that I could infuse the coconut oil with herbs to make it even better for my lips.
This lavender mint lip balm keeps your lips silky smooth with its healing and moisturizing properties. It can be made as is or you can omit the herbs for an even simpler lip balm. Either way, I think you’ll love it.
- 2 T Calendula petals (I use loose, dry herbs)
- 2 T Marshmallow root
- 3 T beeswax
- 1⁄2 c coconut oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Heat your oven to 200 degrees and turn it off. Melt the coconut oil on low heat then add herbs. Let them sit for five minutes on the low heat for five minutes then transfer them to your oven.
Let the herbs steep there for four hours or longer. Strain the herbs from the oil (if the mixture solidifies in the oven, just warm it on the stove until it melts again, then strain) and put the strained oil back in a pan on the stove top on low heat.
Have you made your own lip balm?