Ever tried making your lip balm at home?
Citrus essential oils are my absolute favorite aromas for the summer time. When I think of summer, I think of bright, fresh and fruity scents! This fruity and cooling lip balm recipe will give you all kinds of summer vibes while keeping your lips hydrated!
Ingredients (makes 3, 5mL tubes):
- 1 tbsp. Beeswax
- ½ tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
- 8 drops Tangerine Essential Oil
- 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Melt together the beeswax, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil until everything is melted completely and combined well.
Once the wax and oil mixture is combined, add the tangerine and peppermint essential oils and stir.
Carefully transfer the liquid lip balm mix to the lip balm tubes. You can pour it into the tubes or use a pipette.
Set the tubes aside (in an upright position) to cool for at least an hour. Once cooled, your lip balm is ready to use!
(Caution: Avoid using this lip balm, or any lip balms with citrus essential oils, when being out in the bright sun or in a tanning bed. Citrus oils are phototoxic and may cause a burning or blistering reaction when used with UV rays.)
All photos from Naturally Ari/Ariana Gremling