I’m a lip balm addict. There I said it. But not because I want my lips looking great; it’s because my lips are ALWAYS chapped!
Maybe it’s because I don’t drink enough water. (Coffee has water in it, right??? And I mean, wine DOES come from grapes.)
Since I’m not giving up my two favorite beverages anytime soon and I can never seem to drink enough water, I always keep a super moisturizing lip balm on me. I love the idea of pairing this with a super easy DIY that will also save me money in the long run. By using the ingredients below, the results are higher quality than a lot of store bought lip balms. You can easily make this in bulk to stock up for the winter or as neat gifts for friends!
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- Old lipstick
- 1 Vitamin E liquid capsule
- 1 drop of your favorite essential oil for scent (I LOVE this lavender flavor)
- 2 teaspoons grated Beeswax
- Your used EOS containers or other lip gloss container
I bought the beeswax and essential oil on Amazon, as these aren’t the easiest items to find at the store. Since the beeswax came in a block, I use a cheese grater to measure out 2 teaspoons. When possible I try to select the items on Amazon that are eligible for ‘Amazon Prime’ which means the item has two day shipping for FREE (the Amazon Prime items tend to be cheaper as well). If you’re not an Amazon member and want to try out prime, you can try out a 30 day trial here.
If you’re using a used EOS lip balm, screw off the top and pop out the middle with a knife. Wash out all three pieces. If you’re struggling to remove the remaining lip balm, pour a little bowling water over it. (I strongly recommend doing this step FIRST before you start melting the ingredients in the instructions below. Coconut oil & beeswax re-harden rather quickly, so you’ll want your lip gloss container ready.)
Combine the beeswax and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute or until melted, but not boiling.
Then add a small slice of your lipstick to add a pop of color and your favorite essential oil. Break open a vitamin E capsule and add in the liquid contents.
Put back in the microwave for 15-30 more seconds until everything is melted and stir.
Screw the top (round) and middle piece of your EOS together and pour the mixture in. Fill it all the way to the top of the container. It’s OK if it flows over a bit!
Pop the base back in, keeping it upside down. Then place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. An easy way to keep it from tipping over in your fridge is to place it in an egg carton.
This recipe is for one EOS refill, but you can easily increase it. Just make sure to use equal amounts of coconut oil & beeswax. The rest of the ingredients can be measured out to your preference!
After trying this the first time, I’ve been hooked! Goodbye chapped, dry lips. Hello moisture. And this DIY lip balm refill was easier than you’d think!
(Now I just need to start drinking more water 🙂 )
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