We love to find fun ways to engage with our community. Of course, our lovely customer support team is always there to help if you have any questions or concerns, but with our continuous focus on customer love—not only do they totally take care of any issues that arise, the CS team sends gifts every month to people they loved interacting with—and our dedication to bringing you relevant information about the health industry, we are a lot more than your run-of-the-mill skin care company.
A few weeks ago it dawned on us, we could have so much fun getting to know our customers by using our newsletter list to ask them questions! One of the questions we asked is “what beauty DIY do you want to see on the blog?” and we promised to share the recipe. Well, we got A LOT of responses; everything from deodorant to toothpaste came across our screens and we had a really hard time choosing just one. So we looked at what DIYs we have on our blog already and compared it to our top responses. We noticed that there was one type of oft-requested recipe that's missing from our team recipe book, lip balm!
Now, I don't personally believe in coincidence, but I have a homemade lip balm sitting on my desk from Jasmine's first week at ASC. Seriously, I love it and I use it every. single. day.
So I moseyed my way over to her desk and asked her as sweetly as possible if she would share the recipe with you guys, and of course she said yes. I would be lying if I said I'm not super excited to know her recipe too, this lip balm is unbeatable.
Jasmine's Organic Lip Balm
This recipe makes about 15 lip balm tubes but you can use any kind of small container that works for you. Jasmine has even put it in a Mason jar before and it seems to last forever.
1.5 TBSP beeswax (or 1.5 parts)
2 TBSP organic cold pressed coconut oil (or 2 parts)
2 TBSP organic shea butter (or 2 parts)
10-30 drops essential oils of your choosing (optional)
Melt the first three ingredients in a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a glass jar inside of a saucepan filled halfway with water. Heat it up slowly, stirring occasionally. When everything is melted and transparent, remove from heat.
Add essential oils and pour immediately into whatever containers you're using. It starts to solidify fairly quickly (within 5 minutes), so you don't want to take too much time pouring.
You can let it solidify completely outside, or put it in the refrigerator to speed up the process. Then, enjoy this lip balm as it quenches your lips naturally and effectively!
Notes From Jasmine—How to Make Your Lip Balm Perfect For You
Filling—If you use lip chap tubes, you'll want to get some plastic pipettes to make filling the tubes easier.
Consistency—If you like your lip balm smooth and juicy, you'll want to put less beeswax (as low as 1 part – see recipe). If you like it harder, you'll want to use more beeswax (as much as 2 parts – see recipe). The harder version also lasts longer, because you use less product each time you apply it. I tend to prefer using somewhere between 1.5 to 2 parts beeswax.
Wax—The least processed and most local the better. The easiest and cleanest is beeswax pastilles, which are small pieces that melt evenly and quickly. If you have a block of beeswax, you can use a cheese grater to get it into smaller pieces like the pastilles. I've even grated a beeswax candle before! If you're not into using beeswax, try working with soy or sustainably sourced palm wax instead.
Scent—Some work better than others. An obvious one is peppermint, and most people are used to this scent in lip balms. I've also done rose and liked it but when I tried lavender it felt too aromatic for my liking. It's all about playing around with the scents you love.
Color—If you have some organic powder makeup on hand that you like the color of (I used a powder blush for the color in the photo), mix in 1/8 of a teaspoon after removing from heat, to add a tint to your lip balm.