The easiest lip balm ever. Great for chapped lips and even as a hand salve! I’ve been using it as a lip balm all day, and on my hands at night.
And because it’s made with coconut oil and beeswax, it tastes like honey and fresh coconut – you don’t need any other flavorings!

Step 1: What you’ll need

  • containers for lip balm – you can use tubes or pots, or even reused tins, like Altoid’s Minis
  • glass measuring cup
  • small grater
  • yellow beeswax
  • coconut oil (I really recommend Dr. Bronner’s – it smells the best!)
  • vitamin E oil
  • measuring spoons
  • chopstick or something similar for stirring
  • microwave

Keep in mind that the grater you use on the beeswax is going to get pretty messed up. You can get rid of most of the beeswax by pouring boiling water over the grater, but it’s good to have a little one just for beeswax.

Also make sure that your hands and tools are clean before starting – you don’t want to get any nasties in the balm.

Step 2: The basic formula

Picture of The basic formula
You can do any measurement you like, but I chose a teaspoon because it makes just enough for a tube of balm or a small pot.Basic ratio:

  • 2 parts coconut oil
  • 1 part beeswax
  • a few drops of vitamin E

 Step 3: The vitamin E oil

Picture of The vitamin E oil.
Add a few drops of oil to the bottom of the measuring cup. Not only is it good for your skin, it will also help prolong the shelf life of the balm!

Step 4: The coconut oil

Picture of The coconut oil.
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Measure out two teaspoons or coconut oil, pressing it into and leveling the spoon. Scrape it all into the measuring cup.
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