A Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

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Andrea Butje
A Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm Recipe

Learning a great lip balm recipe can be a real "game changer if you love lip balms."

For some people, learning their own lip balm recipe means they're no longer buying lip balm from stores. For others, it just means they have a lot of new ways to expand their collection!

The basic formula for making fantastic lip balm is to use:

  • 1 part beeswax

  • 3 parts carrier oils and butters

So that's a 1:3 ratio.

If you know that basic "formula" for a lip balm recipe, there's no end to how creative you can be!

It allows you to customize your blends—you can make recipes with shea butter, calendula oil, or raspberry seed oil. You can use essential oils commonly found in lip balms, like peppermint, sweet orange, and distilled lime, or you can branch out and make a unique blend with a touch of myrrh and a hint of rose.

As for essential oils, I like to use about 5 drops of essential oil per lip balm tube.

I want to share a recipe for Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm recipe to get you started making your own!

You'll need 24 lip balm tubes for this blend. (This lip balm tube holds about 5 ml. If you'd rather use lip balm tins, you can use four 1 oz (30 ml) tins.)

I find it helpful to have a lip balm tube tray to hold up the lip balm tubes. I also like to use plastic pipettes to transfer the melted balm into the lip balm tubes. These tools help prevent spills.

Vanilla Orange Lavender Lip Balm

This recipe can be a real "game changer if you love lip balms."

  • 1 oz (28 g) Beeswax (Cera flava)

  • 1.5 fl oz (45 ml) Vanilla-infused Jojoba Wax (Simmondsia chinensis)

  • 1.5 oz (42 g) Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii)

  • 50 drops Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
    (That's about 2 ml if you use a graduated cylinder to measure.)

  • 50 drops Sweet Orange Oil (Citrus sinensis)
    (That's about 2 ml if you use a graduated cylinder to measure.)

  • Twenty-four lip balm tubes or four 1 oz (30 ml) tins

  • One lip balm tube tray (optional)

  • Several small bowls (to measure your ingredients)

  • Kitchen scale

  • Graduated Cylinder (optional)

  • Glass stirring rod (or a stainless steel spoon)

  • Plastic pipette

  • Pyrex measuring cup

  • The cooking pot that can hold the Pyrex

  • First, set up the Stovetop Melting Method.
    Place a Pyrex measuring cup that holds at least 4 oz (120 ml) in a soup pot that's about ¼ full of simmering water.

  • Put the beeswax in the Pyrex and melt.

  • Add the vanilla-infused jojoba and melt, stirring gently.

  • Add the shea butter and melt, stirring gently. When the shea butter is nearly melted, remove the blend from the heat.

  • Continue stirring until the shea is fully melted.

  • Add the essential oils, stirring gently.

  • Use plastic pipettes to transfer the hot liquid into the lip balm tubes.

  • The lip balms will take just a few minutes to solidify, and then they'll be ready to use!

I love this lip balm recipe because it makes plenty of lip balm tubes.

I can keep a few lip balms all around the house, so one will always be at hand—such as in my bag, in a kitchen drawer, and next to my bed.

There are enough left over to give to friends, too . . . and seeing how much friends enjoy what you made can be one of the most fun parts!

If you love making your products and want to learn more, registering for the Aromatherapy For Natural Living Course is the perfect fit! Also, you can find another one of my favorite lip balm recipes here (it contains vanilla, coconut, cocoa, and lime!).

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