Making lip balm is almost too easy! I made 48 strawberry lip balms from 8 ounces of pre-made lip balm base. The ingredients list is wonderfully natural and soothing: coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and beeswax. I left mine uncolored, though you can use a lip safe mica or oxide for a pretty tint.
What you need:
Microwave safe Pyrex measuring cup
Lip balm base
Lip balm pouring tray
Lip balm tubes
Knife or spatula
Step 1. Start out by weighing 8 ounces of base in your Pyrex dish and microwave for 1 minute increments until melted.
Step 2: Add flavor oil at 12ml per pound (16 oz) base. I used 6ml of flavoring for 8 ounces of base. Mix well.
Step 3. Pour into lip balm tubes that have been pushed into the pouring tray from underneath. Scrape up extra base that poured over and re-melt to fill more containers.
Step 4: Let sit and harden for about 30 minutes and then trim the tops with a knife or spatula. Cap, label and enjoy! Check out this great lip stick tutorial post for Mother's Day.