Disclaimer: I received some of the items in this post at a reduced price or for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Making homemade lip balm has been on my bucket list for years. I use a lot of lip balm and prefer a mint flavor – but instead of jumping right in with both feet and giving it a try like I do with most things, I put it on the back burner. Until today. I received an offer from PCBeauty to try their lip balm tubes. I am so glad I accepted!
I almost didn’t as I was not feeling well that day, had an appointment at the Cancer Center and thought I had missed out. Luckily I didn’t and I was able to order the lip balm tubes later that day.
When they arrived I was pretty excited. I wanted to get started but still was not feeling up to it and wanted to film a video to show you all how easy it is to make your own lip balm. The lip balm tubes are great by the way – easy to fill, easy to use. They don’t leak and are a perfect size. I loved the easy lip balm recipe I received as a gift with the lip balm tubes too. I changed the essential oil from marshmallow to peppermint but otherwise followed it exactly as it was written. The lip balm came out smooth, glides right on and very fragrant. Two drops of essential oil was all I needed – and I like my scent strong enough to smell but not so overpowering it puts people off.
Here is how I made my homemade peppermint lip balm.
- coconut oil
- essential oil of choice
- vitamin E oil
- Lip balm tubes
- small glass dish
- tiny funnel
- small stainless steel pan
- measuring spoons
- First I gathered my ingredients and tools - a pan with water, a small glass dish to melt the oils in, measuring spoons, a tiny funnel, beeswax, coconut oil, essential oil of choice, some vitamin E oil and the lip balm tubes from PCBeauty.
- If you have never worked with beeswax before, let me warn you my block of beeswax was hard to cut up. I used a large, sharp knife and my culinary torch. I heated the knife blade up until it sliced through the beeswax but I did have to do that several times. Luckily I only needed one teaspoon. Grating it makes it much easier to measure.
- I then put the beeswax, coconut oil and vitamin E oil in a small glass dish that I set inside a pan of water. Then I turned the burner on my stove to medium high so the water would boil and melt the oils and beeswax together. Make sure the water level is low enough that the water does not boil over into your container.
- The next step is to remove the melted oils from the heat source and add in the essential oil. I added in two drops and in my opinion that is plenty.
- Stir it together than place the small funnel on top of the lip balm tubes. My funnel fit perfectly and the center of it fit into the center of the lip balm tubes.
- Slowly and carefully spoon or pour the liquid lip balm into the tubes.
- Fill the lip balm tubes to the top. As the lip balm cools, the center will tunnel (like candles) and you will need to add more hot lip balm to fill that up.
This recipe filled four lip balm tubes. That will last me several months.
Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of the lip balm tubes. I am thinking as I run out of lip balm in each tube, I will try to clean and sterilize the tubes so I can re-use them. I do not suggest doing this if you are going to sell your product but right now I am making this product for just myself. The 50 tubes I received will last a long time. The quality of the tubes and the lip balm is every bit as good as anything you will buy.
Best of all, I used organic ingredients. Enter now to win a set for yourself!