If you are looking for an easy beauty DIY or handmade gift idea, you must try making all-natural lip balm with essential oils. Try making these with or without essential oils – you can make a non-scented lip balm using the same simple, organic ingredients. Download the free printable lip balm labels below to make a super cute gift!
I’m sharing this recipe because I believe everyone should try using essential oils. I used to be one of those people that thought essential oils were a joke – I thought they were used to make things smell good and that’s about it – I didn’t know they had natural healing powers and benefits or would change the way I use many products going forward.
What changed my perspective about essential oils
My friend and Young Living essential oils rep, Devin, introduced me to essential oils earlier this year. I purchased a started kit, even though I was still a non-believer of the benefits, but I was curious if all the good things everyone says about them was true.
Until one month after investing in a starter kit, my littles got the dreaded 24-hour stomach bug.
My son started vomiting in the middle of the night and I emailed Devin (she is in a different time zone than me so she was still awake, thank goodness). She suggested the oils to diffuse and other oil remedies to try. I used the methods she suggested (and only those methods) and sure enough, my son stopped vomiting 4 hours later. He woke up the next morning energetic, like nothing happened!
But I was still skeptical…I know, I know. I still wondered if it was just a fluke. Then my daughter got sick a week later -while we were on vacation at that- but I was smart enough to bring my oils with me (using this handy little travel bag). I used the same methods I did for my son and sure enough, 4 hours after the vomiting started, she was better.
I. Was. Amazed.
Another way that I found essential oils to have amazing effects was by using an essential oils bug repellent. My daughter is a magnet for mosquitos – she always had this problem since birth – mosqitos just love to bite her so much and she always had a slight reaction to mosquito bites. Her skin would swell up and it would takes days for the swelling to go down.
In the past, we tried many different chemical bug sprays and the only chemical spray that worked was OFF! Deep Woods – which I hated using because it had 25% DEET (can you believe they make a spray with 40% DEET?). I cringed having to spray her with that stuff, loaded with harmful chemicals.
The essential oils bug repellent spray that we used all summer long provided another validation that using essential oils are really beneficial. I used my handmade, all-natural essential oil bug spray on my daughter all summer long and she did not have ONE bug bite. We traveled to lots of places heavy with mosquitos too! It was another amazing AH-HA moment. So this is what all these essential oil users were talking about!
I use essential oils for many preventive measures, including head lice, stress, immunity defense and nausea. I also use it for all of my cleaning products (be sure to check out this Chemical-Free Car Wash Kit!).
Lip balm recipe and instructions
- 1.5 tbs Pure Beeswax Pellets (this large bag will help produce lots of lip balm!)
- 10 Lip Balm Containers
- 2.5 tbs Organic Coconut Oil
- 12 drops (or more for stronger) Essential Oils of your choice
- Free Printable Labels (below)
- Card stock (I used white and craft) or Full-Sheet Labels
- Melt oil and beeswax together in microwave until liquefied.
- Add essential oils to the mix.
- Fill lip balm containers (I used a baby medicine syringe). Tip: try to be fast while filling the containers. You don’t want the mixture to solidify while you are filling the containers 🙂
- Let cool until set.
- Print and cut the lip balm labels (I used white card stock and craft card stock but you can you full sheet white labels for easier application).
- Attach labels to lip balm containers. If using card stock like I did, use double-sided tape or scotch tape to attach the label ends together.
The Free Printable Lip Balm Label PDF includes:
- Grapefruit and Orange Labels (3)
- Peppermint and Lemon Labels (3)
- Lemon and Lavender Labels (3)
- Organic Lip Balm Labels (9) – these are white, you must print on brown craft paper to get the brown labels pictured below
Lemon and Lavender
Grapefruit and Orange
Peppermint and Lemon
You can also make these without essential oils (or use the below printable label for other combinations)
I included “Made with all-natural ingredients” on each label as well.
These all-natural lip balms would make a great gift to anyone. I plan to give these to everyone for the holidays (Friends, family, teachers, neighbors, our USPS delivery guy, etc). I’ll probably come up with another fabulous printable freebie to use as gift with these lip balms so be sure to subscribe to my posts!
Grab the free printable lip balms labels HERE (if you are a current subscriber, please check your last email from me for the access instructions). Get your essential oils from my distributor Devin HERE and check out her blog HERE (she has tons of info about essential oils on her blog and you can connect with her there as well).
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