DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.

DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.

Today I thought I'd show you how to make one of my most favourite things in the world... yep, that's right, lip balm! Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm a bit of a lip balm addict. I always have one to hand either in my bag or stuffed in my pocket. You can never have too many, am I right?

I've been thinking about making my own for a while now but have been busy putting it off. Having never made anything like this before I was convinced it must be harder than it looks. After doing a little research it turns out it couldn't be easier. All you need are a few natural ingredients (no nasty chemicals here) and you'll have a stack of homemade lip balms in no time. To make it even easier I've made a free 'pucker up' printable for you to download so you can decorate your tins with a cute little label and gift them to family and friends.

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM

SUPPLIES:

Beeswax Pellets

Cocoa Butter

Shea Butter

Sweet Almond Oil

Lip Balm Tins

Free Downloadable Printable Labels

Saucepan

Heat Resistant Bowl

Tablespoon (for measuring ingredients)

Spoon (for mixing)

Double-sided tape or glue (for sticking labels)

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIP BALM

WILL MAKE ENOUGH TO FILL 4 10ml LIP BALM TINS.

1. Fill a saucepan with water and place over a medium heat. One boiling reduce the heat and allow to simmer.

2. Put 2 tbsp of sweet almond oil and 1 tbsp of beeswax in the heat resistant bowl. Add 1 tbsp of shea butter or 1 tbsp of cocoa butter to the bowl (I like to add a mix of both so I added 1/2 tbsp of shea butter and 1/2 tbsp of cocoa butter).

3. Place the bowl on top of the saucepan and stir gently until all the ingredients are completely melted. Wearing an oven glove carefully remove from the heat.

4. Pull out your spoon and leave a little mixture on it to harden. Test with your finger. If you'd like it to be a little softer add more almond oil or more beeswax if you'd like it to be firmer.

5. Carefully spoon the mixture into the tins and allow to harden and cool.

6. Print out your labels onto thin card or paper and stick to the lid of each tin.

The almond oil, shea butter and cocoa butter have lovely sweet natural scent but if you'd like something a bit more fragrant you could try experimenting with different essential oils. Lemon for a fresh, fruity scent or lavender for a more relaxing finish.

DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.
DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.
DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.
DIY 'PUCKER UP' LIP BALM WITH PRINTABLE LABEL.

Emma

Hi, I'm Emma. I'm a crafter, blogger and paper enthusiast living in the North West of England.

Gathering Beauty is the place where I share craft tutorials and diy inspiration. I started this blog back in 2013 as a way of sharing all the things I love and make. I share paper crafts, clay crafts, origami, printables and desktop wallpapers as well as the odd crochet and weaving project.