DIY Soy Lip Balm

Soy Lip Balm - Bitz & Giggles

With the nicer weather just around the corner, who doesn’t want to have their sun-kissed lips shine? Today I’m sharing a quick and easy recipe for making your own lip balm. A lot of the recipes out there use beeswax, but this one uses soy. Years ago I used to make a lot of soy candles. Then, I had children and the candle-making stopped, however, I had a huge bag of soy pastilles left to use! This soy lip balm is wonderful for gift giving and great for those bits of favorite lipstick you may have left over in the tube!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp Shea butter
  • 1 Tbsp Soy wax pastilles
  • 1/2 Tsp Vitamin E oil (I got mine from Walmart in the vitamin section)
  • Chunk of your favorite lipstick
  • 8 drops of your favorite essential oil (I used peppermint)
  • Medicine dropper
  • Containers to put the lip balm in – Mine were 5 gram containers and I filled close to 20 with the recipe

Put your wax, shea butter, and coconut oil into a microwaveable safe bowl (I used something disposable) and heat for 1 minute or until the soy wax is almost completely melted. Pull the container out of the microwave,  add your vitamin E oil and lipstick and heat for another 20-30 seconds or until the lipstick chunk is melted.

Why use Vitamin E? Supposedly it helps the lip balm last longer.

Lip Balm Collage - Bitz & Giggles

Just so you get an idea of what I call a “chunk” of lipstick I’ve included the photo below. This Mary Kay lipstick was always a favorite. Lately, I wear more lip gloss and balm than lipstick, so it just made sense to turn my favorite lipstick into lip balm.

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Kool-Aid tinted lip balm you see all over Pinterest really works, the jury is still out. I’ve tried it and it’s always turned out gritty even after I stirred and stirred. Think you can get around it by using the liquid concentrate Kool-Aid? NOPE. The Kool-Aid never completely dissolves either and floats to the top of the lip balm.

Lipstick - Bitz & Giggles

When everything is dissolved, mix in  your essential oil, get out your medicine dropper and start filling the containers.

Filling containers - Bitz & Giggles

Let the lip balm cool and harden. Now remember, because you’re using coconut oil and soy this lip balm is subjective to melting if conditions get too warm. I wouldn’t suggest putting this lip balm in your purse on a trip to Disney World in the middle of July. Just keep that in mind.

Soy Lip Balm Taste Test - Bitz & Giggles

When the lip balm has cooled for about an hour, dig right in and try it out. I did. I couldn’t wait. You can even see my fingerprints in the balm in the picture! Enjoy and share the love! How much fun would it be to give these cute little containers to your besties? They’ll love you for it!

Comments

  1. I absolutely love this idea as I just have to have my lip balm! Thanks so much for sharing…Pinning!

  2. I love that you used a bit of lipstick for the tint. I had heard that Koolaid doesn’t work well. It looks so professional! I’d buy some in a shop! Thanks for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party. Hope to see you back next Wednesday!

    • Aww. . .thanks, Michelle! Nope, sorry to say the Kool-Aid did not work when I tried it. The lipstick was much easier!

  3. Wow, what a great gift idea. Thanks for the excellent tutorial. We don’t have Kool-Aid here in Australia so I’m glad to read it’s not needed!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share this great post at my weekly Say G’day Saturday link up. It has just started and this would be a fantastic addition!

    Best wishes and happy Mother’s day!
    Natasha in Oz

  4. Such a great idea! These would make great gifts for my lipgloss loving friends. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  5. What a great idea! Now I want to go make lip balms… (like I need another project, ha!)

  6. I love this! It’s perfect for all year round and I love the color. Thanks for the tip about kool-aid! Thank you for sharing it with us. Pinned to the party board! :)

  7. I love this! I’d love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party! http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com

  8. love it! Thanks for linking up to The Feature Friday Linky Party!

  9. Would this work as a stick or just as a tin/jar?

    • Hi Lacie,

      I think soy may be a bit too soft for a stick. I think your best bet would be using a tin or a jar. Good luck!

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