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Lip balm recipe with beeswax

We’re delighted that beeswax-based products like beeswax lip balm have been removed. Contrary to popular lip balms, containing chemicals and engineered waxes such as paraffin, beeswax lip balm nourishes, secure your lips, and hydrates them just as Mother Nature intended. What’s not to like?

If you’re thinking of making a batch, we have a beeswax lip balm recipe to share with you! The full recipe is below, but here’s a quick look.

What is its comparison with Burt’s Bees Lip Balm?

In the beginning, when The Beeswax Co. first was founded, our only product was candles. Burt’s Bees was on the cutting edge of transforming the game about the consumers actively searching for and using beeswax for cosmetics and other beauty products. We have a Wholesale bulk beeswax business that has grown in popularity due to the trend.

Burt’s Bees produces some fantastic products, and we should be grateful to them for bringing the benefits of beeswax to the public’s attention. But when the brand’s popularity grew, so did the ingredients list. Clorox purchased the business at the end of 2007. In the years leading up to and after the purchase in 2007, the “buzz” in the beeswax world was that to be distributed on a massive scale, the ingredients had to be manufactured at a lower cost and more stable on the shelf. The well-known Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with the slightest hint of peppermint oil has now been added to components for filler like soybean oil, canola oil, and Lanolin.

Suppose you’ve been longing in the past for the classic Burt’s Bees Lip Balm for a long time! We believe our honey-based lip balm makes an excellent substitute. Additionally, it’s a perfect DIY Christmas gift for loved ones.

To accomplish this, we revisited the recipe for beeswax lip balm we presented to Austin Woman Magazine and added the information and suggestions we’ve received the most inquiries about. The recipe below takes only an hour to prepare and produces around XX standard-sized lip balm tubes made from beeswax.

Beeswax Co. Pure Beeswax Lip Balm

Containers for lip balm: We love these tubes from Amazon (you’ll require the amount).

Labels to personalize and decorate your tubes.


Mix the beeswax, coconut, and almond oil, and simmer in a double boiler at the lowest temperature until it is liquified. Constantly stirring. Make use of a candy thermometer to be sure that the temperature does not exceed 180 degrees.

Remove the pan from the heat, allow the mixture to cool, and then add vitamin E oil to the mix (if in capsule form, make a puncture in each capsule and squeeze out its contents).

Mix the ingredients for 5 minutes and include the oil essential to it.

Mix again, and then pour the mixture into individual containers.

Allow the lip balm to be set overnight before applying labels/using it.

A piece of cake. Almost. As with every DIY project, it could require some trial and trial. Here are a few additional suggestions to help you make your beeswax lip balm an enduring present

Purchase your beeswax at a wholesale price. It’s the most economical way to purchase it. It only takes about an ounce or two to make a batch of beeswax lip balm. But here’s a tip for you to buy one pound of beeswax that is pure melt it (slowly in the double boiler) and then divide it into smaller pieces by pouring the just-cooled melting beeswax into an ice-cube tray (you can take the trays off after they have completely cooled and hardened). Using beeswax to make numerous batches of balms for your lips or using the extra cubes for other projects like the ones below is possible. From moisturizing soaps and crayons to wood finishes, the possibilities are limitless.

Be sure to source your beeswax with care. To complete a small project like this, it’s tempting to purchase bags of pastilles made from beeswax (small pellets). Be cautious. The tiny pellets are typically the worst culprits concerning beeswax contaminated with impurities. It’s crucial to ensure it’s as clean as it can be. If it isn’t, your lip balms won’t be able to spread or feel good. They may also contain a high amount of chemicals and pesticides.

Make sure you look for ingredients marked as “food grade.” You’ll be applying the product to your lips after all! We’ve heard that our customers use bulk beeswax for various purposes, including lipstick balms, lotions, and cosmetics, so our beeswax has been approved as food-grade quality already. It is also essential to search for food-grade oils for other ingredients. Some carrier oils, like coconut or essential oils, such as peppermint, are suitable for eating.

The order is crucial. It’s critical to first heat and mix the carrier oils and beeswax (in the recipe, they are the almond and coconut oil). Ensure you allow your mixture to cool before adding the preferred essential oils since essential oils can be highly volatile. When you include them while cooking, the oil will heat to the point of vaporization and disappear.

Get yourself a quality thermometer. Making beeswax lip balm using your stovetop is similar to making candy from the past. It is essential to find the right temperature. It must be sufficiently hot for the ingredient to be melted but not hot enough that it causes the product to burn. Make sure you have a candy thermometer and a double boiler to ensure your temperature increases slowly and without burning the ingredients.

Avoid using the microwave or cover. A few popular recipes using beeswax for lip balm suggest heating ingredients in a microwave. Please don’t do it. Be sure to trust us. It’s messy and, at worst, risky. There’s also the need to cover the container when heating your ingredients, but not to do it either. Condensation can develop on the lid, drip into the mix, and dilute it.

Try different things, but don’t be discouraged. You can utilize various carrier oils or essential oils that are not peppermint. This is typically okay to do. However, these tests may not be as successful as you thought. However, the good news is that products made from beeswax like this one have a variety of applications. If your substitutions have resulted in a softer development, for example, using it for lotion or hand soap could be possible.