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Lip Balm Recipe (Burts Bees Copycat) Chapstick tubes lined up.
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Burt's Bees Lip Balm Recipe Clone

Make your own Burt's Bees style lip balm!
Prep Time5 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: homemade diy
Keyword: diy burt's bees chapstick, homemade chapstick, lip balm recipe
Servings: 20 tubes
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 20 grams Beeswax (about 3 tbsp)
  • 20 grams Cocoa Butter (about 2 tbsp)
  • 45 grams Sunflower Oil (about 1/4 cup)
  • 8 drops Vitaman E oil (about 4 tablets)
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 12 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 1 drop Lanolin pea sized

Instructions

  • Measure out all your ingredients except essential oils into a heat friendly cup or pan. You can use a glass dish in the microwave also. I cut open the little Vitamin E tablets and squeezed the good stuff into the cup.
  • Next, melt all the ingredients, and stir. The beeswax seemed to take the longest to melt, but it was all melted within a couple of minutes.
  • Once it's all melted add your essential oils and mix it up.
  • Then test it out, to make sure it has the flavor you want by letting a tiny bit cool on your finger. Rub it on your lips and check if its just right. If you feel it needs more mint or other flavorings, add more!
  • Then use a dropper to add the melted goodness into chapstick tubes. (If it cools too quickly before you’re done filling your tubes, just pop it in the microwave till it melts again.)
  • Then voila! You are done. Just let them all cool.

Notes

When experimenting with the flavor of the lip balm, add in your essential oils and then test it out to make sure it has the flavor you want by letting a tiny bit cool on your finger.  You could also add a few drops on a piece of parchment paper and let harden in the fridge. Rub it on your lips and check if the flavor is right. If you feel it needs more mint or other flavorings, add more at this point.
If you prefer a thicker lip balm add an extra teaspoon of the beeswax.
If it cools too quickly before you’re done filling your tubes, just pop it in the microwave until it melts again.
It’s easier to use beeswax pellets vs a block of beeswax. It is very hard to break up the block into small chunks to melt.
Some choose to leave out the lanolin to make it vegan and they have had good results. I like the extra softness that the lanolin adds so I keep it in the recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal | Fat: 7g