Making homemade lip balm has been on my list of things to make and I’m happy to say I can finally check it off my to-do list. This Christmas Spirit Lip Balm was surprisingly simple to make. I had been putting it off since I don’t have a good record when it comes to making projects with wax. Now that I’ve survived this project unscathed, I’m putting my fears to rest and can’t wait to try out new recipes using beeswax and essential oil!
The recipe for this Christmas Spirit Lip Balm only requires 4 ingredients and doesn’t require a lot of effort. Can you believe I’d never used a double boiler before making this lip balm? In fact, I don’t even own one! That’s OK, because I created my own with stuff I already had in my kitchen. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make my own with a pot and mason jar, and I can’t wait to tell you about it.
Christmas Spirit Lip Balm Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax Pastilles
- 1 tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Shea Butter
- 7 drops Young Living Christmas Spirit Essential Oil
- Lip Balm containers
If you don’t have the Christmas Spirit Essential Oil, you can make a similar blend using 3 drops of Cinnamon Bark, 3 drops of Orange, and 1 drop of Idaho Blue Spruce essential oils. I only used 7 drops of oil in this recipe because I didn’t want the scent to be overpowering, but feel free to add more if desired.
Also, you are going to need a large pot and mason jar to create a double boiler. Of course, if you already own a double boiler, feel free to use it instead.
How to make the Christmas Spirit lip balm:
Create a double boiler system by first adding 2 inches of water to a pot and placing in on the stove burner over medium heat. Combine the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter in a Mason jar and sit it inside the pot (see picture below). Slowly bring the water to boil and let it continue to boil until the beeswax, oil and butter in the Mason jar are completely melted.
Using a pot holder, carefully remove the Mason jar from heat and add the Christmas Spirit Essential Oil to the liquid. Be careful because the liquid will be really hot! Stir well.
Spoon liquid into lip balm containers and let them cool. I purchased mine at Target, but you can also find them at Hobby Lobby and others places.
The Christmas Spirit Lip Balm will be ready for immediate use after it hardens. You can place the containers in the freezer to speed up the process if desired.
These would make perfect stocking stuffers or small gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season. It doesn’t require a lot of time, effort and money to make them, but the thought behind a homemade gift goes a long way.
Can I say I just love the smell of this Christmas Spirit Lip Balm? It really does remind me of Christmas! I also love that the recipe uses all natural ingredients, so I know what I’m putting on my lips. It’s super moisturizing and keeps lips from getting chapped during the colder months ahead, too. I hope you enjoy the simple recipe as much as I have already. Let’s just say I’m not lacking any Christmas Spirit this year. If I do, I’ll just make more of these! 🙂