Keep your lips silky, smooth, and nourished with this easy citrus lip balm recipe! This DIY lip balm recipe requires only three main ingredients and can even be made without essential oils. Learning how to make lip balm helps (like my favorite chocolate lip balm) you save money and keep your lips chemical-free.
It's no secret I'm a fan of lip chap (this tinted lip balm is a new favorite). I actually keep about four lip chaps on the go at all times in different areas of the house! With spring coming though, I was in the mood for something lighter, uplifting, and refreshing.
With that in mind, that's why I whipped up this citrus lip balm recipe! It's a bit softer than my go-to homemade lip balm which means it almost melts onto your lips immediately. Likewise, it's full of hydrating ingredients and I find the scent extremely uplifting.
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Benefits Of The Citrus Lip Balm Recipe
Shea butter has been known for its healing properties as well as it's hydrating ones. Indeed, it's a great ingredient as the base of a lip chap. It's one of my all-time favorite butters to use as it works beautifully in any homemade body butter with beeswax recipe.
Coconut oil is antibacterial and known for its moisture. Not to mention, beeswax helps keep them together while giving a faint honey scent and providing some health benefits of its own.
Thus, this citrus lip balm recipe:
- is nourishing
- can help heal cracked lip
- is mood-boosting thanks to the citrus scent
- contains only natural ingredients
- doesn't actually require essential oils!
Storing the Lip Balm
When it comes to homemade lip balm, you can either make it and pour it into chapstick tubes or use tin and put it onto your lips with your finger.
Personally, I always use tubes as getting oil on my fingers drives me nuts.
Nevertheless, as long as you don’t get water into the mixture (either from it boiling and splashing in when melting or in the tubes themselves), the homemade lip chaps will last a couple of months. In fact, I’ve actually hap lip chaps for over a year.
It’s water that causes mold which obviously causes them to go bad so that’s what you need to be cautious of.
Once the citrus lip balm recipe is made, store it anywhere you normally would have lip chap on hand! Keeping in mind that with coconut oil as a base, it will become softer in warmer areas and harder in extreme cold.
Adding Essential Oils
While I am definitely pro-essential oils, I always find that natural is best. Considering this, essential oils are concentrated versions of something and so I like to opt for the natural version when I can.
While you can make this homemade lip balm recipe with essential oils, you can also make them by infusing the rind of the fruit into the oil! One of the reasons I like this option better is that citrus oils are extremely sensitive to the sun. In fact, they can actually cause burns to your skin if used too heavily in the sun.
Given that I'm not going to pay attention if I have lip chap on before I head outside, I sometimes believe that using the zest of the fruit for scent is a safer option.
DIY Not Your Thing?
I totally understand that not everyone is into the DIY thing. It may seem super complicated or you're just busy af (hello... mom life!).
If that's the case, grab the creamsicle lip balm from Primally Pure. For one thing, it smells SO GOOD and Primally Pure uses only natural, chemical free ingredients that I can legit pronounce. And fun fact: use code mamabear10 to save 10% on your ENTIRE first order. Savings for the win!
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Citrus Bliss Diy Lip Balm
- Double boiler or mason jar
- Lip Chap Tubes
- Mini Funnel
- Mini Whisk
- Combine all ingredients except essential oils into a double boiler and heat until everything is liquid and mixed. This takes roughly six minutes but I leave mine going for ten to better infuse the rinds.
- While this is boiling, set up your lip chap tubes and funnel. Have everything ready because you don't have a lot of time to pour before the mixture starts to harden.
- Remove from the double boiler. With a small knife or fork remove the rinds and whisk in essential oil.
- Moving quickly, pour the mixture into each individual tube slowly making sure to stop about a drop from the top.
- Let the tubes cool on the counter for one hour, place the tops on them and let them sit for twenty-four hours.
If you're looking to boost your mood, hydrate your lips and jump into spring this homemade lip balm is perfect for you! In particular, it's quick to whip up, full of simple ingredients, and smells delicious!
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If you’re looking for natural, simple, effective DIY skincare recipe check out DIY Skin Care For Busy Moms where I've created 21 indulgent but super easy DIY skincare recipes that are perfect for everyday moms. From homemade body butters to DIY face masks and energizing shower melts. Likewise, these DIY skincare recipes share a few things in common:
- They're simple to make (most are melt + pour + let sit!)
- They contain minimal ingredients
- Many ingredients are repeated throughout the book to make them cost-effective
- All-natural beauty products that are effective
Keep your skincare routine SIMPLE with these DIY recipes. I've also included video demonstrations for each section of the book as well as a download PDF of the ingredients you'll find and of course my best tips.