three honeycomb pieces on a simple white plate

How to make your own Lip Balm, Lotion and Perfume

Honey Comb

We are selling beeswax blocks and medallions like crazy! It seems more and more people are opting to make their own lip balms, lotions, soaps and more at home. A good reason to create your own personal care products is to make sure the ingredients are free from the dangerous chemicals so prevalent in mainstream beauty products. Below are some of the best recipes we’ve come across. If you don’t have time to create your own products we recommend Rocky Mountain Soap, All Things Jill and Mountain Sky Soaps. They are great companies who make sure each ingredient is clean, pure and natural.

Note: We cannot guarantee these recipes will turn out perfectly. It takes lots of testing to find the right recipe and mixture that works for you. Make sure you sterilize all your equipment and containers and lids before you begin. Store your products in glass containers, not plastic. When using essential oils, use top-quality oils and organic when possible. Check out Saje for wonderful essential oils and useful information on each oil.

Lip Balm

1 tablespoon beeswax (shredded with a cheese grater or cut into smaller pieces.)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 large vitamin E capsule
1-2 teaspoon of honey 4 drops essential oil (your choice – peppermint, orange etc.)

Heat beeswax and coconut oil to 160F. Add the vitamin E and stir until ingredients are melted and well mixed. Remove from heat. Add honey slowly and stir until the mixture starts to cool and thicken, at around 140F. Once thickened add the essential oils and continue stirring. Pour into jars and let cool.

Moisturizing Day Cream

4 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. beeswax
2 oz. water (sterilized or rose water)
10 drops vitamin E oil 10 drops essential oil (your choice - lavender, ylang ylang etc.)

When using water make sure the water is sterilized first (bring to a boil and cool). You can also use rose water, purchased from a health food store. Melt the beeswax and add almond oil. Remove from heat, add water and stir. Add vitamin E and essential oils and stir continuously until cool.

Easy Natural Perfume

This recipe makes a large 9 oz. batch - a perfect size for gift making! If you are making the perfume for yourself use a smaller amount as the olive oil will go rancid over a longer period of time.

2 oz. beeswax
3 oz. Shea Butter
4 oz. olive oil
.5 to 1 oz essential oil of choice (lavender, vanilla, patchouli, neroli, etc.,)

Melt beeswax and shea oils, add olive oil together and stir. Add essential oils when the mixture has cooled slightly. Pour mixture jars.

Recommended Links:

Essential Oils: Saje
Containers: Specialty Bottle

Beeswax has many other uses:

  • To line baking pans to prevent certain pastries from sticking and to create a crispy crust
  • To create textile designs in the art of Batiking
  • As an ingredient for making natural tree grafting wax
  • To rub on garden tools to prevent rusting
  • To wax thread for sewing, beading and leatherwork
  • As an important component in the beautiful Ukrainian art of decorating eggs
  • To coat nails and screws to prevent the wood from splitting
  • As a lubricant on drawers, hinges and oven racks
  • To make children’s toys and crayons
  • As part of a blend with other oils for furniture polish
  • As weather and water proofing on hats, jackets and boots
  • To polish shoes
  • As an ingredient in moustache and dreadlock wax. 
Published By Pat Cattermole

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