Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm

This lip balm is ideal for active people who spend a lot of time outdoors.

Mango butter offers a small amount of protection from UV radiation while the jojoba and coconut oils moisturize dry, chapped lips.

Calendula is famous for its skin-soothing properties and castor oil tops everything off, lending a soft glossy shine and sealing in all of the healing goodness.

 

Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm

You can purchase the ingredients needed to make this lip balm from my affiliate partner, Mountain Rose Herbs, or you may be able to source locally.

Combine all of the ingredients in a heat proof glass measuring cup. Set the cup into a pan containing a few inches of water. Gently heat the water; you don’t want any steam or boiling going on, you want a gradual warming.

Continue heating until the mango butter and beeswax pastilles have melted. Stir gently and remove from heat.

If desired, you can add 5 to 10 drops of an essential oil such as peppermint at this stage. Pour into lip balm tubes or slider tins or small 1/2 ounce tins. This recipe makes enough to fill about 9 lip balm tubes.

 

 

Notes:

  • The most economical place that I’ve found to buy lip balm tubes from is Rustic Escentuals. They also offer shrink bands and waterproof labels along with a Word template file so you can create your own custom designs, perfect for gift-giving or selling. Specialty Bottle has some great little tin options that are reasonably priced.
  • To make Calendula Infused Oil, simply fill a jar about 1/3 full of dried calendula petals & cover with olive (or sweet almond) oil. Cap and let sit for around six weeks, shaking occasionally. After this time, strain out the flowers and rebottle your calendula infused oil. This will keep at least a year and is wonderful to use in all sorts of skin care products. I make up a large amount at a time!
  • For easy cleanup, wipe the oils out of your glass measuring cup as soon as it’s cool enough to handle. I rarely buy paper towels, but if I have any on hand, I use those or a scrap of old t-shirt.
  • Trying to fill tiny lip balm tubes without a lip balm filling tray can be quite frustrating. I invested in one several years ago and it was well worth the money. You can buy one from Rustic Escentuals.

Lip balms are fun and easy to create and make well-received gifts. This is a great activity to do with your kids – I know my nieces want to make lip balm almost every time they come to visit!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! For other make-your-own-beauty-products ideas, check out my DIY Herbals & Vinegars Page, which is where I’m gradually indexing all of my favorite recipes.

 

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31 Responses to Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

  1. Tammy says:

    Very neat! Coconut mango sounds like it would make a great combination. This sounds like a fun cool weather project :)

  2. Hi Jan, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Clever Chicks Blog Hop.

    This looks fantastic! What a wonderful gift idea! Pinning….

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  4. Rebecca says:

    I just found your website a couple of weeks ago and I just have to say how fun and useful your projects seem! I’m pretty excited about the lip balm. I’m gonna have to make some! Do you know about how long it stays good?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Rebecca, I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog! :) The lip balm stays fresh for at least six months, but probably longer. I’ve actually stashed some in a purse and found it over a year later and it was still good. The only thing that I’ve noted is that any essential oils added for scent, will eventually fade out. You can also add a tiny bit of Rosemary Extract (a natural preservative you can get at http://www.MountainRoseHerbs.com) to help extend the shelf life.

      I hope you enjoy your lip balm! I’ll be posting another favorite one soon, hopefully this week! :)

  5. Marie says:

    Perfect Christmas presents for the girls of to check out your links Thanks

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  7. What wonderful gifts these would make! Thanks for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week! Hope to see you on the next hop!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

  8. Great way to make lip balm! I’ve been wondering where I could buy lables for my lip balms. I’m going to remember to pin the page! Thanks for sharing with Natural Living Monday! I hope you join us again this week!

  9. Mmmm this sounds wonderful too! Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  10. Kelly says:

    To make the peppermint lip balm, what do you leave out to make it colorless.

    • Jan says:

      Hi Kelly! To make it untinted you leave out the alkanet infused olive oil. Just use plain olive oil in its place (or sweet almond oil or avocado oil, or any other light type of oil that you like.) It will have a plain, light creamy color that varies depending on what type of beeswax and oils you use. You can also make the coconut mango butter lip balm recipe and add peppermint oil.

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  12. Tina says:

    I tried out this lip balm. It was not perfect, but I loved it, anyway!
    Can you teach me how to make this lip balm in a vegan way?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Tina! To make it vegan, you would just use half as much candelilla wax instead of beeswax. So if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon beeswax, use 1/2 tablespoon candelilla. If it turns out too soft – you can remelt it and add more wax OR if it turns out to hard, you can remelt it and add more oil. I get mine from Bramble Berry (they spell it differently than normal, but it’s the same thing.) :)
      http://www.brambleberry.com/Candellila-Wax-P4207.aspx

  13. Liz says:

    What size containers do you use?

    • Jan says:

      That’s in the post:
      “Pour into lip balm tubes or slider tins or small 1/2 ounce tins. This recipe makes enough to fill about 9 lip balm tubes.” There’s a link or two there as well.

  14. Kariston says:

    I was thinking about making a lip balm with just coconut oil, shea and mango butter. Is this possible or does it absolutely need beeswax?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Kariston, The beeswax gives the lip balm firmness and that familiar consistency. You could mix coconut oil, shea & mango butter together to perhaps make a lip cream of sorts, but you might want to keep it in a tin since I think it might be too soft for a tube. (But, since I haven’t tried it – I might be wrong!) :) If you’re trying to avoid beeswax in order to have a vegan product, you could also use candelilla wax (Brambleberry.com has some – use half as much as beeswax called for) or sunflower wax (naturesgardencandles.com carries that – use about 1/4 as much as beeswax in a recipe.)

  15. Tramecia says:

    Just made this using half of all ingredients and I came out with 7 full lip balm tubes (and one partially full)! Can’t wait to use them…

  16. Tracy says:

    Can I use sweet almond oil instead of jojoba?

  17. Tracy says:

    Thank you for the quick response and help!

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