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
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon mango butter
- 1 tablespoon calendula-infused olive oil (you can buy this or make your own; see notes below)
- 1/2 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 1/2 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
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.
- 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.