Sunflower Lip Balm (Using Vegan Sunflower Wax)

Sunflower Wax Lip Balm

A few months ago, I was browsing through a new-to-me online candle & soap supply store (Nature’s Garden) and saw an intriguing thing: Sunflower Wax. Since I adore sunflowers in general, I just had to buy some and see how it worked as a vegan option for lip balms and salves. I placed my order, it arrived in an impressively short time and then… I set it aside and forgot all about it! It wasn’t … Continue reading

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Today, we’re going to turn roses into lip balm! This is another recipe from my newest eBook, Things To Do With Roses. (If you’re interested in seeing other projects from the book, check out: Rose Petal Salve, Rose Petal Remedy, and Rose Petal Vinegar.) To make this, first, we’re going to need some rose petals. You can either go outside and gather these off of the roses growing around your home, or you can order … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm Recipes

plantain lip balm in lip balm slider tins

If you look closely at the homemade lip balm recipes that I’ve shared to date, you’ll note that they have similar ratios of oils, beeswax, etc. Since I often get questions about making substitutions for one ingredient or another, I thought I’d share with you my basic formula that lets me (and now you!) create pretty much any type of lip balm desired. I’m going to give you the formula, then suggestions on which oils, herbs, … Continue reading

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fun lip balm that I originally made up to go with my Halloween costume (I was a honeybee!) The plan was to carry a little basket of them to hand out as “treats” at the Halloween party I was heading to. The reality is that I’m such a scatter-brain that I left them sitting on my kitchen counter! Oops! This cocoa honey lip balm isn’t overtly chocolatey or honey tasting (because heavily … Continue reading

Peppermint Elderberry Lip Balm Recipe

Peppermint Elderberry Lip Balm

I’m not a lipstick-wearing type of lady. I think it tastes weird and I’m really hesitant about putting something with a giant list of unpronounceable chemicals directly on my lips. I do however, absolutely love this lightly tinted peppermint elderberry lip balm I make using all natural and organic ingredients. The rosy color is provided by a combination of dried elderberries and alkanet root powder, infused in olive or sweet almond oil. I keep a … Continue reading