Easy Homemade Lip Balm

Last week, someone asked me how I kept my lips so smooth (yes these are the kinds of things gals discuss). My response was, "kissing my husband". But the next day, I realized that Tim's (my husband) homemade beeswax lip balm is really what does the trick. He is always finding ways to cut out chemicals so that's why he decided to make this stuff out of real ingredients and now my lips are always soft and smooth!

So since we love to live our lives with less chemicals here at Simple Native, I thought I'd share Tim's lip balm recipe. He said I could. Because I think that smooth lips are something we take for granted until we don't have them. Putting lipstick or gloss on chapped, flaky lips just doesn't work!

Here's what you'll need:

2 tsp beeswax

3 tsp coconut oil

4 drops rosehip oil

4 drops peppermint oil


Using a double boiler, melt the beeswax. Once melted, add the coconut oil until it is also melted. Then add the essential oils rosehip and peppermint. Pour mixture into containers of your choice while it is in the liquid form. We ordered these lip balm tubes from amazon for really cheap. Let it sit until it hardens.

It is so easy! And you can play around with the oils you add. Just make sure they're good to ingest. We use the rosehip oil because it has amazing benefits for skin, such as anti-aging and the peppermint oil because it smells so good.

This also makes a great DIY Easter basket gift. Tim made a big batch so we've been giving them away and everyone loves them!

Hope you enjoy!