DIY Vanilla Chai Lip Balm
If you are like me, you love to make your own all-natural beauty products. I am going to show you how to make this DIY Vanilla Chai Lip Balm.
It has a great base of beeswax, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. Plus essential oils of ginger & cinnamon, with some vanilla extract. (You can also use vanilla essential oil instead if you have some.) You will find that it is very easy to make your own lip balm and likely will never buy it anywhere again. Using this base, you can change out the flavors by changing the oils.
Vanilla Chai Lip Balm Supplies Needed:
- Double boiler
- 6 to 8 lip balm containers, depending on the size you choose
- 1.5 oz. beeswax pastilles
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tsp. sweet almond oil
- .5 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 drops ginger essential oil
- 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
- Labels (optional)
Begin the process by filling the bottom part of the double boiler to about ½ full of water and place on medium to high heat. Then, measure out the beeswax and add to the top half, placing over the bottom on the heat.
The best way to heat the wax is slower rather than too quickly. If it overheats and burns, you can lose its valuable properties and it can affect the flavor as well. Bring it to a boil slowly and stir the wax occasionally to break up any clumps as it melts. Once the boiling starts, turn the heat down to a very low simmer.
While that is melting, go ahead and measure out the coconut oil and have it ready, and also set out the containers, removing the lids so they are also ready to go.
If your coconut oil has solidified in storage, remove the lid and pop it in the microwave for about 15- 20 seconds to loosen it up. Mine almost always need it.
When your beeswax is melted and clear, with no lumps in it, add the coconut oil and stir. As it starts to melt, measure the sweet almond oil out and add it to the mixture as well. Give it a stir and in a few minutes, they should all be melted well.
Adding Oils & Vanilla:
Once they are, you can add the oils in. The ginger oil is a thick one and it will take a second to get going, but the cinnamon is very thin in consistency, so be very careful when pouring the drops. The last thing you want is way too much of it, as it is very hot.
Stir in the essential oils and lastly, add in the vanilla extract. This likes to float to the top of the mixture, so this is why I had you set the containers out ahead of time.
Once the vanilla is well blended, go ahead and pour the balm into your containers. Fill close to the top, leaving just a small space there.
If it starts to separate or solidify as you’re pouring, set it back over the heat to loosen it back up again. Once they are all poured, turn off the heat.
Now all you need to do is to let the balms cool at room temperature, away from any sunlight. They will take about an hour to completely cool. Feel the center of the containers to test and see if it feels as cool. Once cooled, place on the lids and make any labels you’d like, and you are all done!
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