The only thing I love more than having tons of lip balm in every single one of my bags is having HOMEMADE lip balm in every single one of my bags. Other than the relief of knowing exactly what ingredients were used to make it, making your own lip balm is awesome because you can control exactly how much flavoring you want in it. Don’t like overly strong fragrances? No problem, just decrease the amount of essential oil you add to this recipe. One thing is for sure, if you love the scent of citrus, this sweet orange lip balm is going to be a new favorite!
You only need a few supplies to make your own sweet orange lip balm. You’re going to need pure shea butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax pallets, and sweet orange essential oil. I poured my mine in these great little slider tins I found on Amazon but any small container would do. If you plan on using the same tins I did, using 1 tbsp of the butter, oil, and pallets will give you enough lip balm to fill two of the slider tins. I added 10 drops of the Sweet Orange essential oil but you can adjust according to taste.
The other great thing about using a slider tin is that OnlineLabels.com has labels that will fit perfectly on top. I’ve designed coordinating “Orange You Glad” labels that you can use just in case you’re planning on making one as a gift. You’ve got to love a good pun!
Once you’ve poured the liquid lip balm into the tin and have allowed it to harden completely, you can now add the labels to the top of the tin. Love the finished look this gives the sweet orange lip balm!
Whether you’re giving this as a gift or planning on keeping for yourself, this lip balm recipe is sure to be loved. The balm hydrates perfectly while the subtle scent gives you a nice energetic boost. Perfect for those long afternoons in the office!
Hope you enjoy making this sweet orange lip balm either for yourself or for a friend!