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Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm feels so good on your lips! Toss out unhealthy commercial lip Balms and make your own. This recipe is easy to make, cost-effective, and It makes great gifts!

My friend Bonnie, invited me down to her lovely home recently. We had a cozy mom chat about a certain wedding in our future. Then we got down to work. Bonnie made a marathon THREE recipes all in one afternoon while I documented the process! I had such a good time with her! Watch Bonnie make this incredibly easy recipe in her own kitchen.

The How to Video you see above is my very first attempt to “live video”. I promise to keep improving my video skills in the future. The video teaches the process. It’s so easy to make these lip balms!

You only see Bonnie actually adding in cocoa powder for color in the video. That is because your newbie videographer is guilty of having a really great time with Bonnie. Consequently, pieces of the raw (rather shaky)video had to be scrapped.

Bonnie does begin with the Mica for the shimmering effect and the lightest rose tone. She added the cocoa powder to create all the increasingly darker color variations you see below. Bonnie even did a few clear lip balms to show you no color is needed at all (unless you want the shimmer).

This is my third, and sadly, last recipe of the DIY skin care recipes from my friend, and soon to be fellow Parent in Law, Bonnie. If you missed our back story and Bonnie’s Healing Hand Scrub and Homemade Healing Ointment recipes , click the links to find those posts.  All three of these skin care recipes are in my bathroom.

I keep this Homemade Natural Shimmering lip balm in my pocket and use it daily. I have given some to my mom and my daughters. We all adore this lip balm!

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

Excellent skin care recipes like these, made from organic ingredients, easily, right in the kitchen! Doesn’t get much better than that!

Bonnie Making Healing Hand ScrubHomemade Natural Shimmering lip Balm feels so good on the lips!

Of all the recipes Bonnie made, this one is my favorite. I love lip gloss! When I first met Bonnie she opened her purse, pulled out Natural Shimmering Lip Balm and gifted me with a tube. I was immediately entranced!

Until I met Bonnie I had never known anyone who actually made their own lip balm. I am ordering the ingredients soon so I can make my own. I want to stock up and make my own personal gifts!

Nowadays I’m using lip balm instead of lipstick, like I used to. When my oldest granddaughter was born I babysat her. She was so precious I just kissed her all the time 🙂 And left huge red marks all over her beautiful face! 🙁 Horrified; I tried to wipe it off. By day’s end suspicious Red smudges, that I could NOT remove, marred her perfect baby face.

Her parents gave me ‘The Look!’…OFTEN!… I finally took the hint. Goodbye lip color, Hello clear chap stick. I could never give up baby kisses.

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

 

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A shimmery, natural lip balm that is made with essential oils and tinted with all natural ingredients. This recipe is easy to follow and yields a quality balm that will protect and hydrate your lips. #diy #lipbalm #essentialoils #withoutbeeswax #easy #tinted #natural

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm is colored with Mica, which is non greasy and easy to remove. That’s nice for me. Now I can have lip color and kiss my grandkids without making them look like child abuse victims! 🙂

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm Recipe:

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm is Long lasting, soothing to the lips and feels really good. It’s very pretty with a bit of shimmer from the mica powder. This lip balm offers Wind protection and moisturizing properties.  It feels great on the lips and it’s made from All healthy natural ingredients. This is a FANTASTIC gift idea!

To begin: Here is what you will need!

I am including the Amazon Affiliate Links to the products Bonnie used for your convenience. She ordered everything she needed from Amazon.

  1. pipette
    Slice of the moon Colored Cosmetic Mica (Bonnie used the Rose Red Metallic powder. Choose any color you prefer).
  2. Shea Butter
  3. Beeswax
  4. Lip balm tubes
  5. Peppermint essential oil
  6. Vitamin E Oil
  7. The organic coconut oil and cocoa powder should be available nowadays in your local grocery store or, of course, you can order them easily from Amazon as well.


Pipettes

Bonnie used these pipettes to insert her lip balm into the lip balm tubes

 

Rose Mica For Coloring The Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

Rose Mica for coloring the natural shimmering lip balm. The Mica is what gives the balm it’s shimmer!

 

 

 

Here is the Rose colored Mica Bonnie used to color her lip Balm.

 

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These ingredients are necessary to make a lovely batch of naturally healthy lip balm.

Lip Balm Tubes Come In Either Clear Or White Caps. These Work Really Well.

Lip Balm Tubes come in either clear or white caps. These tubes work really well. I am impressed how well they hold up with constant use. Several of these tubes of lip balm survived hard use at my hands.

 

Mixing The Mica And Cocoa Powder Into The Lip Balm Base For Natural Shimmering Lip Balm Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Bonnie is Mixing the Mica and Cocoa powder into her Lip balm base to deepen the Rose Mica color. She made several shades of lip balm.

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Melt the beeswax and Shea Butter together on low heat. Do not burn!
  2. Notice Bonnie uses a pan on the stove and inserts her 2 cup glass measure right into the pan of hot water. Then she stirs until it melts and removes from heat. (a double boiler might work as well) Reheat as often as necessary until all the lip balm tubes are filled.
  3. Once the lip balm base is melted, Remove from heat.
  4. Add vitamin E oil and peppermint drops.
  5. Adjust the color this way. Start with the clear lip balm, if you wish to make some clear.
  6. Use the pipette to insert the clear liquid balm into your lip balm tubes. Make sure you completely fill the tubes with no air bubbles.
  7. When you have all the clear lip balm tubes filled set them aside to cool and harden.
  8. Now add your preferred color shade of Mica to the warm liquid clear base about 1 tsp at a time until you like the shade.(rewarm the base if necessary to keep the recipe pourable.).
  9. Many shades of lip balm can be attained by making the different shades in batches. Intensify the colors of each batch by adding 1 tsp. cocoa powder, or more, as you prefer.
Lip Balm Tubes Loaded With Natural Shimmering Lip Balm. When Set Place The Caps On And Store For Future Use!

Lip balm Tubes Loaded with natural shimmering lip balm. When set place the caps on and store for future use!

NOTE: You will go through a lot of pipettes. The lip balm cools and hardens quickly in the tubes. So you may need several pipettes to complete a whole batch of fourteen differently colored lip balm tubes. 

Use the pipettes to load the tubes with the colored, or clear, lip balm when the lip balm is still liquid and pourable.

  • Rewarm the lip balm base as necessary to keep it easy to work with.
  • Set your lip balm tubes on a paper towel to cool and set. About 30 minutes.
  • Cap the tubes and store at room temperature.

I found these lip balms wonderfully durable. I kept mine in my pants pockets and they remained stable at body temperature. No icky melty consistency or messy color smudging either!

Natural Shimmering Lip Gloss

Natural Shimmering Lip Gloss

Natural Shimmering Lip Balm is beautiful, easy to make and makes lovely gifts. The more tubes of lip balm you make the cheaper this recipe gets per tube!

LABEL THEM. Customlables.net offer this free printable Page of labels for you. They include lip balm labels that will work great on these tubes. (Just make sure your lip balm tubes are cooled and cleaned before applying the label.)

Your Printable How To Card:

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Gloss Completely Natural Homemade Lip Gloss Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com
Yield: 14 lip balms

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy

Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm feels so good on your lips! Toss out unhealthy commercial lip Balms and make your own. This recipe is easy to make, cost-effective, and It makes great gifts!

Materials

  • 3 Tablespoons of beeswax.
  • 2 Tablespoons Shea butter or cocoa butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. 30,ooo units per bottle- Vitamin E oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of rose mica.
  • cocoa powder for color- adjust to your preferred shade
  • 20 drops of peppermint oil

Tools

  • Lip balm tubes
  • pipettes
  • 2 cup glass measure
  • paper towels
  • 1 quart sauce pan or double boiler

Instructions

  1. Melt the beeswax and Shea Butter together on low heat. (do not burn! keep heat low and stir often or use a double boiler technique))
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Add vitamin E oil and peppermint drops.
  4. Adjust the color this way. Start with the clear lip balm, if you wish to make some.
  5. Use the pipette to insert the liquid balm into your lip balm tubes. Make sure you completely fill the tubes with no air bubbles.
  6. When you have all the clear lip balm tubes filled set them aside to cool and harden.
  7. Now add your preferred color of Mica to the warm liquid clear base(rewarm the base if necessary to keep the recipe pourable.). Many shades can be attained by making the different shades in batches. Intensify the colors of each batch by adding cocoa powder as you prefer.
  8. When the entire batch is made let it set until hard, about 30 minutes. Cap the tubes and store at room temperature.
  9. This recipe makes about 14 tubes of lip gloss.

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Homemade Natural Shimmering Lip Balm feels so good on your lips! Toss out unhealthy commercial lip Balms and make your own. This recipe is easy to make, cost-effective, and It makes great gifts!

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Asma Sadiq

Friday 24th of July 2020

After reading ingredients i thought it would be impossible for me to make a lip balm. Me and my sister didnt loose hope and tried to make it, and finally the results came out to be perfect. I want to thank you :)

Diane

Friday 24th of July 2020

I'm glad it worked well for you.

Dolores Acosra

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Hi just want to ask what is the role of cocoa powder when making tinted lip balm... is it to have the visibility of the color ( mica powder?) Thank you and I appreciate your response

Diane

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019

Hi Dolores, Thanks for the question. Yes, The cocoa powder is only necessary to deepen the mica rose color. It's completely optional and for appearance only. You adjust the amount of cocoa powder as you wish for color intensity. I hope this helps. Have a great day!

Shira

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Hi! I came across your blog because I am trying to make a lip gloss for my ten year old! I am running into an issue of the colored part/powder gathering at the bottom of the tube, so the color is not disbursed throughout the entire lip gloss tube. Am wondering if you know if any solution? It seems that even in the pot, the powder and other ingredients are not mixing as one, so that becomes an issue when I try filling the tubes-uneven coloring. Thank you! Shira

Diane

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

Hi Shira, Are you using the exact ingredients you see in the post (Even the brand and unsweetened cocoa powder matter here)? Bonnie used the ingredients she did because they mix really well together.

Also I hope I was clear in the instructions. The cocoa and mica are mixed into the pan that is heated. Once it it thoroughly mixed with the other lip balm ingredients you then pipe it into the lip balm tubes.

I have seen lip gloss from several batches and they come out fine. But she was very clear the ingredients do matter to the successful completion of this lip balm. I hope this helps. If you continue to have trouble after making sure you have all the correct ingredients please let me know. I'll give Bonnie a call and we'll trouble-shoot together for you. Best of luck and please let us know how it goes. This is a perfect balm for your daughter.

Staci Griffus

Thursday 28th of February 2019

Hi, I’m confused about the cocoa powder. What kind are you using? I used only the mica powder and the color is great in the tube but when I put it on it is almost clear. Is that because I didn’t mix it enough or because I didn’t use the cocoa powder? Any suggestions would be helpful.

Diane

Thursday 28th of February 2019

Hi Staci, I took a picture of the ingredients for you. It's on the post. The cocoa powder Bonnie uses is Trader Joe's unsweetened cocoa powder. If you don't use any cocoa powder the color will be more transparent. The cocoa powder adds depth and opaqueness to the color so it's more visible. Lip gloss is not like lipstick. The color is more of a sheen than a full cover.You might try a deeper color of the mica powder too. Bonnie choose a nice mid range rose color. But if you prefer choose a browner mica or a deeper red. I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Carmen Breedlove

Monday 20th of November 2017

Hi i made this and it’s aweome! I was wondering how long it lasts and do i need to keep in fridge? I don’t want it to mold. Thank you! Carmen

Diane

Monday 20th of November 2017

Hi Carmen, Aren't these fantastic?? No need to keep them chilled. They are stable for MONTHS and maybe longer at room temperature. Of course, they may melt over 80 degrees. I have given these to my daughters and Bonnie has given these as gifts for years. They just need a place in your cupboard where they won't get lost. Enjoy!

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