There is something really cool about making your own products. Actually, I find it empowering. I am not bound to consumerism. I am not bound to do what is recommended. I am in charge of what I put in my products and put onto my body… And making homemade lip balm, was probably the most fun and easiest thing I’ve made. It is simple!
Why make homemade?
One of my most popular pins on Pinterest (you can see it here), is an image listing all of the major chemicals that are found in the products we use every day. It is not only shocking, but scary! Most of these ingredients are illegal world-wide, but not, here in the US. Why? I have my theories, but ultimately, I’ve realized that we need to be our own health advocate. We are sadly unable to trust that the products we use are safe for our families. Many of these ingredients are known carcinogens.
Homemade Saves Money
Yes, you can find organic and all natural products! They are becoming more and more available, which is so awesome! We have more options and we have a choice, with a little effort and a little searching and researching. However, they are more costly. Organic and natural products contain higher quality ingredients, so for some of us, they break the bank!
I buy in bulk, my coconut oil, Raw Shea Butter, Bees Wax, and a few other ingredients. I’m able to make homemade deodorant, shaving cream for my husband and myself, diaper cream (although we are done with diapers now! Yay!), body butter, and lip balm! It is liberating!
Homemade is Peace of Mind
You do not need to worry if you will have an allergic reaction or are putting something toxic on your baby or yourself. Natural products are safe. You know what is going into them. You can also use essential oils to help heal any area of concern. For example Lavender is a skin soother and is great for diaper cream.
Homemade Lip Balm
I just Love this recipe and I have been giving it away as little gifts to my friends. So far, only rave reviews!
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- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1.5 Tbsp Beeswax Pellets
- 2 Tbsp Raw Shea Butter
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil (opt)
- 20 drops rosemary essential oil (opt)
- Melt first three ingredients into the double boiler.
- Remove from heat and stir in essential oils.
- Use a dropper to add to the tubes. I used a baby medicine dropper and then return to the hot water to clean.
- Let cool a few hours.
Christmas is just around the corner! My Homemade Lip Balm will make the perfect stocking stuffer! And if you really want to go all out, try some of these AMAZING Homemade body products too…
Keep it Clean, Keep it Natural! From My Natural Health Blog to you!