DIY Chai Lip Balm with Essential Oils
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see a lot of photos of chai because I LOVE chai. So when I was thinking about a new flavour for lip balm, I thought – yum – chai! I realized I had all the essential oils I needed so I played around with them a bit to get the right ratio.
Here’s my recipe for DIY chai lip balm with essential oils – enjoy!
4 tbsp beeswax pellets
4 tbsp shea butter
2 tbsp castor oil
2 tbsp jojoba oil
8 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
9 drops cardamom essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
16 drops orange essential oil
8 drops clove essential oil
6 drops black pepper essential oil
- Use a double boiler (I use a glass pyrex measuring cup in a pot of water), to melt down the first 3 ingredients. Keep it on low heat.
- Add the avocado oil at the end once the solid ingredients have become liquid.
- Remove from heat and add the drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix!
- Pour into lip balm tubes quickly!
This is a favourite with some of my “grown-up” friends (as opposed to kids), and has a nice zing to it!
I used paperboard tubes this time, and I made some labels you can use too! Download them here – I used them with 2″ x 4″ shipping labels.
If you want to make your own labels, you can get free downloadable lip balm labels from customlabels.net here!
What’s your favourite DIY lip balm recipe?
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Paperboard tubes!! I like the sound of that! Amazon, I guess?
I haven’t been able to find them on amazon – my only source so far is SKS in the US. Link is in the post!