My two main obsessions are essentials oils (always and forever!) and Maskcara makeup. So any chance to combine my obsessions is a good day in my book. And this diy lemon lip balm using empty Maskcara makeup tins is going to blow your mind! It’s such a great way to reuse those makeup tins once all the makeup is gone and this lip balm recipe is so super easy, only takes 5 minutes of your time, and smells amazing. Best part? This recipe will be enough for a year’s supply of lip balm! Yes, this recipe really is da’ balm! 😉
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own lemon lip balm:
1 tablespoon beeswax (found here)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (found here)
1 tablespoon shea butter (found here)
1 tablespoon cocoa butter (found here)
15 drops of lemon essential oil (found here)
lip balm containers or reuse Maskcara tins (found here)
Start by cleaning the metal tins with soapy water and towel dry.
Heat around 3″ of water in a pot. Combine beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter in a glass jar.
Once water is boiling, turn off heat and sit glass jar down into the water. Stir continuously while oils melt.
Once oils have all melted into liquid form, remove from water and grab your lemon essential oil.
Add 15 drops of your essential oil into the oil mixture and stir.
Quickly pour into your tins/lip balm containers. This will go back to solid form within minutes so this needs to be done quickly.
Allow lip balms to harden into solid form which will only take a few minutes. Then it’s ready to enjoy!
These Maskcara tins are the perfect size to my purse and in my nightstand. It’s lemony fresh and made from natural ingredients that you can feel good about. It only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish and should be enough lip balm to last a good while.