Ever since I made my first lip butter recipe, I couldn’t wait to make another one. Making homemade beauty products at home is just so fun, and I love the fact that they’re so quick and easy to make. So far, I’ve only tried making lip products but I’m already planning to make other things in the future!
For this recipe I decided to make a lip balm, and I chose to opt for a citrusy scent again. This time, I used coconut oil as the base and combined it with lime. Coconut and lime are such a delicious combination, and I often use them in my food recipes – like my coconut and lime cheesecake. So, I knew they would be great together in a lip balm.
The coconut oil itself adds such a nice, creamy texture to the balm. Surprisingly, it doesn’t add much of a scent to it at all – but what you can really smell is the delicious, zesty lime oil. It’s one of my favourite scents, and I loved the way it filled my kitchen as I melted all of the ingredients together. It was amazing!
It’s such a quick recipe to make, as this lip balm is all made and ready to set with in 10 minutes. Then, all you have to do is leave it to set in the fridge for about 1 hour before it’s ready to use. It’s so simple! I hope you like it.
Coconut Oil & Lime Lip Balm
fills 5-6 15ml tins
3 tbsp raw virgin coconut oil
1 tbsp mango butter
2 tbsp carnauba wax
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tsp lime oil
Pour some water into a large pan and place a heatproof bowl on top – make sure it’s not quite touching the water. Then, place it onto a low medium heat.
Next, add the coconut oil, mango butter, carnauba wax, vitamin e oil and lime oil into the bowl. Stir everything together, and allow everything to melt completely. This will take around 7-8 minutes.
When everything has melted, remove the pan from the heat and set the bowl aside. Allow the mixture to cool down slightly for about 1 minute. Then, using a spoon, spoon the mixture into 5-6 tins (the amount depends on the size of the tin).
When all of the mixture has been poured into tins, transfer the tins into the fridge and leave to set for about 1 hour. Then, remove them from the fridge and use! You can also store them somewhere at room temperature.