DIY: Make Your Own Lip Balm and Face Cream

I went on another limb and tried a friends homemade face cream (that can be used for almost anything...diaper rash, after shave, moisturizer, eye makeup remover, etc...) and also made homemade lip balm!
They were both so easy I could not believe the final products!

Olive Oil Face Cream

1/8 t borax
1/4 c distilled water
1/2 c evoo
2 T grated beeswax

Mix water and borax.

Mix evoo and beeswax and place in coffee mug or double broiler. If using mug, place in a pot of water and bring water to boil. Heat until beeswax is melted.

Meanwhile microwave water/borax until almost boiling.

Remove oil/wax from heat and pour water/borax in. Immediately mix with an electric beater until blended. Let set until cool (overnight is best). Stir and pour in a lidded container.

Thanks Leslie!

Lip Balm


2 Tablespoons beeswax (about 1 oz)
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons shea butter
12 lip balm containers


1. Melt beeswax in a small pan or crockpot over low heat. Add coconut oil and shea butter until all ingredients a melted. Add a few drops essential oil if desired. I did not use any essential oil and it is smells wonderfully like honey!
2. Using a small medicinal dropper, pour the melted liquid into your lip balm containers. Add a few extra drops to the top after filling each container as the ingredients will shrink as they cool.
3. Cool completely to harden. Cover with cap and decorate or label as desired.

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