Jun 052018
 

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

We’re having some people over for a cookout on the 4th of July and when I have people over, I like to send my guests home with a little parting gift. I just think it’s fun to have little party favors, don’t you? This year I am making some Patriotic Lip Balm for my guests. The winters here in New England can be brutally cold and everyone can use some lip balm for their dry lips. But since I made them for the 4th of July, I wanted to make them festive – so I did. I was really happy with the way they came out and I know that my guests are going to love them.

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

Make Your Own Patriotic Lip Balm

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons beeswax pellets
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons shea butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2-3 drops vitamin E oil
  • 4 drops therapeutic grade Peppermint oil
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles
  • 5 Empty lip balm tubes

You will also need:
A clear glass measuring cup
A craft stick for stirring

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

Here’s what you do:
1. Measure your beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut oil, place it into your glass measuring cup and microwave it for about one minute or until all of the ingredients have melted.

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

2. Mix in your vitamin E oil and peppermint oil.

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!
3. Mix in a 1/2 teaspoon of sprinkles and then carefully pour your melted ingredients into your lip balm tubes. Let it set in the fridge for about 15 minutes until the lip balm hardens up. And that’s it.

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

Have you ever tried to make your own lip balm? It’s actually easier than you think.

This patriotic lip balm is easier to make than you think. It makes a great party favor, too!

If you’ve never made your own lip balm, this Patriotic Lip Balm is a great one for you to start with. You can even add your own flair to the sprinkles and make different lip balms for different occasions.

  31 Responses to “How to Make Your Own Patriotic Lip Balm”

  1. I love this! I use lip balm all year round because my lips get so dry. I would love to make my own, especially when it’s so much fun!

  2. Making your own lip balm is a great idea we go through so many balms during the winter months so if i had my own supply it would make the winter more bearable. The ingredients you use are so soothing sounding.

  3. What a fun summer activity idea! My girls would have a blast with such an easy recipe too.

  4. Wow – that’s super creative! I would never think to make this in our home. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is such a fun and creative craft idea. I bet my niece would love making these and having them as well.

  6. This is awesome! I use lip balm almost all the time. Can’t have dry lips, so making my own would be a great idea.

  7. I think this is a fantastic idea for July 4th! I love making goodie bags for the kids and I think this would be a hit with the pre-teens!

  8. What a fun activity to do with my teens and a neat gift idea too.

  9. They look great indeed, Robin! I love lip balm and it’s very handy especially in winter

  10. How cute and festive! I imagine all of your guest are going to love their party favors this 4th of July!

  11. I haven’t tried making my own lip balm but this looks simple enough to make. I love how you made it “patriotic themed.” If I make this right, maybe I can make more that would have a Christmas theme. 🙂

  12. I tried making lip balm once and it was a disaster. I need to try your way. It’s much prettier and seems a lot easier than my Pinterest fail. Love this lip balm.

  13. Love how natural the ingredients in this lip balm are! Bet it’s fantastic for chapped lips.

  14. I haven’t made lip balm it sometime now but always enjoyed making and using homemade items. I will have to get some jars and containers.

  15. How fun! I would love to get this. I’ve never tried to make my own lip balm, but I should attempt to make some.

  16. Such a fun and different craft! I am always in need of lip balm! This is cute!

  17. I love this idea. I have never made lip balm here. My kids would;d love doing this. I will have to give it a try. I think we could do a Canada themed one here or a birthday themed one. I need to get some of these small containers for balms. Thanks for the ideas.

  18. These patriotic lip balms are so cute. It looks like they’re pretty easy to make. I know the kiddos would love trying to make these.

  19. so cute. my kids would love making this, will have to try it.

  20. That seems simple enough! I would love to be at your house for 4th of July, and receive a tube of this!

  21. These would be fun favors for the 4th of July. My daughter and I might try to make them.

  22. What a fun idea! I have never tried to make my own stuff, but this would be a great way to save money and have lip balm all the time.

  23. That’s just so lovely! I think your guests will appreciate it and it’s something they can use for the summer as well. It’s such a great idea!

  24. This lip balm sounds like it would be so good to your lips. All those great moisturizing ingredients! I am definitely going to give it a go.

  25. No way! i had no idea this was something you could DIY so easily! I would love to try it!

  26. Where do you recommend I can get beeswax pellets? I would love to make this lip balm but not sure where I could find that ingredient!

  27. This recipe is super cute! I would really like to make this; patriotic theme is my favorite.

  28. I have never made my own lip balm. This looks so much fun and I love that it is patriotic theme.

  29. I’m saving this so my family can try it out, I think its going to make such a great family fun activity.

  30. Wow, I didn’t know it is so easy to do. Such a nice item that can be used as a give away for the 4th of July family celebration. Will make this one.

  31. Can’t say I’ve ever tried to make my own lip balm. I should though, winters are pretty brutal where we are as well. I’m sure kyla and Ava would have a blast with this