Kool-Aid® Lip Balm and Holiday Gift Guide

These colored lip balms are so fun to make for any woman, young or old! The Kool-Aid® not only gives the lip balms a vibrant color, but also a fun taste. You can even add peppermint essential oil to give your lips a cooling sensation with each use! With the recipe provided below, you can make a big batch of the same color/flavor, or you can get creative and make a bunch of different ones!

Kool-Aid® Lip Balm

  • Servings: 4–10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Using a kitchen scale, measure out the beeswax and cocoa butter, and place in a double boiler. (Note: you can create a double boiler by placing ingredients in a heat-proof glass dish and placing the dish in a water-filled pan.) Heat over low heat until melted.
  2. Meanwhile, place drink mix in a glass dish, and add just enough hot water to make a paste.
  3. Once the beeswax and cocoa butter are melted, add jojoba oil and honey, and keep warming until everything is melted. Let cool slightly, and stir in essential oil if desired.
  4. Add oil mixture to drink mix, and stir/mash with the back of a spoon until it is thoroughly combined.
  5. Place lip balm in a zip-top bag, and snip off a small hole in a corner with scissors. Squeeze the lip balm into the containers by twisting the bag and squeezing down. Tap the container against a hard surface to help it move to the bottom of the container. Continue until the containers are full.
  6. Place containers in fridge until the lip balm has fully cooled.

Note: If you want to make multiple flavors, just prep your drink mix in separate
bowls, and only use 1/8–1/4 tsp. per dish. Then stir in 1/2–1 Tbsp. (7.5–15 ml) of the oil mixture. This should fill 1 lip gloss container or 2 lip balm dispensers.

This recipe was featured in our new online Gift Guide. Take a look at all the other fun recipes and gift ideas! And use this template to print off some fun essential oil-related gift tags.

Simply Natural Lip Balm

Treat your lips right with this natural essential oil lip balm. The lip balm includes only all-natural ingredients and will leave your lips feeling soft and refreshed!

Simply Natural Lip Balm

  • Servings: 8–12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients & Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Place beeswax pellets and cocoa butter in a heat-proof glass measuring cup.
  2. Melt the oils in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan filled with an inch of simmering water (creating a double boiler). Heat until completely melted.
  3. Add jojoba oil to the melted oils, and continue to heat until all the oil is incorporated.
  4. Allow to cool for a minute, and then stir in essential oils.
  5. Pour the mixture into your lip balm containers of choice. You may find it easier to use a small dropper or small funnel to transfer the mixture into the small containers without spilling on the side.
  6. Allow mixture to cool and solidify before using.

Extra Idea:

Create fun labels for your lip balm creations using our 2″ x 4″ Blank White Labels. Set up your labels so that two labels fit side-by-side on each 2″ x 4″ label; then cut the label in half after printing so that you have two labels that each measure 2″ x 2″. This size fits perfectly on our White Lip Balm Dispensers. Our .5″ x 1.75″ Blank White Labels also fit perfectly on our 1/4 oz. Lip Gloss Containers.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish Lip Balm

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Kiss Me, I'm Irish Lip Balm

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 grams (approximately 4 teaspoons) Beeswax
  • 10 grams (approx. 1 Tablespoon) Cocoa Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
  • 10–20 drops of your chosen essential oil or blend for this recipe. Some oils that work well with this recipe include lavender, peppermint (which can have a cooling effect), or a lemon-thyme blend (15 drops lemon, 3–5 drops thyme).
  • Lip Balm Dispensers: This recipe will fill 8–10 containers.
  • Blank White Labels: You can download our “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” label template here.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Using a kitchen scale, measure out 6 grams of beeswax pellets, and place them in a heat-proof measuring cup (such as a Pyrex™ brand measuring cup).
  2. Measure out 10 grams of cocoa butter; then add the cocoa butter into the measuring cup with the beeswax.
  3. Add 3 Tablespoons (about 45 ml) of jojoba oil to the beeswax and cocoa butter.
  4. Place the measuring cup in a large frying pan that is filled with 1″ of hot water.
  5. Place the frying pan and measuring cup on the stove, and turn the burner on low.
  6. Stir the mixture in the measuring cup with a Popsicle stick or bamboo skewer every couple of minutes until the wax is completely melted (about 5–15 minutes).
  7. Turn off the stove, and carefully remove the measuring cup from the frying pan. Place the measuring cup on a towel on a countertop or table.
  8. Stir in 5–10 drops of your desired essential oil or blend.
  9. Pour the mixture into lip balm dispenserslip gloss containers, or any other small jar or container. This recipe will fill 8–10 containers. You may find it easier (and cleaner) to use a small dropper to transfer the mixture into the small containers or a small funnel to help pour the mixture into the containers without spilling on the side. Allow mixture to cool and solidify.
  10. Print the label template we have provided, or create your own fun labels. Set up your labels so that two labels fit side-by-side on each 2″x 4″ label; then cut the label in half after printing so that you have two labels that each measure 2″ x 2″.

For different natural lip gloss recipes, check out the book Making Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions by Donna Maria!