It’s as easy as making lip balm, and then adding color.
The results on your lips are perfect: enough to show color, but not so much that you look like your great-aunt Susan at Thanksgiving.
I personally use cocoa butter rather than shea butter in this recipe and that’s because the chocolate scent hides the sometimes earthy natural scent of the iron oxide colorant. Whether you use cocoa butter or shea butter (or mango butter or avocado butter), the ratio would be the same.
(Interested in an all-in-one DIY kit where you can make 30 lip balms in two shades of color? The kit includes a lip balm base, 30 tubes, 2 droppers, 2 colorants, and instructions. Click here: https://store.hardlotion.com/collections/diy/products/diy-tinted-lip-balm-kit )
Let’s get started!
To make approximately 35 lip balm tubes of lip balm (.15 oz per tube), weigh and melt:
2 ounces beeswax
2 ounces cocoa butter
2 ounces coconut oil
Melt completely in a double boiler or dedicated (make-up only) small crock pot.
Using a wooden skewer, add in:
1.5 tsp of iron oxide colorant (see below for source)
Use a medicine dropper to carefully fill each lip balm tube almost to the top. Leave a bit of room to cap off the lip balms with more lip balm mixture. Do this when the tubed lip balm is almost dry, but not quite.
We have downloadable lip balm labels for you in two different colors (one matches our Crimson Rose tinted lip balm and the other is our French Plum).
Download –> french_plum_handcrafted
Download –> crimson_rose_handcrafted
I found this resource for buying the actual labels to print on. You may want to double check with the seller (send them the pdf file) before purchasing but the dimensions do add up: https://www.etsy.com/listing/102376218/lip-balm-labels-150-rectangle-white?ref=hp_rv
Click here to learn more about our DIY Tinted Lip Balm Kit: