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Beeswax Lipbalm

Keep your lips moisturized and save money with this homemade lip balm.

| December 2017

  • Save money by making your own lip balm with beeswax.
    Photo by Cory Ryan Photography
  • Fold up the sides of aluminum foil to catch drips while pouring.
    Photo by Cory Ryan Photography
  • Carefully pour the mixture into tubes or tins.
    Photo by Cory Ryan Photography
  • “Beekeeper’s Lab” by Kim Lehman inspires beekeepers to stay involved with their hives year-round.
    Cover courtesy Quarry Books

“Beekeeper’s Lab” by Kim Lehman shares 52 projects for beekeepers to use around the hive and using hive-derived products. This excerpt demonstrates how to make your own natural and moisturizing lip balm from beeswax.

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Beekeeper’s Lab


Make this simple and inexpensive lip balm for your own use or as a gift. You may never buy lip balm from the store again!

You Will Need

• Aluminum foil
• 1 tablespoon (14 g) grated beeswax (wax cappings preferred)
• Glass measuring cup
• Double boiler
• 2 tablespoons (30 ml) sweet almond oil
• Wooden stir stick
• 1 teaspoon lanolin
• 5 drops vitamin E oil
• 8 to 10 lip balm tubes
• Paper towels


1. Prepare a pouring area to catch overflow by folding up and crimping the edges of a piece of aluminum foil. Any lip balm spilled can be saved and reused.

9/26/2018 7:17:07 AM

Is there a substitute that can be used in place of the lanolin?

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