Homemade Mango Butter Lip Balm & Whipped Shea Butter Lotion

DIY Lip Balm

This has been the coldest, snowiest, darkest winter I can remember. Typically we throw on our insulated over-alls, giant snow boots, and our warmest gloves, scarves, hats, etc. and get ourselves outside for a walk whenever the temperature is decent. We just lived through a month of below zero (and I am talking 50 below!) weather, and now that it has warmed up ever so slightly; the snow is dumping continuously. I don’t see the sun or get outside for leisure nearly enough. As a gift, my significant other purchased us tanning packages. Normally I would say no; but honestly, that 10 minutes in the bed warms up my skin & takes me to a far away place that has never seen snow. It has been a major mood booster.

Due to my new twice a week tanning sessions, my skin needs some extra moisture. Conversely when I’m not pretending to be in a tropical climate, the real world is windy, cold, dry, and tears up my lips something fierce! I was down to one homemade lip balm and 1/3 jar of homemade whipped shea butter lotion, so I played with the recipes and whipped up 🙂 some great winter recipes that will moisturize and melt into your skin. The lip balm is great for shielding lips from the elements and the shea butter lotion is creamy, light, buttery, and you can use it on your body & face! It does not break me out. A little shea butter on my face before bed & my skin is silky smooth & soft in the morning. These ingredients are natural, gentle, and produce high quality products for your family.

Mango Butter Lip Balm (makes 23-24 lip balm):

  1. .75 oz beeswax
  2. 1 oz coconut oil
  3. .5 oz mango butter
  4. 1.5 oz avocado oil
  5. 15 drops essential oil

Homemade Mango Butter Lip Balm

  • Add all ingredients except for essential oil to a double boiler on your stovetop
  • Melt until combined
  • Using a dropper or syringe, fill lip balm containers 90% of the way with your liquid lip balm (the balm will harden with a dip in the middle; fill in with a few more drops of liquid balm once they begin to solidify)
  • Lip balm will be set in an hour or two; it will be completely solid within a day or two
  • I have never experienced the lip balm going bad. I have used lip balm that is a year old with no change in texture, smell, or quality

Whipped Shea Butter (filled 2 1/2 half pint jars):

  1. 4 oz shea butter
  2. 3 oz coconut oil
  3. 2 oz apricot kernel oil
  4. 1/4 tsp vitamin e oil
  5. 1/4 tsp tea tree oil
  6. 15 drops essential oilHomemade Whipped Shea Butter Lotion
  • Add the shea butter, coconut oil, and apricot kernel oil to a double boiler on your stove top
  • Melt until combined
  • Place in the fridge to return to room temperature **I transfer the liquid to my Kitchen Aid mixing bowl because that is what I use to whip it** (about one hour)
  • On a medium high setting whip/beat the mixture with a mixer or Kitchen Aid for 8-10 minutes (I use the whisk attachment to do this)
  • Add your vitamin e, tea tree oil, and essential oil and continue whipping for another couple of minutes
  • Transfer to containers
  • Lotion keeps for 6 months+ and when it “goes bad” I have only noticed because it takes on a strong metallic scent

 

I purchased the beeswax and essential oil from a local health food store. The shea butter came from Coastal Scents. The mango butter, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, and the lip balm containers/caps were ordered from Wholesale Supplies Plus. The vitamin E oil & tea tree oil were picked up at local drugstores.

 

 

 

 

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