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Make Your Own Lip Balm in the Microwave

Esthetician Jess Bartley shows us how to make lip balm from scratch.


Tired of paying for lip balm? Why not make your own?

Licensed esthetician and host of Ulive's "EstheKitchen" Jessica Bartley shows us how to do just that … in your own kitchen!

Not only is it super simple and inexpensive, it makes for a great gift!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax (which you can find at any craft store or
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • Scented essential oil (Jessica uses peppermint)

Step 1: Combine olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and vitamin E in a microwaveable jar. (Use a pin to puncture the vitamin E capsule)

Step 2: Microwave jar for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until contents are melted. Remove from microwave. 

Step 3: Add 15 drops essential oil and stir to combine.

Step 4: Pour into lip balm tubes or recycled mint tins. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

And that's all there is to it!

Watch the video above and never buy another tube of lip balm again.