This simple lip balm is everyone’s favorite holiday flavor combination and perfect for homemade gifts!
1/4 ounce/10 grams freeze dried cranberries, about 1/2 cup 2 Tablespoons jojoba oil 2 Tablespoon coconut oil 1 Teaspoon vanilla jojoba oil, see notes 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon grated beeswax, 4 grams 15 drops orange essential oil
Start by crushing the 1/2 cup of freeze dried berries in a mortar and pestle. You can also powder them in a mini food processor. But if you do use the food processor, let the dust settle for a bit before opening the lid. The mortar and pestle is the easiest way to crush freeze dried fruit into powder if you have one. Next you melt the powdered cranberries together with the 2 Tablespoons jojoba oil, 1 Teaspoon vanilla jojoba oil, and 2 Tablespoons coconut oil over low heat. Then strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, and add it back to the pan. Melt the cranberry infused oil together with 1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon of grated beeswax over low heat, until there are no bits of wax remaining. Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool for a few minutes. As the mixture begins to set, stir it vigorously to emulsify the cranberry color, otherwise it will sink to the bottom. (See the photo below for what it looks like emulsified. Add the orange essential oil, stir again, then transfer the lip balm to individual containers. I used 5 containers that are about 1″ across by 1″ deep.
I find my vanilla jojoba oil at our local health food store. It’s a mixture of vanilla essential oil, (which is very expensive by itself) with jojoba oil as a carrier oil. It’s the best way I’ve found to add vanilla to DIY recipes for an affordable price.
- Category: DIY
- Method: Stove Top
Keywords: DIY, Homemade Lip Balm, DIY Lip Balm, Lip Balm