Gallery: DIY: How To Make Your Own Lip Balms

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There are a plethora of lip balm recipes available online to choose from—do a quick search on Pinterest for "lip balm recipe" and you'll see what I mean—so you have oodles to sort through. From personal experience, I've found that guys tend to prefer minty, soothing balms while girls like sweeter, more fragrant ones, but that's a generalization -- you know your loved ones best, so go with the scents/flavors you think would make them happiest. The basics of lip balm creation are really simple: you need a fat (vegetable-based butter or oil), and a wax (beeswax, or carnauba wax if you want to keep it vegan). Flavoring agents and essential oils are optional, but with the two ingredients listed above, you're in lip balm heaven.

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1 Comment

  1. macdoodle November 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    How long will these last?

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