How to Make Flavored Lip Balm With SPF Protection
See how fun and easy it is to make lip balm in different colors, scents and flavors.
You remember to wear moisturizer with SPF. You put suntan lotion on your kids. What about your lips? Are they protected? Don’t worry, there is a DIY for that.
Check out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins for more details on making DIY SPF lip balm.
- 2 tbs. shea butter
- 2 tbs. coconut oil
- 2 tbs. beeswax
- flavored drink mix
- lip balm tubes
- titanium dioxide
Make sure you use food-grade or makeup-grade supplies. Combine the first three ingredients into a microwave safe container. Heat in 30-second intervals stirring until completely liquid.
While the ingredients are liquid add in some powdered drink mix for a bit of scent and flavor. Intensity depends on how much you add. If you prefer a bit more color in your lip balm you can add a bit of lipstick.
Coconut oil has a bit of natural SPF. If you would like to add more you can add in 1/4 tablespoon of titanium dioxide or a bit of lip balm with SPF left over from last summer.
While still liquid spoon into lip balm tubes and allow it to harden.
Decorate tubes with washi tape.
What color, scent and flavor will you make your lip balm?