DIY Hemp Seed Oil Lip Balm
So you keep hearing all about hemp lip balms right? Here is quick and easy recipe to make your hemp lip balm right in your own at home.
10g | 0.35oz beeswax
10g | 0.35oz safflower oil
8g | 0.28oz jojoba oil
7g | 0.25oz shea butter
6g | 0.21oz hemp seed oil
4g | 0.14oz tamanu oil
1g | 0.03oz vitamin E oil
3g | 0.1oz soy lecithin (or sunflower lecithin)
10 bergapatene free bergamot essential oil or litsea cubeba essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops cardamom essential oil
Because some of the oils in this balm are a bit more delicate than others, we’re going to melt the beeswax (which has a pretty high melting point) into some of the “sturdier” oils, and then add the remaining oils at a lower heat to protect them. Unrefined hemp seed oil in particular can get really nasty and fishy when exposed to heat for extended periods of time (sadly, I know this from experience).
Combine the beeswax, safflower oil, and jojoba oil in a small heat resistant glass measuring cup and melt in a water bath. Once everything has melted together, remove from the heat. Dry off the cup, and weigh the remaining oils and lecithin (not the essential oils, though) into the measuring cup. Stir to combine using a flexible silicone spatula, returning to gentle heat to melt everything together.
Once all the ingredients are melted together, remove the cup from the water bath, dry it off, and count the essential oil drops into the liquid mixture, stirring to combine.
Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes and let it set up. This recipe will fill about fifteen 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes.
Whether applied topically or ingested orally, hempseed oil offers numerous benefits for skin health, and many people can take advantage of those benefits. Hemp oil is considered safe for most people to use, and it can help moisturize the skin from the inside out.
A word from PJ:
Just like all good things, improvement takes time, whether you’re looking to clear breakouts or just reduce the amount of oily shine on your skin. A good skin care routine tailored to your oily skin type will help you do just that. Don’t hesitate to contact Princess if you need help.