DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

Jan, 15, 2024

DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

Oh, my poor lips have been so dry and cracked because of the cold weather here and my kids also have dry lips.  My daughter Bella and I were inspired to make our own lip balm to save a little money, so we know what’s in the balm, and to reduce waste. It was easier than I first thought and I’m super happy with the outcome. If you want to add a bit of color to the lip balm to make your lips both soft and colorful you can add a little beet powder. DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

I used the recipe from Going Zero Waste Blog but added some essential oils to make it a little more fun and flavorful. I poured mine into simple recycled empty tins but you can buy empty plastic lip balm sticks at amazon or if you are avoiding plastic Etsy sells ones made with cardboard. 

  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon High Quality Olive Oil
  • A few drops of essential oils like lemon, mint, lavender and tangerine (my favorites).
  • 1/2-1 Tsp beet powder (optional)

Over a double broiler, melt the cocoa butter until it’s liquid. Stir in the olive oil and a few drops of essential oils. Pour into tins or jar, and let cool on the counter overnight.

Here is another of my recipe for skin care for winter skin

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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