Small Projects

Strawberry and Coconut Lip Balm

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Fancy making your own lip balm or making your favourite one last longer? Have a go at our quick and easy recipe.

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What we’ll need:

  • 1 tsp beeswax

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • A small amount of strawberry lip balm

  • Empty lip balm tube



  1. Measure out everything into a jug ready for melting down.

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  2. Place a small pan of water onto the stove with a glass bowl on top. Heat the water till it’s boiling.

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  3. Put all of the ingredients into the glass bowl and heat til it’s all melted.

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  4. When everything is melted and the liquid is see through, take the bowl off of the heat.

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  5. Pour the liquid straight into the empty tube and if you have any leftover over, pour it into a small container.

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  6. Leave this to cool. It will solidify quite quickly though but give it about an hour just to make sure that it won’t snap when it’s used.

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And you’re done! I’ve added a little label that wraps around the tube, just to personalise it more. These work great as a gift for a friend especially as you create your own label.

If you have a go, don’t forget to send me your makes on twitter @aBoxofButtons and instagram @hann_lloyd. See you next week!

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