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How to Make CBD Lip Balm

How to Make CBD Lip Balm

DIY CBD Lip Balm Recipes

Lips feeling dry? Looking for a bit of moisturizing relief with CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory boost? Well, this CBD lip balm recipe is the perfect option for you.

Of course, several manufacturers offer pre-made CBD lip balms that will moisturize your lips and fight inflammation and chapped lips! If you’re looking for a no-effort solution, then these pre-made balms are a great idea.

But for the enterprising, the crafty, and the budget-conscious, making DIY CBD lip balm is an entertaining, satisfying, and affordable way to look and feel your best! Let’s jump right into this easy, versatile CBD lip balm recipe.

DIY Lip Balm Basics

If you’ve never made lip balm before, you may be surprised just how simple the process can be! In fact, the most difficult part is probably going to be deciding how to customize the recipe with your favorite essential oils and other ingredients!

At its most basic level, making CBD lip balm involves just a few simple ingredients. The must-haves are:

  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil
  • Your preferred CBD oil or other CBD product (recommendations below)
  • Empty lipstick/chapstick tubes or lip balm jars

Optional (but highly recommended) ingredients and tools include:

  • Shea butter
  • Food grade essential oils (see note below)
  • A double boiler

While the “must-haves” alone will produce a smooth, chap-fighting lip balm, the optional ingredients will turn the DIY CBD lip balm into a truly luxurious, utterly customizable cosmetic tool.

Whichever version you try, the CBD lip balm recipes in this guide will get you started on the path to perfect DIY CBD lip balm creations!

IMPORTANT NOTE ON ESSENTIAL OILS

When using essential oils to make products that go around the mouth, be sure to use only food-grade essential oils. Some lower-quality essential oils are not safe for ingestion. Of course, this CBD lip balm recipe should not be ingested, but any lip balm you use is likely to get at least a bit in your mouth. Use only food-grade essential oils for any DIY lip balm recipe, including this one!

Choosing the Right CBD Product

The CBD lip balm recipe in this article is versatile, and you can customize any number of ingredients — including the CBD product it contains!

If you already have a CBD oil, a CBD concentrate, or another favorite CBD product on hand, then odds are it will work for this recipe. Just be sure that the flavor, if any, complements the essential oils or other flavors you choose to use!

But if you’re looking for the best CBD products to use for this CBD lip balm recipe, here are our suggestions:

  • CBD-Infused Coconut Oil: Whether you’re doing the basic CBD lip balm recipe or spicing it up with your favorite essential oils, you’re going to be using coconut oil as a base. Why not simplify the whole process by using a CBD-infused one? It’s simple, effective, and one of the most versatile tools in your pantry!
  • CBD Isolate Powder: Affordable and easy to measure, CBD isolate powder might just be the ideal way to customize the dose in your CBD lip balm. CBD isolate powder lets you add more CBD without adding more liquid oil to your lip balm. That’s a good thing because too much liquid oil could result in an icky, mushy lip balm! Plus, CBD isolate powder is undeniably the most affordable and cost-effective CBD product! Win-win!

Again, though: don’t worry too much about which CBD product you choose to use. Just be sure to carefully measure your dose. And if you’re using a CBD oil or other product, be sure not to add too much; otherwise, you could end up with a runny, not-quite-balmy CBD lip balm that’s difficult to store and apply!

Tip for CBD oil: To avoid adding too much liquid CBD oil, consider using a high-strength CBD oil. That way, you can get your target CBD dose without affecting the consistency of your DIY CBD lip balm.

The CBD Lip Balm Recipes

Here are two simple recipes you can follow to make your own CBD lip balm at home! The first is an ultra-simple one that will produce an unflavored (though beeswax-y) lip balm. The second is a slight variation that is far more versatile and customizable, allowing you to make custom-fit, tasty lip balms to exactly your taste preferences!

Ultra-Simple CBD Lip Balm Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons beeswax or beeswax pellets
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Preferred CBD Product (recommendations as follows):
    • 1-2ml CBD oil if using liquid oil
    • Any dose you like if using CBD isolate powder
    • Simply use the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil recommended above if using a CBD-infused coconut oil
  • Empty lipstick/chapstick tubes or lip balm jars
  • A microwave or (recommended) a double-boiler

How to Make It:

  1. If using a double boiler, add water to the bottom section as appropriate for your device, then add beeswax and coconut oil to the top portion.
  2. If using a microwave, add beeswax and coconut oil to microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Using your heating device, heat the coconut oil and beeswax until melted.
  4. Remove mixture from heat, then add your CBD product (if you aren’t just using CBD-infused coconut oil). Stir until combined.
  5. Carefully pour mixture into empty lipstick tubes or lip balm jars.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before sealing.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place.

Customizable, Premium CBD Lip Balm Recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons beeswax or beeswax pellets
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • Preferred CBD Product (recommendations as follows):
    • 1-2ml CBD oil if using liquid oil
    • Any dose you like if using CBD isolate powder
    • Simply use the 3 tablespoons of coconut oil recommended above if using a CBD-infused coconut oil
  • 4 drops total of your favorite essential oils
  • Empty lipstick/chapstick tubes or lip balm jars
  • A microwave or (recommended) a double-boiler

How to Make It:

  1. If using a double boiler, add water to the bottom section as appropriate for your device, then add beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter to the top portion.
  2. If using a microwave, add beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter to microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Using your heating device, heat the coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter until melted.
  4. Remove mixture from heat, then add your CBD product (if you aren’t just using CBD-infused coconut oil) and essential oil(s). Stir until combined.
  5. Carefully pour mixture into empty lipstick tubes or lip balm jars.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before sealing.
  7. Store in a cool, dry place.

CBD Lip Balm Recipes, In Closing

We hope you’ve found these DIY CBD lip balm recipes and tips to be helpful! With a bit of practice, you’ll be blown away by how quick, easy, and enjoyable it is to make your own custom CBD lip balm at home.

And regardless of which recipe you choose, we’re sure you’ll find the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD to be a perfect complement to the chapped lips soothing power of the natural moisturizers.

So let us know about your experience with DIY CBD lip balm. Have any recipes or combinations you want to share? Let us know so that the whole CBD Choice community can benefit!

If you want to make more homemade CBD products, check out our CBD Soap article and our DIY CBD Bathbomb Recipe.