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All-Natural DIY Cola Lip Balm Using Essential Oils

This all-natural DIY lip balm uses a special combination of citrus essential oils to create an authentic cola scent. Make your lips smell like your favourite soft drink, without the sugar!  No synthetic fragrances or ingredients necessary.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: DIY Body Care
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 3 containers
Author: Kim & Kyla @ A Life Adjacent

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients, except for the essential oils, in a small saucepan on low heat. If you prefer the double boiler method, you can put the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a small glass jar and place this jar in your saucepan. The saucepan for the double boiler method should contain about an inch and a half of water. Use low to medium heat for this method.
  • Slowly melt the coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. Do not burn or bring to a boil.
  • When all ingredients have melted, turn off the heat and remove from the burner.
  • Add the drops of sweet orange and lime essential oils and stir thoroughly. You should smell a delicious cola aroma as soon as the essential oils have been added!
  • Use a small funnel to quickly fill your containers before your ingredients begin to harden.
  • Let your jars cool in the refrigerator for about an hour until completely hardened.
  • Store in a cool, dry place. Since coconut and shea are stable, saturated fats, your balm should last for about a year or more if stored correctly. Enjoy your delicious cola scented balm!

Notes

For a thicker, richer lip balm, you can replace the coconut oil in the recipe with shea butter. If you prefer a thinner texture, you can keep the recipe as is.
 
Remember that only steam-distilled lime essential oil is safe for topical use. Regular cold-pressed lime essential oil has photosensitizing properties.