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Bullet Proof Lip Balm

July 26, 2014 44 Comments

Bullet Proof Lip Balm

 

We haven't addressed lip balm for a long time!  And that's precisely how long Mike's Bullet Proof Lip Balm has lasted, a long time!  My hubby is a funny guy, like most men he poo poo's essential oils in public but then he'll turn the table on me and ask for them in a totally nonchalant manner.  Men are strange. Obviously, my astuteness is lacking because I never noticed that Mike was packing this tin in his pocket EVERYDAY for the last year and a half.  This very tin hailed from an old Lotion Bar post in early 2013 and looks like it too.  Unbeknownst to me my husband stole the blog prop and has been happily keeping his lips soft and cold sore free ever since! Two days ago, he presented me with the empty, battered repurposed tin you see above and announced he was out of the "bullet proof" lip stuff.  What the heck?  My practical hubby then proceeded to request a refill in the original, worn out mini Altoid tin of course.

Bullet Proof Lip Balm

Photo from original post - February 2013  :-)

In case you were wondering why (I did!) Mike referred to his lip balm as bullet proof...

He said it cured on coming cold sores in a flash, softened his Wyoming sunkissed parched lips, healed various scrapes and burns as well as a horse's flesh wound nicely (elk hunt).  Ok, I was unaware of all this but I'm not surprised this lip balm did all of that. I've said before and I'll say it again, your salves, balms and blends are only as effective as the purity of all the ingredients.  Always, always invest in the purest of essential oils, coconut oil, beeswax and any other addition that you can find.  I will also add that Frankincense is a MAJOR player in the Bullet Proof Lip Balm for it's renowned healing abilities, don't scrimp here.  Peppermint gives that feeling of freshness, it tingles, tastes good, freshens breath and calms digestion. Peppermint is a "refrigerant" it has a cooling effect which acts as a pain reliever for headaches, sore muscles or sensitive gums.  Good stuff!

ingredients
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • Peppermint
  • Frankincense
  • mini tins or various lip balm pots
Directions
  1. Melt coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter slowly in double boiler or mason jar set in simmering water.
  2. Per mini altoid tin add 10 drops Peppermint and 3 drops Frankincense to tin then pour melted oil over the EOs. Some altoid tins may spring a leak but you can wipe the outside down after it cools easily enough. I can certainly vouch for this balms solidity, Mike's had this tin in his pants pocket everyday summer, fall, winter and spring!
  3. This recipe is going to fill at least a dozen mini altoid tins, be ready for that but what a great gift to pass out :)

Recipe By: CampWander

Enjoy your Bullet Proof Lip Balm, it's fun to make!  Share with friends and don't forget the men in your life, this small gesture just might convince your guy that your zest to live a cleaner, healthier life pays off in a big way.

 

 




44 Responses

Kim
Kim

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, it shouldn’t B a problem to pore this wonderful mixture in lip gloss applicators, should it?!
Thanks!
Kim

JanB
JanB

May 10, 2017

Can I make this without the shea butter? How? Naturally, I want to make it NOW.
I have made Jillee’s petroleum free jelly, http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/04/make-your-own-petroleum-free-jelly.html – so I have beeswax pastilles, containers and EOs on hand.
I am beguiled by the bullet proof name and I want to make a batch with my newly acquired Spark frankincense EO :)
Thank you!

Sarah Dosher
Sarah Dosher

May 10, 2017

Oh how I wish you’d sale this like the salves. :)

JanB
JanB

May 10, 2017

Thank you so much :) purchasing shea butter online today to keep as a staple for your wonderful recipes!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Well, having never omitted the shea butter I would try the recipe as is just without the shea. That’s plenty of beeswax and should keep the balm stable.

JanB
JanB

May 10, 2017

How? Do I just leave out the shea butter and add more beeswax and coconut oil to compensate – or just not use it in the recipe? Thankx!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I think it’s a worthy experiment!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You certainly could!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Danielle, apparently the lip balm stays stable in warm temps as my hubby always kept the tin in the front pocket of his jeans.

Danielle
Danielle

May 10, 2017

Rebecca,

You say it lasted him through the summer, how hot are we talking? I live in arizona and have been wanting to try your lib balm recipes but i’m afraid of it just completely melting and making a mess.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hmmmm not certain but I would say a half ounce :)

Kathy
Kathy

May 10, 2017

If I want to use a container other than an altoid tin, what size (as in ounces) would be comperable? I want to make sure that my porportions stay correct. Thanks

Tauna
Tauna

May 10, 2017

Could I use soy wax instead of beeswax? I have both, but was just wondering. Thanks!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I like to use glass eye droppers for more control. Spark Naturals now sells droppers that fit 5 or 15 ml bottles

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

This should work just fine in tubes!

Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, I made your bullet proof lip balm. I love how it conditions the lips. Question: I really had a problem with getting the correct drops of the EO’s into each pot before adding the melted coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter. Any suggestions on how to control the drops? I get too many or not enough. Looking forward to giving this as gifts.
Thanks in advance for your help with my question.

Natalie
Natalie

May 10, 2017

Would this balm work in chapstick tubes? I really want to switch to a natural lip balm, but I find the tubes so much more convenient.

Thanks!

Tracy
Tracy

May 10, 2017

I can not believe that has never leaked on him! I’ve always wanted to recycle those adorable tins but steered away from anything that could turn into a liquid leaking form! I’m all over this recipe, now! Thanks so much for sharing!

Britani
Britani

May 10, 2017

Hi I am very new to eo’s and so far loving your website. I am wondering if I can use the White Fir instead of Frankincense oil in the lip balm and anti-aging salve? Thank you so much in advance.

Britani
Britani

May 10, 2017

Hi I am wandering if I can use the white fir in the lip balm and anti aging salve instead of the frankincense. Very new to eo but really am wanting to learn more. Love your website. Thank you. Britani

Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor

May 10, 2017

Using a glass eyedroppper is a marvelous idea! I can hardly wait to make our next batch of lip balm. We shared it with family and a couple of neighbors…everyone had good things to say about this lip balm.
What kind of shea butter did you use in your recipe?
Rebecca, thanks in advance for your assistance with my question.
:-))

Tia
Tia

May 10, 2017

I made this today and I love it! Made the healing salve and it didn’t turn out just right, but it was my fault and I’m using it anyway. The consistency is just not right. Now on to deodarant and armpit detox!

April
April

May 10, 2017

My daughter has food allergies, blackened seasoning seems to be the culprit, which leaves her lips cracked from swelling and sensitive to the touch. Would the peppermint eo be to much for her? I haven’t used either of these eo’s but I’m anxious to try them. I’m trying to transition all my girls to natural lip balms. Is the frankincense eo the main healing ingredient, or the combination of all the above?
Thank you for any help you can give me.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Oh thank you for this! I love hearing stories about our guys embracing EOs, WTG!

Judy Moore
Judy Moore

May 10, 2017

Love your Hubby story… My guy had a nasty large motorcycle exhaust burn on his wrist & I offered lavendar oil & within a minute , he said I do not feel it. He even asked for a sinus remedy & it worked! So he is seeing healthy remedies with Spark Natural Oils, which I diffuse daily. Thank you so much for all your posts & lessons! Love my oils!

Nichole
Nichole

May 10, 2017

I plan on trying this recipe out tomorrow. One question, I saw the original lotion bar post and I was wondering, do you think this could be made using the same EO’s as your all purpose healing salve. I’ve made the salves before but the coconut oil always made them melt and make a mess. Do you think this would make a decent/workable base for it?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Substituting White Fir for Frankincense in a lip balm or facial salve might be a little strong, but for topical pain relief it’s awesome. Frankincense is actually very, very gentle and regenerative, it also enhances any oil it’s combined with that’s why it’s a favorite of mine for skin applications :)

Lynda Cheek
Lynda Cheek

May 10, 2017

Husband was cooking beans with a new pressure cooker the exploded into his face, wrist and underside of arm! I keep lavender in window seal of kitchen along with frankincense and a few others. After he cleaned off the bean mess we put oils on with no pain to speak of as of today 3 days later no blistering! Being in medical field for 30 plus years this was easily at least 2 degree burns! Rebecca you are the one that sparked my interest in EO’s. Will be forever thankful and drug free cause of your writings! Thank you for saving us a trip to hospital:-))

Judy Moore
Judy Moore

May 10, 2017

Just received my beeswax today in my order. Any particular shea butter work better for the lip balm?…was looking online & want quality for lip balm. Thank you for all your great remedies. Judy, Sharing in Ohio :)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Spark Naturals listened to us and brought in organic yellow beeswax, it’s lovely!
http://sparknaturals.com/index.php/accessories/beeswax-pearls-8oz.html/?id=6

Lisa
Lisa

May 10, 2017

Hello, love all your recipes. I ordered bees wax thru Amazon which was highly recommended. I made a lip balm but It tastes smokey. Any recommendations for a good bees wax? Thank you!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Nichole, if you want a “stiffer” salve, add more beeswax, organic beeswax is very good for the skin too!

-k | t.
-k | t.

May 10, 2017

I am new to your recipes but have made several and found them to be great! Frankly … i am amazed. And delighted, of course.

I have purchased a one pound block of beeswax from a local beekeeper and would like to use that in your salve and balm recipes.

Can you give a “by weight” conversion for those of use who have solid bulk beeswax?

I know that a (dry) measure of 8 ounces is equal to 16 tablespoons, a dry quarter cup is equal to 4 tablespoons.

How much would 1 dry cup (tared) of pastilles weigh in ounces and/or grams? From there, i can figure anything i need.

Thank you so very much!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Janina, I’ve never tried a substitution for beeswax but feel free to experiment!

Janina
Janina

May 10, 2017

Dear Rebecca,
could I use soywax instead of beeswax? The bullet proof stuff sounds great an I’d like to try it, but I’m vegan…
Thank you so much in advance
Janina

Renee
Renee

May 10, 2017

So excited to finally make this. My boys play college/high school baseball and spend a lot of time in the cold, wind, and sun. Their lips get so chapped. Can’t wait to give them a tin of this to keep in their baseball bags.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

…and I’m grateful for your quick thinking and preparedness!

Charise
Charise

May 10, 2017

If I make the naked base for the essential oils sticks pots & tins do I need to add extra beeswax, Shea butter and coconut Oil when making the bullet proof lip balm, or do I just add the frankincense and peppermint oils to the base?

Nicole
Nicole

May 10, 2017

I’ve had a cold for 3 days so my nose and area just below are so raw. I put some of this salve on and almost immediately felt relief! Thanks!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Good to know – thanks for posting!

Nicole
Nicole

May 10, 2017

I just made a tiny batch. Since it’s a 1:1:1 ratio, I used a TB per ingredient. I only had 2 Altoid tins and these amounts filled them perfectly. I think the Altoid tins hold 2 TB each.

Debora Cadene
Debora Cadene

May 10, 2017

Can’t wait to try this. How many drops of peppermint and frank for the entire recipie? On one of the pictures it says deodorant? What all have you used this for?

hugz,
Debbie.

Julie Oldroyd
Julie Oldroyd

May 10, 2017

I am excited to try this…I too sffer the sunkissed lips when spending any significant time outside, I also have one son that gets sunkissed right between the eyes if he is in the sun to long (hard for a sports player) this will work good for him…
Thank you for sharing your wisdom….

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

No, you don’t need to add extra beeswax just add the essential oils :)

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