Small Batch Strawberry Lemonade Lip Balm

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DIY Strawberry Lemonade Lip Balm - Threaded TogetherBack in December, I shared a recipe for small batch homemade lip balm. I flavored it with peppermint and the lip balm was a hit. Everyone I shared it with has asked for some more! Since then, I have really wanted to experiment with new flavors but just haven’t gotten around to it. I finally decided to make a summer flavor.

Strawberry have been on our brains here at Threaded Together but I decided to change it up a bit and go with a strawberry lemonade flavor. I looked at essential oils but decided to go a much less expensive route and try food extracts this time.  What resulted was a subtle summery flavor.

I also made a few changes in the small batch recipe. I wanted to see if I could make the lip balm a little heartier so that it would not melt as easily. I have found that leaving it in your pocket on a warm day is not the best idea! I still won’t leave it in my pocket or car on a hot summer day, but I think I like the extra added beeswax better.  

Small Batch Strawberry Lemonade Lip Balm
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  1. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  2. 1 tbsp and 2 tsp of beeswax
  3. 4 tsp strawberry extract
  4. 2 tsp lemon extract
  1. Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together.
  2. Add the extract. I recommend adding the extract one teaspoon at a time to determine what type of flavor you would like. For strawberry lemonade, add the extracts 2 strawberry for every 1 lemonade (2:1 ratio).
  3. Using an eye dropper, drop into the container of your choice.
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6 Responses

  1. Kyra
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    Love this idea! Although I’m having trouble getting the extracts to stay mixed with the lip balm base. They separate like oil and water before I even get a chance to pour it. Any ideas?

    • Jen
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      Hi Kyra! Thanks for your question. I didn’t seem to have this issue but I will pay attention next time I make a batch. I used a dropper to put the liquid into lip balm tubes so I did have to mix it up every once in awhile. I am sorry that I am not much help. If I notice anything with the next batch, I will let you know.

  2. […] some amazing Peppermint Lip Balm she had made. The stuff was awesome. Then in the summer she made Strawberry Lemonade Lip Balm which was incredible. I am hijacking off her recipe here and want to make sure she gets full […]

  3. The Nova Studio
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    We so wish there was a strawberry essential oil :( I think you took the right route with the extracts! Shea butter might be a nice addition to your lip balm in future recipes :)

  4. Rachel Onore
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    Where do you get the strawberry and lemon extracts?

    • Marissa
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      You can usually buy them in the baking/spice section of your local grocery store, though you may have to hunt at a few stores for the strawberry!

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