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14 May 2019

Dandelion Oil Lip Balm Recipe for Dry or Chapped Lips

Heal dry lips and add moisture with this easy dandelion oil lip balm recipe.  It's made from oil that is infused with dandelions for their healing effects on your lips and skin.

I may or may not have had to rush outside when I heard my husband start the John Deere so I could save some dandelions from a certain death.  We actually didn't have a lot of dandelions this year.  

With almost 12 acres of grass to mow, you'd think there would be 1000s of them, but they were just in certain spots this year.  I did manage to pick a few cups worth of flowers to make some dandelion oil.

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After I made the oil (learn how to make dandelion oil and learn about its benefits and uses here), I used it to make dandelion oil lotion bars and now this dandelion oil lip balm recipe.  

This lip balm recipe is excellent for dry lips.  My lips are dry in the winter because of the heat, and they are dry in the summer due to the sun.  

If you've ever had your lips burned from the sun, this is the lip balm recipe that you need.  

This lip balm recipe is also great in the winter, so you may want to save your dried dandelions to infuse them in the fall for a fresh batch of dandelion oil lip balm in the fall and winter when lips are prone to dryness.  

DANDELION OIL LIP BALM RECIPE

This dandelion oil lip balm recipe isn't the only thing you can make with dandelion infused oil.  Here are more dandelion infused oil recipes to inspire you:

DANDELION INFUSED OIL


I devoted an entire post on to how to make dandelion oil and its benefits, so I won't repeat all of it here.  By diffusing the flower and a carrier oil, you get the benefits of both the flower and the carrier oil.

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I used dandelion infused oil because dandelions can help promote skin cell regeneration.  They are also a natural anti-inflammatory, which is important for dry or chapped lips.  

Dandelion infused oil can take from one to three weeks to make, so plan early to make this dandelion oil lip balm recipe.  

I infused my dandelions with chia seed oil for my solid lotion bars, so I used the same oil to make this dandelion oil lip balm recipe.  

Chia seed oil is a luxurious oil and is a heavier oil.  This will leave your lips feeling oily after you use it.  If you want a lighter oil, I'll give some more suggestions below.

Chia seed oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids to moisturize your skin.  It also strengthens the top layer of the skin to keep moisture against your skin.

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If you would rather use a lighter oil, you can infuse your dandelions with other oils.  Apricot oil and grapeseed oil are both dry oils, which means that soak into your skin quickly.

Sweet almond oil is dryish oil, meaning that is soaks in fairly quickly but not as quick as apricot or grapeseed.  It's a great all purpose carrier oil, so you could use the infusion in other recipes.  

Castor oil is a heavy oil, but it's wonderful to add to a lip balm for dry lips.  Hemp seed oil and avocado oil are both on the heavier side, but they have a lot of qualities that help them heal dry or chapped lips.

If you'd rather buy already infused dandelion oil, you can get some on Etsy.  

Learn more about over 40 carrier oils and their benefits in my book Carrier Oils.


BEESWAX


Beeswax is what makes this a lip balm instead of a thick oil.  Beeswax isn't just a thickener though; it has benefits for your skin.  

Beeswax creates a barrier on top of your lips.  This helps trap the dandelion oil and the shea butter to your skin, so they can work longer and penetrate the skin deeper.

Beeswax is also naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which are both great qualities to have in a lip balm for dry or cracked lips.

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SHEA BUTTER


I chose shea butter because it's very moisturizing for dry skin.  It is said to boost collagen production, which is important to keep your lips looking good.  

You could also use mango butter or cocoa butter.  Cocoa butter will result in a harder lip balm recipe, which would be better suited to lip balm tubes than pots.  


LIP BALM CONTAINERS


One of the reasons that I love this recipe is that it fits perfectly in 12 lip balm tubes.  I buy the Crafty Bubbles lip balm tubes, which come 12 in a pack.  They are made in the USA, so that's an added bonus.

This time, I used lip balm pots.  This is a softer lip balm recipe.  It does work in the tubes, but I was out of tubes and had some pots from Crafty Bubbles. 

This recipe makes about 7.2 pots, so pour a little less to fill 8 or put your extra in a little souffle cup.  I always keep souffle cups on hand when making things.  I give the extras to friends or family who are always thrilled with them even if they are small.

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Place the dandelion infused oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a Pyrex measuring cup.  Place it in a pan of water to create a double boiler.  

I set my measuring cup on a canning jar ring to elevate it so it's not touching the bottom of the pan.  Never heat carrier oils over direct heat.

I don't recommend using a microwave to melt shea butter.  If shea butter gets too hot, it can get gritty.

STEP #2


Remove the melted mixture from the double boiler and let cool for a few minutes.


STEP #3


Carefully pour into lip balm pots or tubes.  Let cool completely.


Now you have a very moisturizing dandelion oil lip balm recipe that's perfect for dry or cracked lips!

Use this lip balm to soothe your lips after spending time in the sun to hep your lip heal and add moisture.  

I hope you love this dandelion oil lip balm recipe!  


Dandelion Oil Lip Balm Recipe for Dry or Chapped Lips

Yield: 12 lip balm tubes
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 15 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
Heal dry lips and add moisture with this easy dandelion oil lip balm recipe. It's made from oil that is infused with dandelions for their healing effects on your lips and skin.

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How to Make Dandelion Lip Balm
  1. Place the dandelion infused oil, beeswax, and shea butter in a Pyrex measuring cup. Place it in a pan of water to create a double boiler.
  2. Remove the melted mixture from the double boiler and let cool for a few minutes.
  3. Carefully pour into lip balm pots or tubes. Let cool completely.
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How to make DIY dandelion lip balm.  Use dandelion infused oil for the best homemade lip balm recipe.  This lip balm recipe has shea butter and beeswax to moisturize dry lips.  Home made lip balm with just three ingredients.  Make a natural lip balm recipe for dry or chapped lips.  Natural lip balm without yucky ingredients.  #lipbalm #dandelion

How to make DIY dandelion lip balm.  Use dandelion infused oil for the best homemade lip balm recipe.  This lip balm recipe has shea butter and beeswax to moisturize dry lips.  Home made lip balm with just three ingredients.  Make a natural lip balm recipe for dry or chapped lips.  Natural lip balm without yucky ingredients.  #lipbalm #dandelion
How to make DIY dandelion lip balm.  Use dandelion infused oil for the best homemade lip balm recipe.  This lip balm recipe has shea butter and beeswax to moisturize dry lips.  Home made lip balm with just three ingredients.  Make a natural lip balm recipe for dry or chapped lips.  Natural lip balm without yucky ingredients.  #lipbalm #dandelion






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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.