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DIY Green Tea SPF Lip Balm

Make your own SPF lip balm to carry with you at all times, using natural ingredients such as green tea.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Cooling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: DIY Beauty, Natural homemade lip balm
Cuisine: Beauty
Keyword: green tea, lip balm
Yield: 3 ounces
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Double boiler
  • Small tins or empty lip balm tubes

Materials

For infused oil

For lip balm

Instructions

For green tea-infused oil:

  • Use a double boiler on medium heat to melt the coconut oil. Stir in the green tea.
  • Cover and simmer on lowest heat setting for 1 hour. Strain tea from oil with cheesecloth

For lip balm:

  • Combine the oil and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat and heat until beeswax has melted.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in honey, avocado oil and 2 teaspoons zinc oxide powder.
  • Blend with an electric handheld mixer until creamy.
  • Transfer to a container with a lid.
    Green Tea Lip Balm Recipe

Notes

This green tea-infused lip balm has a dose of SPF to protect your pout this summer. The zinc oxide leaves a slight white tint on your lips, which acts as a physical barrier spf, that goes away as it melts into the skin. 
Apply this balm prior to applying lip gloss or lipstick.