DIY Projects & Crafts Bath Bombs and Soaps Homemade Lip Balm Dry, cracked lips are a thing of the past. Learn how to make these deliciously relaxing lip balms that you're sure to wear every day of the year. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 20, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: BRYAN GARDNER Follow these instructions to make four lip balms (two cardboard tubes and two cardboard pots). Lavender essential oil's scent can be very strong; you can soften it by mixing in basil, mint, or lemon essential oil (try a ratio of one to two). To make more than one kind of lip balm at a time, divide the recipe in half and scent and color the batches separately. For lip balms, we like to use essential oils that have an "edible" scent, such as citrus. Beeswax pellets are available at crafts stores. And if you're looking for a fun gift-packaging idea, try topping cosmetic tubes and pots with our clip-art labels. What You'll Need Materials Lip Balm—Blank Circular Labels Lip Balm—Blank Rectangular Labels Basil & Lavender Lip Balm—Rectangular Labels Basil & Lavender Lip Balm—Circular Labels Lemon & Lavender Lip Balm—Rectangular Labels Lemon & Lavender Lip Balm—Circular Labels Mint & Lavender Lip Balm—Rectangular Labels Mint & Lavender Lip Balm—Circular Labels Beeswax pellets (Pictured: Bramble Berry Yellow Beeswax, $11 a lb., brambleberry.com.) Safflower oil Essential oil (lavender, and basil, mint, or lemon) Paperboard containers (Pictured: SKS Bottle & Packaging Brown Paperboard Push-Up Lip Balm Tubes, from $27 for 12, sks-bottle.com.) Instructions Place 2 tablespoons grated beeswax (or pellets) in a heatproof spouted measuring cup. Heat in microwave on medium for 30 seconds; stir with a craft stick. Repeat until wax is fully melted. Stir in 1/4 cup safflower oil and heat for 30 seconds in microwave. Add a total of 10 to 15 drops essential oil (combining scents as desired); stir. Pour mixture into cardboard tubes and pots, stopping just shy of tops; let set for several hours.