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How To Make: Lip Balm

How To Make: Lip Balm

Lip Balm


Something a little bit different… Made with Deer tallow or Bear lard!

Lip balm in tin
Lip Balm
  • 1/2 cup deer tallow or bear lard
  • 1/2 cup beeswax pellets (you could get away with using 1/4 cup beeswax pellets with deer tallow, it may just melt easier in warm weather, or in a warm pocket
  • Bear lard is quite soft already so I would use a 1:1 ratio of wax to bear lard
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp essential oil, peppermint is what I used

For a small batch, making a few tubes, use:

  • 1 tbsp tallow/bear lard
  • 1 tbsp beeswax pellets (you could use 2tsp deer tallow for a softer product)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 drops of essential oil
a bush of highbush cranberries
a bush of highbush cranberries


Melt in a double boiler, or just a heavy pot on the stove.

Let it cool for a few minutes and pour into your tubes, using a tray.

The kits are easy to find online, and affordable, just look up ‘lip balm kit’.

Some people use shea butter, I had coconut oil on hand, so that’s what I used in addition to the deer tallow.

Make sure your ingredients are cosmetic grade, or food safe.

I used organic ingredients.

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