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With Winter right around the corner, I am starting to prepare for the dry, cold months. While I love using my Homemade Goat Milk Lotion, it isn’t my favorite to keep in my purse and carry with me everywhere. That is why I absolutely love making lotion sticks and homemade lip balm!

How to Make Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balm

This recipe is super simple to make, and it is also great to give as gifts for the holidays! I use the same exact recipe base for my lotion sticks as I do for my homemade lip balm, so it makes it easy to make large batches if needed.

How to Make Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balm

Most of the ingredients can be found at your local store, but if you are from a small town like me, you can also grab them on Amazon too!


You can also substitute the kinds of butter and oils with other ones if you prefer as well! You do not need any special equipment, or even containers either. A simple jar with a sealable lid will work fine for this recipe. I opted to use lip balm and lotion stick containers for mine, but that is because I generally give these out to neighbors and as a free gift at the farmer’s markets where I sell.


They are relatively cheap, especially the lip balm containers since you can usually get around 50 for under $10!

How to Make Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balm

The only special equipment I used is my Wilton Chocolate melter. I use it for only melting my waxes and oils, and it has never been used for food. If you don’t have one or don’t want one, you can simply melt your oils, butter, and waxes using a double boiler or microwave. I do caution though if you opt to use the microwave, do not add your shea butter and heat is short 15 second bursts. If your shea butter gets too hot, it will turn grainy, and no one wants a grainy lip or lotion bar. Instead, wait until everything else is melted and use the heat of those oils and butters to gently melt the shea butter!

Want to learn exactly how I made these super simple Lotion Sticks & Homemade Lip Balms? Check out the video below!

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