Bobbie wrote in with a request for this lovely sounding lavender cardamom lip balm—I must admit it was the mention of cardamom that pulled me in. I adore the bright, sweet note the cardamom adds to any scent blend, and I’m always looking for new places to use it. Add some lavender, and I’m sold.

How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

The original lip balm sports a very normal and respectable list of ingredients, almost all of which I already had on hand—major points to them for that. There was a nice blend of liquid oils (including hemp and tamanu, two great healing oils), some shea butter (a perennial favourite of mine), and a citrussy blend of blood orange, lavender, and cardamom essential oils.

How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm
How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

I kept most of the ingredients, only switching out the blood orange essential oil for some litsea cubeba essential oil. Blood orange essential oil is phototoxic, so I opted to get my citrussy punch from litsea cubeba rather than sunburn my lips.

How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm
How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

10g | 0.35oz beeswax
10g | 0.35oz safflower oil
8g | 0.28oz jojoba oil

7g | 0.25oz shea butter
6g | 0.21oz hemp seed oil
4g | 0.14oz tamanu oil
1g | 0.03oz vitamin E oil
3g | 0.1oz soy lecithin (or sunflower lecithin)

10 bergapatene free bergamot essential oil or litsea cubeba essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops cardamom essential oil

Because some of the oils in this balm are a bit more delicate than others, we’re going to melt the beeswax (which has a pretty high melting point) into some of the “sturdier” oils, and then add the remaining oils at a lower heat to protect them. Unrefined hemp seed oil in particular can get really nasty and fishy when exposed to heat for extended periods of time (sadly, I know this from experience).

Combine the beeswax, safflower oil, and jojoba oil in a small heat resistant glass measuring cup and melt in a water bath. Once everything has melted together, remove from the heat. Dry off the cup, and weigh the remaining oils and lecithin (not the essential oils, though) into the measuring cup. Stir to combine using a flexible silicone spatula, returning to gentle heat to melt everything together.

Once all the ingredients are melted together, remove the cup from the water bath, dry it off, and count the essential oil drops into the liquid mixture, stirring to combine.

Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes and let it set up. This recipe will fill about fifteen 4.5g (0.16oz) lip balm tubes. I use these labels on my projects.

How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm
How to Make Lavender Cardamom Lip Balm

Did you enjoy this post? Take a second to support Humblebee & Me on Patreon!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Subscribe and get my FREE DIY Skin Care for Beginners course!

New to DIY? Subscribe to my mailing list to get exclusive access to my free DIY Skin Care for Beginners course! You'll get a shopping guide and six carefully developed recipes, complete with PDF downloads and video guides, to help you dive into DIY skin care.

Thanks so much—you're on the list! You'll get your first email any minute now :)