Lip Balm Making Workshop

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Through this experience, we hope you learn more about the properties of beeswax, how it's made, and the long history of humans utilizing this amazing beehive product. 

Benefits of Beeswax

By using beeswax in your lip balm, you're taking advantage of the various natural benefits beeswax has to offer, including:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial 
  • Serves as a protective barrier 
  • Rich in vitamin A, promotes collagen production 
  • Humectant; draws in moisture
Beeswax makes a great lip balm base

Lip Balm Recipe and Instructions


  • 6 tbsp beeswax (heaping) 
  • ¾ cup shea butter 
  • 6 tbsp cocoa butter 
  • 6 tbsp almond oil 
  • 6 tbsp jojoba oil 
  • ⅛ tsp vitamin E oil 
  • ¾ - 1¼ tsp of essential oil 


  1. Measure beeswax, shea butter and cocoa butter and put in the wax melter. 
  2. Melt the butters and waxes over low heat until completely combined. Stir to facilitate melting.
  3. Add the almond oil and jojoba oil and stir. 
  4. Turn down the heat to simmer and add Vitamin E and essential oil – stir.
  5. Pour carefully into lip balm tins.
  6. Allow to cool completely, then enjoy your homemade, all-natural lip balm!
close up of adult bee foraging on a purple flower during adult stage of bee lifecycle
Fun Facts About Honey Bees

By continuing your pollinator education, you're on your way to becoming a pollinator champion. Do you know the following fascinating facts about honey bees?

  • Honey bees beat their wings around 200 times a second, that's what causes the iconic "bzzz" sound!
  • Only female honey bees sting, and only the queen bee can sting multiple times. 
  • Male honey bees, known as drones, have no father, but they do have a grandfather!
  • Honey bees dance to communicate the location of food, water, or a new home. 

Want to Learn More?

Check out our blog post, "Beeswax: 50 Uses for Nature's Most Versatile Product".

We hope you enjoyed the Lip Balm Making Workshop!

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