These super cute egg shaped lip balms became very popular in these past few years. Besides being adorable and a decent product they are super inexpensive!
That makes it so easy for us to just go out and buy a new one as soon as the balm goes low, dumping millions of these 3-part plastic containers on our landfills.
Making you own refill will not be easier, more practical or even cheaper than driving into Walgreens and buying a new one, but it will be a lot of fun and you will end up with a much better product.
Since these have to be harder than lip balms in containers, I had to adjust the recipes I had a little, but I have tried them and they are delicious and work out perfectly.
For one container you need about 0.5 oz. of final product. You can always make a larger amount and save in a glass jar for the next time you need to refill. Make sure you use the entire mix within 12 months. Otherwise you will need a natural preservative.
For these containers I use the general rule of: 2 parts of a harder butter, 1 part of wax, 1 part of softer butter, about 30 drops of liquid oils. Most of the recipes follow this rule.
So this is the breakdown of the numbers for 0.4 oz - 1 container.