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How To Make: Lip Balm

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Posted by Mandy Starnes | Mar 3, 2021 | Hunting, Recipes

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



  • 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

Instructions 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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