Lip balm – Goat’s Milk

This recipe shows you how to make your own lip balm with simple ingredients including powdered goat's milk. You can also substitute the goat's milk for other powdered milk if you like.

by CraftBits (Shellie Wilson)

What you need

1 oz (28 g) Shea Butter
1 oz (28 g) Beeswax
1 oz (28 g) Organic Goats Milk Powder
0.3 oz (8 g) Olive Oil
0.9 (oz 25 g) Vitamin E Oil
1 oz (28 g) Apricot Oil or substitute for other oil


The Goat’s milk in this recipe will leave your lips soft and smooth.

Start by using a double boiler to melt down the shea butter and beeswax. Once melted stir in remaining oils and then the goat’s milk powder. Whisk well to break down the any lumps. Once cooled pour into a small container and enjoy!!

Insure all containers are sterile by boiling them to prevent contamination of your lip loss. If you wish to dye this balm you can use a cosmetic coloring available from home made body product supply stores. You can also use a small amount of store bought lipstick to tint the balm. Alternatively you can also use colored beeswax or candle dye as it is being used in such a small quantity it will not stain or harm your skin.

This recipe will yield around 20 small lip balm pots.

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Just tried making this goats milk lip balm, not sure if I did something wrong, but the goats milk did not dissolve! I’m sure it dissolved somewhat, but there was a considerable amount of the lip balm that I couldn’t use because it ended up being extremely gritty! I tried putting it back on the double boiler to see if a little more heat will dissolve the powdered goats milk, when that didn’t work, I tried the stick blender. Both did not work! Any ideas what I may have done wrong? Using 25 g of vitamin E, it turned out to be rather costly botched batch!