DIY Lip Balm Pouches Just In Time For Valentine’s Day


We love our essential oils, and one of our favorite goodies to make with our oils is DIY lip balm. Our lips are so dry in the winter, plus we love when we can put pure ingredients on our lips. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and for those that want kissable lips, or want to give a gift of kissable lips, we recommend DIY essential oil lip balm.

Read our DIY lip balm tutorial for the ingredients and instructions. To jazz it up a bit for gift giving, make a cute holder for it – a DIY lip balm pouch. It’s almost like a lip balm sleeping bag. It’s a cute DIY that can be made into all shapes and sizes. We made heart-shaped pockets to hold gift cards for teachers. You can also make DIY felt pouches to hold tissues, treats, and even larger pockets for photos and sweet notes.

This DIY project is incredibly easy. Here’s how we did it.



Step 1: Cut felt (we bought a pretty library of felt from Target, and it’s thicker than traditional felt, which worked well) into a rectangle larger than the width of the lip balm tube.


Step 2: Once you have the pieces cut, thread a needle (don’t forget to tie a knot on the end), along the edges of two rectangles that are lined up. We do not have any sewing skills whatsoever, and we did it! Just go in and out of the felt, which will create a cross stitch pattern. Leave the top of the rectangle open so you have an opening for the lip balm.




Hope you find a way, even if it’s a wave or hug, to spread the love on Valentine’s Day!


DIY Essential Oil Roll-Ons

DIY essential-oil-rolls-ons-amber-bottles

We are obsessed with our doTERRA essential oils. It’s an everyday necessity in our homes. Jenna’s rubs Lavender on her boys before bed. Jodi’s rolls Lavender on her temples all day, and Peppermint when her headaches just won’t quit. Jessica can’t sleep without her lavender-filled diffuser, and when her family has that pesky winter cough, she rolls Breathe blend on their chests. We can’t neglect to mention our love for On-Guard, and that amazing Deep Blue Rub.

We’re so happy we made DIY essential roll-ons for Momtastic because we realized how easy it is, and now it’s a new favorite hobby. Get your roll on with us, won’t you? Read the full tutorial at Momtastic.

Interested in learning more about the oils we love? Email us at or check them out here.



Homemade Cleaner with Essential Oils


We were raised in a home with a more homeopathic approach to healing when we were sick, and it’s something that we (especially since becoming moms) have become increasingly grateful for. We have some knowledge (there’s still so much more to learn) about natural ways of healing the body. A recent switch has been swapping out cleaners with harsh ingredients and toxic chemicals for healthier, natural ones that clean just as good, and are much healthier for our bodies. We love Norwex (thanks to Jodi), and homemade products with doTERRA essential oils.

First, Jessica tackled homemade lip balm (omg, it’s a favorite around here). Second, she made a multi-purpose cleaner. Third we were gifted a homemade facial toner. We can’t take credit for the amazing recipe for the toner, but Cara shared it. Yay…and it’s all perfect timing for spring cleaning!


Facial Toner
recipe from Jessica’s awesome neighbor Cara



Pour the ingredients into the amber glass jar (this is important – do not use plastic, and make sure the glass is tinted). Use a funnel for a spill-free experience. Store in a shaded spot.

Now onto an amazing homemade multi-purpose cleaner…


Multi-Purpose Cleaner
adapted from doTERRA


Pour the ingredients into the amber glass jar (this is important – do not use plastic, and make sure the glass is tinted). Use a funnel for a spill-free experience. Store in a shaded spot, and shake before using.

If you’re interested in buying or selling doTERRA essential oils or Norwex, email Jessica and Jodi at with questions on how to order or how to sell them.

Labels were made with Avery.

Note: Skin irritations can occur with essential oils. Avoid contact with eyes. Ask a doctor about the ingredients in the toner, especially if you have sensitive skin. We love these products, but we are by no means a professional, and these were not endorsed by the FDA. We are simply bloggers who share products we love, and things we love to make. 

Pucker Up: DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

We have a drawer full of essential oils. The more we learn about the uses of the oils, the more we love. The more we love, the more we want to make. The more we make, the more we want to share.

This post was inspired by Gabriella’s (Jessica’s daughter) lip-making kit she got for Christmas (if a 6-year-old can make DIY lip balm with the help of a kit, we could surely make it, too), as well as Valentine’s Day. We made DIY lip balms with essential oils that not only smell amazing, but feel soft and smooth on lips too! These make awesome gifts for girlfriends and loved ones. It was so easy, and so fun.


DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils
makes 6 lip balm tubes



Step 1: Add 2 inches of water to a saucepan on the stove. Put on high for boiling water.

Step 2: Add shea butter, beeswax pellets and coconut butter to a glass measuring cup.


Step 3: Place the glass measuring cup in the pan on the stove, and occasionally stir the mixture with a wood popsicle stick until all pellets are melted. Once they are melted, remove the cup from the stove, wait about 30 seconds, then add the essential oils. The combinations we chose are:
Peppermint: 30 drops
Peppermint and Lavender: 15 drops Peppermint and 10 drops Lavender
Peppermint and Wild Orange: 15 drops of each
Lemon and Wild Orange: 15 drops of each

Step 4: Stir the essentials oils in the oil. Quickly pour into the lip balm tubes before it hardens.

Step 5: Print labels. We made our labels for our lip balms using Avery labels. Free PDF file here. The Avery label you need to purchase is 5195. There are 60 labels per sheet.

Step 6: Once the lip balm is set (about 3 hours), stick the labels on.



Share the lip balm love, and give to friends! Baci, Baci (kisses, kisses).