How to Make Bacon Lip Balm





Introduction: How to Make Bacon Lip Balm

Now who doesn't like bacon? This easy recipe will have your lips tasting like bacon in no time, to complete the lip balm will take approximately 15 minutes. It makes enough of just over one stick of bacon lip balm.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
• An unused candle
• Bacon
• Vaseline
 • An old lip balm container (optional)

• An old plastic pot
• A knife
• Something to stir it with
• A plastic bag
• A piece of wax paper
• A kettle 

Step 2: Melting the Lip Balm Base

Scrape about two teaspoons of wax shavings with the knife and place them in the plastic bag. Next add about one and a halve teaspoons of Vaseline to the bag. Place the bag in a cup or tin full of boiling water (from the kettle) and wait for it to melt. When it has melted cut the corner of the bag and pour it into the old plastic container. You must keep the container over the hot water to stop it hardening.

Step 3: Preparing the Bacon Oil

Select some nice fatty bacon and cut off all of the fat. Put the bacon fat in a small frying pan with a small piece of bacon 'meat' in to the pan as well. Now heat the bacon with a little oil until it is browned, then pour the oil into your container with the lip balm base it it.

Step 4: Molding the Lip Balm

Now pour the liquid lip balm in to your container, I used an old lip balm stick, or you could use a old Vaseline tin (something of that sort-of size). You have to wait around five minutes for in to cool down, but after that the balm is safe to use.

Step 5: Designing a Label

Now you could just stop there, or you could design a funky label like i did :) and now here's an idea; give it to friends as presents and spread the love of bacon.



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I made this and subsituted the candle wax for beeswax. It came out AMAZING. It tastes like bacon meat, and does not irritate my lips, cause any acne or breakouts or any other adverse effect. Of course this may vary depending on your skin type -I have had my tube for going on 5 weeks and the bacon fat has not turned rancid and the balm is just as good as it was on the day I first made it.

You add in the wax\Vaseline base to the tube first, then fill the rest up with the bacon oil. It does take about a day for the flavor to fully set and develop.

This is an amazing tutorial, so thank you mangoking!! I will be making many presents with it :)

AH HA HA HA! Good one! My dogs like to give me kisses already, they'd go ballistic if I started tasting like bacon too XD

wow... thats neato. what about a taco smelling one though. or a pizza one. or like something really yummy smelling.

Makin bacon right now! gave me the idea to google this. I will definitely make a batch when I get my bee keeping summer job back XD


I just made this so cool

But isn't the constant lick-off and reapply counterproductive?

I made another batch of this today, and a challenge I am finding to this recipe is that the beeswax and Vaseline mixture hardens FAST! It seems to go almost solid in just a couple of seconds of sitting. I strongly recommend when you are adding the beeswax mixture and bacon oil to the mixing container (or the "old plastic container" as noted in this instructable), that you add the bacon oil first to the container and the beeswax second. Quickly stir it up and you should be well on the road to a great tube of lip balm! Once again, awesome tutorial mangoking!

WOOOAAAHHHH! i'm a lipbalm fanatic and i have many cool flavours BUT THIS is just AWESOMEEE!!! you are so creative!! i will DEFINITELY try this!!!!

one question though, can you just use Vaseline and omit the beeswax?
please reply

the beeswax basically holds the whole thing together and kinda stops it going into a gooey mess :)

Putting bacon grease on your lips is the same as fat in the pan, to the sun. You will cook your lips. Might be better to skip that part.