Homemade Lip Balm Recipe For Soft, Kissable Lips

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe For Soft, Kissable Lips

By Aniela M / January 29, 2018

Making your own lip balm is actually one of the easiest DIYs you could do, not to mention it'll come at a fraction of the cost a store bought balm would cost you! So why not get crafty and start making your own? You can choose your scents and flavors, and it's actually a super cool activity to do with your friends or even your kids! We love this homemade lip balm recipe because it's sort of a dupe of Burt's Bees lip balm, but with none of the cost!

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

homemade lip balm

The ingredients in this homemade lip balm recipe are all 100% natural, and, once you have these on hand, you'll be able to make hundreds of different variations!

You'll Need:


  1. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax pastilles, shea butter, and coconut oil until all melted and combined together.
  2. Remove pan from heat, but leave the mixture over the water to keep the mixture melted.
  3. Start by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil and then smelling the mixture to make sure the scent is to your liking. If you like the scent, add 30-40 drops and stir well.
  4. Use a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes or pour the mixture into small pots.
  5. Do this quickly as the mixture will harden in no time!
  6. Leave the balm at room temperature for a few hours until they're completely hardened.
  7. Use as you would any lip balm!


If you'd like a harder, longer lasting lip balm, add a tsp or two of beeswax, and if you'd like a softer lip balm, use a little less.

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homemade lip balm recipe

Paula Iacono

You don’t indicate how many this will make…..or where to purchase beeswax pastilles or shea butter for the best prices….

Aniela M

Hi Paula,

It all depends on the size of the pot you use, but this recipe will make about 2-3 tbsp worth of lip balm, or 2 small lip balm containers. You can purchase beeswax and/or shea butter at your local health store or on Amazon 🙂


Hi aniela,
What is the expiry date of this lip balm?

Aniela M

It should last for quite a bit of time, I’d say a year or so, so long as you keep it out of extreme heat and sun 🙂


What did you add in order to make it colorful?

Aniela M

If you want, you can add a couple of drops of comsetic grade color or pigments. In this case though, we added a few drops of beet juice, which is all natural!

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