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!

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Benefits:

The benefits of making your own lip balm are plenty! Not only are you saving money, but you're also adding ingredients you know. More often than not, commercial lip balms are filled with ingredients that are bad for you. These ingredients include, but are not limited to, irritating dyes and perfumes, parabens, lanolin, BHA, and other chemicals that actually end up in your body.

Because lip balms go directly onto your lips, we think it's important that you know the ingredients. Most commercial lip balms contain lanolin, which is a substance made from sheep's hair and skin. Additionally, they also contain BHA preservatives, which have been proven to be carcinogenic.

Obviously making your own lip balm IS the better choice in every aspect. The ingredients in this recipe are not only all natural, but they are actually good for your lips!

Shea butter is extremely hydrating and moisturizing, so this recipe is great even for those with super dry lips.
Coconut oil also helps to seal in moisture and helps to keep lips looking young and plump.
Essential oils are all natural oils you can add to this recipe to give them a beautiful scent and help with healing.

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:

  • 2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 30+ drops peppermint essential oil or any other type of essential oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • dropper
  • lip balm containers or small pots

Directions:

  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!

Notes:

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

A quick and easy homemade lip balm recipe that's all natural and will leave lips silky soft.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Lip Balm
Keyword: lip balm, skin care
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $5

Equipment

  • Bottle dropper
  • Lip balm containers or small pots

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
  • 2 tbsp shea butter
  • 30+ drops peppermint essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a double boiler, melt the beeswax pastilles, shea butter, and coconut oil until all melted and combined together.
  • Remove pan from heat, but leave the mixture over the water to keep the mixture melted.
  • 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.
  • Use a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes or pour the mixture into small pots.
  • Do this quickly as the mixture will harden in no time!
  • Leave the balm at room temperature for a few hours until they're completely hardened.

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Notes

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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Paula Iacono
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
1 year ago

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

Anonymous
11 months ago

What did you add in order to make it colorful?

Rita98
9 months ago

This is a really easy recipe to follow! I added vanilla and a few drops of beet juice to make it more colorful and give a bit of a lip tint 🙂