10 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes To Moisturize Your Lips Naturally

Homemade Lip Balm

The basic ingredients for homemade lip balm include beeswax, carrier oils or butters, and often essential oils. You'll also find recipes here that include extra ingredients such as honey and cocoa powder.

Here are some general tips for how to make lip balm:

  • For lip balm containers, you can use lip balm tubes, small round tins, small glass containers, or something similar.
  • For filling lip balm tubes, you might find a glass medicine dropper useful.
  • Remember the mixture is hot, so take care when filling containers!
  • For recipes that use essential oils, make sure you use genuine, authentic (sometimes called therapeutic-grade) essential oils.
  • Ideally, use as many organic ingredients as possible.

1. Simple DIY Lip Balm

Here's a basic lip balm recipe that makes about one tube. Feel free to add one  drop of essential oil of your choice after you remove the mixture from the heat.

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated beeswax
  1. Melt ingredients on low in a microwave or use a double boiler on the stove.
  2. Remove from heat and stir until well mixed.
  3. Pour into a small, clean container and let cool.
  4. Use on your lips as needed.

Source: EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs

Lip Balm Supplies

Here are links to supplies to
make your own lip balm:

Almond oil
Beeswax
Calendula-infused oil
Castor oil
Cocoa butter
Coconut oil
Essential oils
Jojoba oil
Lip balm tubes
Lip balm tins

Shea butter
Sunflower oil
Vitamin E oil

2. Lavender Coconut Lip Balm Recipe


Makes about 5 ounces (about 10 containers) of lip balm.

  • 4 tablespoons beeswax, chopped or grated
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 5 drops vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  1. Melt the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring   occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and then stir in the vitamin E and lavender essential oil.
  3. Carefully pour the mixture into lip balm containers.
  4. Let the balm cool until firm, and then use as desired.

Source: Overthrow Martha

3. Peppermint Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Fills about 5 one-inch circular tins.

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond or olive oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil on the stove.
  2. In a heat-proof glass cup or dish, mix the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil.
  3. Place the glass cup in the boiling water and stir the ingredients until they are melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the peppermint essential oil.
  5. Pour the mixture into containers. Let set for 24 hours before using.

Source: Hip2Save

4. Minty Chocolate DIY Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm for chocolate lovers!

  • 1/2 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated beeswax
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil (or squeeze the oil out of 2 punctured vitamin E capsules)
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  1. Place the shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil in a double boiler.
  2. Heat over VERY low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Do not let the mixture go over 175 degrees, or the shea butter might become a little gritty.)
  3. Add the beeswax and stir until completely melted.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and then add the honey, cocoa powder, vitamin E, and essential oil, whisking until everything is incorporated and smooth.
  5. Transfer the mixture into lip balm tubes or tins and let set for 3 hours.

Source: Crunchy Betty

5. Lemongrass Lip Balm

Quickly fill your lip balm containers, as this recipe starts to harden immediately.

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil (8 capsules)
  • 5 to 10 drops lemongrass essential oil (you could also use other essential oils, such as rosewood)
  1. Place a heat-proof glass cup in a small saucepan of boiling water. 
  2. Add the beeswax and coconut oil to the cup, stirring until completely melted.
  3. Remove the cup from the heat and stir in the vitamin E oil and essential oil.
  4. Fill your lip balm containers.

Source: Dear Crissy

6. Honey Homemade Lip Balm

A taste of honey!

  • 3 teaspoons grated beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons sunflower, castor, or jojoba oil
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  1. Melt the beeswax and carrier oil in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine.
  2. Remove from heat and then thoroughly stir in honey and essential oil.
  3. Pour the mixture into containers. Let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving.

Source: Martha Stewart Living

7. Coconut Mango Butter DIY Lip Balm

Lip Balm Tube

Makes about 9 tubes.

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon mango butter
  • 1 tablespoon calendula-infused oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
  • 5 to 10 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a heat-proof glass measuring cup.
  2. Place the cup in a saucepan containing a few inches of water.
  3. Heat the water on a low setting until the mango butter and beeswax pastilles  melt completely.
  4. Stir the mixture gently and remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the essential oil.
  6. Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes or tins.

Source: The Nerdy Farm Wife

8. Extra Moisturizing Lip Balm

Makes about 5 tubes.

  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon grated beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 to 20 drops essential oil of your choice (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients except essential oil in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir continuously over low to medium-low heat until everything is melted.
  3. Remove from heat and then stir in essential oil.
  4. Immediately pour into clean containers. Let cool for a couple of hours before using.

Source: Thank Your Body

9. Coconut Oil Vanilla Homemade Lip Balm

Makes 10 to 15 tubes.

  • 2 tablespoons mango butter or cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated beeswax (or beeswax pastilles)
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  1. Place mango or cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax into a small heat-proof glass cup.
  2. Place the cup into a saucepan containing one to two inches of water.
  3. Heat water on medium-low, stirring occasionally, to melt the ingredients.
  4. Remove the cup from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the hot mixture into lip balm containers.

Source: Radiant Life Homemade Lip Balm

10. Sunflower Lip Balm Recipe

Fills 3 or 4 lip balm tubes.

  • 3/4 teaspoon sunflower wax
  • 1/2 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1-/2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon castor oil
  1. Add all ingredients to a heat proof measuring cup or jar.
  2. Place the cup in a saucepan filled with a few inches of water.
  3. Heat over a medium heat until everything is melted.
  4. Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes.

Source: The Nerdy Farm Wife

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