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DIY Lip Balm

How to Create Your Own Lip Care Products

When it comes to any beauty routine, lip care is essential. To create the perfect pout, it’s important to make sure that you care for your lips first. For some of us, lips can be prone to dryness and they can appear cracked and chapped — especially during the winter months or in chillier climates — so it’s important to moisturize with lip balm.

Even though there are plenty of lip balm products sold by beauty brands and retailers, it is possible to make your own.

Here are the reasons why you should make your own lip balm and how to make lip balm at home with natural ingredients.

Why Make DIY Lip Balm?

Making your own lip balm comes with its own benefits, and it’s super easy to do and it’s inexpensive! You can make many batches of lip balms from a mixture of a few natural ingredients and they’re not time-consuming to create, so making your own DIY lip balm won’t take up much of your time.

Making your own lip balm is so much better because a DIY lip balm is non-toxic. Unless you purchase a lip balm from an organic beauty brand, many lip balms sold by beauty brands and retailers contain a number of toxic ingredients and chemicals. DIY lip balms contain natural and organic ingredients that soothe, nourish and moisturize your lips, and are better for your skin and health.

By creating your own DIY lip balm, you can tailor it to your preferences. You can add your favorite ingredients or avoid adding ingredients that you don’t like. For example, you might choose to add shea butter and raw coconut oil to your DIY lip balm, and you might decide to avoid adding mint oil if you really despise the scent. The choice is yours!

Best of all, handmade lip balms are great as gifts – and they won’t cost an arm and a leg! By making and giving away natural and organic lip balms, you can be sure to give your loved ones a present that is free from toxins and will moisturize their lips.

How to Make Lip Balm at Home With Natural Ingredients

As we previously mentioned, making lip balm at home is simple and easy to do. If you want to do this, then here are some suggestions on natural ingredients you could use:

  • Aloe vera
  • Argan oil
  • Shea butter
  • Lavender oil
  • Raw coconut
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Grapefruit oil
  • Almond butter
  • Cocoa butter
  • Jojoba oil
  • Honey
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Dried rosebuds
  • Rose oil
  • Vanilla oil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Beeswax
  • Raspberry gelatin mix

There are different recipes out there for homemade lip balm but the methods are similar. Melt the ingredients and mix in a bowl, leave to cool down and then transfer into reusable lip balm tins.

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DIY Lip Balm Recipes

Here are some DIY lip balm recipes to inspire you!

Rose Lip Balm

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • ½ tablespoon of castor oil
  • 3 tablespoons of rose oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter
  • ¼ teaspoon natural rose powder


  1. Melt the beeswax and add castor oil, rose oil and cocoa butter into a bowl with the melted beeswax.
  2. Add the natural rose powder to give the mixture its pink tint.
  3. Leave the mixture to cool down, then add to your lip balm containers and place in the fridge to set. And that’s it!

Honey Lip Balm

For this recipe you will need:

  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 4 teaspoons of sweet almond oil
  • 10g of cocoa butter
  • 10g of beeswax
  • 15g of shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter.
  2. Add sweet almond oil and honey and stir until the mixture is runny.
  3. Add the vanilla extract for fragrance and blend the ingredients. Once the mixture is a little bit thick, pour into lip balm containers and leave to set.

Shea Butter Lip Balm

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey


  1. Add the shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil to a pot and heat on the cooker.
  2. Once the ingredients have melted, add the honey to the mixture.
  3. Mix until you achieve a smooth texture. Once you’ve done that, then leave the mixture to cool down.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled down, add to lip balm mini pots and leave to set.

Peppermint Oil Lip Balm

For this recipe you will need:

  • 3 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white beeswax pellets
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil


  1. Heat the beeswax in a pot and add the coconut oil and sweet almond oil.
  2. Stir the ingredients using chopsticks.
  3. Add the peppermint oil into the mix and stir.
  4. Once it’s all mixed in, leave to cool down. Then, place in lip balm tubes.