How to make a natural homemade lip balm

February 16, 2020

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Lip balms are an essential part of your skincare routine. Nobody enjoys having dry and chapped lips and it’s time to take care of them the right way by making a homemade lip balm.


Today, I‘m going to share with you how I make my natural lip balm and the best part is that the recipe is very customizable. You can use your favorite oils and scents and create something that suits your skin type.


What I like about homemade lip balms is that I don‘t have to be on the lookout for the perfect gloss because I made it myself. And it‘s so much better than most store-bought products. Some dried my lips, others had a strange smell, and I was never completely satisfied.


After I started making my chapstick all that changed. My lips are hydrated with oils that my skin likes and if I lose or finish it I can make myself a new one.

It‘s also a cool gift that I’m sure your partner or friends would enjoy and everyone would appreciate the time and effort you put in.

What you need to do first is to choose the right ingredients. Your lip balm may have 3 ingredients or 10. It’s up to you.

What can you put in?



Coconut oil

Castor oil

Vitamin E

Shea butter

Almond oil


Olive oil

Essential oils (orange, lavender, tea tree, etc.)


Why are these ingredients good for the lips?


Beeswax hydrates your lips and protects them against the sun’s harmful rays and is a preventative measure against cold sores. It is suitable for dry and chapped lips.

Coconut oil has a nice smell and is a common ingredient in the skincare industry. It helps the appearance of smoother, softer lips and it is an oil that is easy to work with because of how fast it melts.

Castor oil contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E. It helps nourish the lips and restores chapped skin. Castor oil is a wonderful helper during the cold winter months.

Vitamin E is a lifesaver for chapped lips. It softens and soothes them. You only need a few drops. Vitamin E is also an antioxidant that repairs the skin.

Shea butter is the number one ingredient in lip balms because of its ability to moisturize and nourish the lips. It helps in the process of collagen formation and reduces inflammation.

Almond oil is hypoallergenic and easily absorbed by the skin. It contains Vitamin E and reduces irritation. It improves the appearance of discolored lips making them look healthy and soft.

Honey is an antibacterial that moisturizes the lips. It protects against cold sores and it adds a nice smell to your homemade chapstick.

Olive oil is the most common oil that most people have in the kitchen and you can make a great gloss with it. It gives the lips a slight shine and prevents them from drying out.

Essential oils are a nice way to personalize your lip balm because they add a scent to the whole mixture.

Now that you learned about these ingredients you can choose a few and create your homemade lip balm.

How to make your lip balm


For this recipe, I chose four ingredients but you can substitute those for what you have instead.

What you need:

1 tablespoon of beeswax

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

2 drops of sweet orange oil (optional)

2 drops of tea tree oil (optional)

To melt the oils use a heat-safe container and put it in a pan filled with water. Use the lowest temperature to avoid burning the oils.

Start by melting the hardest oils. First, melt the beeswax and wait until it has reached a completely liquid state, then add the coconut oil and stir until you have obtained a homogeneous mixture.

While our oils are nice and liquidy you can add a few drops of your essential oils. I chose sweet orange oil because I like the smell of oranges and it gives the balm a refreshing scent.

Your lip balm will start to harden fast so just in case, mix it all together and make sure you have prepared the containers you want to put them in.

Pour the liquid into the empty containers using a pipette or a funnel.

Leave the finished glosses aside at room temperature. If it is very warm stick them for a few minutes in the refrigerator so they can tighten.This recipe is good for one lip balm but if you want to make more just increase the measurements.


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If you want to know how to make a homemade lip scrub in addition to your lip balm click here. 

Tell me in the comments whether you have tried my recipe or do you have another one that you enjoy?

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Have a wonderful day. See you next time.


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