How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

The DIY world has a way of simultaneously inspiring me and making me feel terrible about myself. Admiring blogs crafty concoctions from afar is one thing, but actually trying to make something they suggest? Not a chance. I can barely cut in a straight line, let alone actually create something useful, or good looking.

However, I am always on the hunt for easy DIY activities, things I can do in about an hour on a rainy day. Enter: homemade lip balm. Shockingly easy to make, even the most inept DIYer can do it! Follow these lip balm recipes, and I promise you won’t regret it.


1. Coconut Rose Lip Balm from My Baking Addiction

What You Will Need:

1/8 cup Coconut Oil (available at most grocery stores or health food stores)

1/4 cup Beeswax (available at craft stores)

1/8 cup Shea Butter (available at craft stores or health food stores)

1 tsp Coconut or Vanilla Extract

1/4 cup Rose Petals (fresh or dried), feel free to substitute a different flower or herb here

1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil (available at craft stores)

*This recipe makes enough for about 6 tubes or small containers

How to Assemble:

1. Measure all of the ingredients into a small saucepan or Pyrex container.

2. Heat on low until everything is melted, or if using microwave heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted.

3. Strain petals if you wish, I left them in, they look really pretty!

4. Pour into sanitized containers of your choice Let cool completely (couple hours) and they’re ready to use!


2. Sparkly Strawberry Lip Balm from Torie Jayne

What You’ll Need: 

2 tbsp beeswax pellets

4 tbsp sunflower oil Strawberry flavour oil

Pink food paste


Microwavable glass jug

Lipstick shavings

Edible glitter

How to Assemble: 

1. Start by placing 2 tablespoons of the beeswax pellets and 4 tablespoons of sunflower oil in a glass jug.

2. Heat in the microwave on low to medium power until the beeswax pellets have melted.

3.Remove jug from microwave and stir with a metal spoon.

4. Using a pipette, add a few drops of strawberry oil.

5. Gradually add lipstick shavings to the jug of liquid.

6. Stir mixture with metal spoon and continue adding lipstick shavings until you achieve desired shade and the colour is even.

7. Using a clean pipette, transfer lip balm to pots. In a small glass pot, melt half a teaspoon of beeswax pellets with a teaspoon of oil in the microwave until beeswax pellets have melted.

8. Add a drop of strawberry oil and stir with a metal spoon. Leave to set for one hour.


3. Crystal Light Lip Gloss from Love U Madly 

What You’ll Need:

Vaseline or Un-Petroleum

Jelly Crystal Light (I used Cherry Pomegranate and Raspberry Lemonade, and Kool-Aid apparently work as well)

A small container

A mixing tool

How to Assemble:

1. Fill the empty small container with your Un-Petroleum Jelly.

2. Add the Crystal Light. Keep adding and stirring till you have your desired color.

3. If you put it on right away it will be exfoliating.

4. Wait an hour and the granules will dissolve. Pucker up!


4. Mint Chocolate Lip Gloss from FOOD + WORDS

What You'll Need:

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon pure almond oil

1 teaspoon cocoa butter

3-4 drops pure vitamin E oil

1-2 drops pure peppermint extract

3-4 semisweet chocolate chips

How to Assemble:

1. Place all ingredients in a small heat-safe bowl (glass or metal is good) and set aside.

2. Place a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water in it over medium-low heat, and heat until the water is steaming and simmering.

3. Set the bowl on top of the steaming pot of water, taking care that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.

4. Using a small spoon or spatula, slowly melt the ingredients until they are melted and thoroughly combined. This should take about 5 minutes.

5. When the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth, pour the lip gloss into a sterilized small container and allow to cool to room temperature until solid, about 1 hour.

6. Store the lip gloss in your purse or in the fridge, but be cautious that it will melt under hot temperatures! Apply with your finger or a small brush. The lip gloss should keep for up to two months.


What’s your favorite DIY Lip Balm recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

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