How to Make Organic Lip Balm at Home

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I began making my very own DIY lip balm years in the past after my favourite wholesome model of chapstick added soy and canola oil. Yuck! This pure lip balm recipe is simple to make with only a few components. Plus it’s moisturizing to assist combat dry lips all 12 months lengthy.

DIY Lip Balm Recipe

Making your personal lip balm at residence is straightforward and rather a lot lower than shopping for natural manufacturers on the retailer. These additionally make a fantastic reward merchandise, stocking stuffer, or secure play make-up for teenagers. I preserve rather a lot available when doula-ing to provide to laboring mothers as hospital air can actually dry out pores and skin and lips.

And lip balm makes use of all-natural components that can be used to make dozens of different pure pores and skin and physique care recipes. You could find coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter in my different DIY tasks like lotion and physique butter.

Shopping for Natural Lip Balm

Too brief on time or don’t really feel like making your personal? Right here’s the place to get wholesome, pure lip balm!

The way to Make Lip Balm

Since lip merchandise are utilized proper subsequent to the mouth and nostril, it’s essential to me that they’ve secure, pure components. Particularly if my children are utilizing them! Whereas I used coconut oil, there are plenty of completely different provider oil choices. Coconut oil is stable at cooler temperatures so it creates a firmer lip balm. It additionally has some delicate SPF properties.

If you need one thing just a little softer you should use much less beeswax, or sub as much as half of the coconut oil with one other liquid oil. Utilizing simply liquid oil will make for a softer lip balm although. Listed here are a number of lip nourishing choices:

Castor oil leaves a pleasant shine on the lips and is a well-liked ingredient in do-it-yourself lip gloss recipes. It received’t exchange the coconut oil 1 to 1 on this recipe. However you may exchange about 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil for a shinier look and clean really feel.

Important Oils for Lip Balm

Aromatherapy is huge nowadays, however not all the merchandise on retailer cabinets use actual important oils. Whereas children (and a few adults) might love the odor, strawberry bubble gum-scented lip balm isn’t precisely pure. However not each important oil is secure to make use of on the lips both.

Sure oils, like cinnamon bark and lemongrass, might be actually irritating. Particularly on extra delicate areas just like the lips. Many important oils might be secure on the lips as much as 5% dilution, which is about 60 drops right here. Nevertheless, I desire to make use of a lot lower than that.

Listed here are a number of lip secure choices:

There are a number of that odor actually yummy that didn’t make the record. Lime, bergamot and some different oils may cause photosensitivity if an excessive amount of is used earlier than solar publicity. Translation: suppose swelling, redness, and lip injury.

One thing like lemon is secure to make use of at a 1% dilution max, however going over secure ranges may cause solar injury. You should still not need to use lemon lip balm after which go sunbathing for an hour although.

For essentially the most half, although, you may combine and match any lip-safe important oil to your choice.

Selecting a Container

I normally use these lip balm tubes for simple software however repurposed little jars or tins work very well too. I had a bunch of tiny sample-size jam jars that had been in our room at a resort one time and they’re good for this as nicely.

A Notice on Wax

I sometimes use beeswax pastilles when making lip balm. It helps harden the lip balm and gives a protecting coating on the lips. For varied causes, some folks desire to make a vegan lip balm and candelilla wax works as a sub. It’s tougher than beeswax although so much less is required.

If you happen to haven’t made your personal magnificence merchandise earlier than, I’d encourage you to attempt it! The essential recipe is beneath, however have enjoyable experimenting with the oils and flavors to get the scent and taste you want. Mint is my favourite, particularly within the winter!

Selfmade Lip Balm Recipe

Katie Wells

Simply make and customise your personal do-it-yourself chapstick with all pure components.

Prep Time 3 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Cooling Time 2 hrs

Complete Time 2 hrs 13 minutes

Servings 18 lip balm tubes


  • Add about an inch of water to the underside of a small pan and warmth over medium warmth.

  • Place a small heat-safe jar (pint dimension or smaller) within the water, being cautious to not get any water contained in the jar. It’s also possible to use a double boiler or a glass bowl perched on prime of a small pot of water if most popular.

  • Add the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and tablespoon of beeswax to the jar and slowly soften, stirring often. Make sure that to not get any water within the jar.

  • When all of the components are melted, stir nicely and switch off the warmth, however depart jar within the water to maintain heat.

  • Stir within the important oils.

  • Use a glass dropper to shortly fill the lip balm containers, like tubes or lip balm tins.

  • The combination will settle barely because it cools, so I prime off the containers after about 2 minutes as they begin to harden.

  • Let sit with out touching for a number of hours or till utterly hardened.


  • Shelf life and storage: Preserve in a cool, dry place for as much as a 12 months. The non-compulsory vitamin E oil helps prolong the shelf life even additional. 
  • This may make a medium agency lip balm. If you happen to desire a firmer model, you may add extra beeswax, as much as double the advisable quantity. If you happen to desire a smoother and extra oily lip chap, you may cut back the quantity of beeswax.

Extra DIY Lip Recipes

Wish to department out and take a look at extra DIY skincare recipes? Listed here are some extra I’ve created over time:

Do you make any of your personal lip balm? What recipes would you wish to attempt? Share beneath!

This lip chap is easy to make and completely natural. There are endless variations and you can use the same ingredients to make many other recipes!

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