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DIY: How to make Natural Homemade Lip Balm

Published on January 8th 2015 by under DIY

In the dried-out seasons of the shivery winter, most of the things in nature dry out- dry breeze, dry leaves, dry lakes, dry skin and dry lips… there’s no moisture of the summer contrary, and it’s all DRY actually!!! ..and devoid of this enervating xerotes, we all look forward to retain the ‘moist’ in us. But, at the same time, we all know about the vices of the chemicals present in our not-very-natural lotions and balms, actually harming us in the longer run.

Although, some lip balm makers like Burt’s Bee claim their product to be ‘earth-friendly’, but how about making something right at the comfort at our homes, that is not just soothing, but also contributes to our NATURAL-HEALTH, especially, when it comes to sensitive body parts like lips that contribute to a bigger a percentage of our persona?!!

Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade Lip Balm

Picture 1: Homemade Lip Balm

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A pair of healthy Lips is something that we use to deliver our mind’s words or kiss our loved and little ones! Hence, like always, we are here to share with you the secret recipes for making lip balms with household items (that which you can even gift your loved ones) that are for healthy, smooth, moistened lips and benefits you by protecting your chapped lips even in the arid depths of winter!

1. Homemade Organic Lip Balm with Vitamin E

Homemade Organic Lip Balm

Homemade Organic Lip Balm

Picture 2: Homemade Organic Lip Balm

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  • Grated beeswax or beeswax pastilles – 1 Tbsp
  • Virgin coconut oil – 1 Tbsp
  • A dash of organic raw honey – a dash
  • Vitamin E – 2 capsules
  • Essential oil – Several drops (you can try combinations of different essential oils and flavors to make your own customized collection of lip balms)

How to make

Beeswax is a very common base for making a lip balm at home. First, melt the beeswax in a double boiler, as you add in the honey and coconut oil. Wait until the beeswax melts and blended together. Add and keep stirring the contents of the vitamin E capsules (this also acts as a preservative). When done, pour into containers/tubes/small jars and allow it to cool. Apply this mixture as you need, but do not apply it in excess.

2. Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

Picture 3: Tinted Homemade Lip Balm

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  • Coconut oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Olive oil / Almond oil / Grapeseed oil / Jojoba oil / Mango butter (oil) – 2 Tbsp
  • Chopped beeswax – 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon essential oil and lime essential oil (but you can also replace lemon with other essential oils like lavender, orange etc.) – 5 Drops each
  • Any tint to add color: Beet juice would add a natural pink tint to your lips, or you can also use your eye shadow, lipstick or blush

How to make

Mix the above ingredients and then pour the mixture into a double boiler and allow it to melt slowly above medium-high fire. To this, use a spoon to add any of the above tints for coloration. Allow the mixture to cool completely before poring it to a container, and then use it as and when u need.

3. Homemade Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Lanolin

Homemade Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Lanolin

Homemade Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Lanolin

Picture 3: Homemade Lip Balm with Shea Butter and Lanolin

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  • Shea butter – 1 Tbsp
  • Sweet almond oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Chopped beeswax – 1 Tbsp
  • Lanolin – 1 Tbsp
  • Vitamin E oil – 5 drops
  • Peppermint oil or Tea tree oil – 5 drops

How to make

Pour the above-mentioned ingredients as a mixture into a double boiler as you keep melting it slowly on medium heat by using a spoon stirring it briskly making sure that the ingredients are mixed homogeneously and get smooth. Next, pour this mixture into a container. Use this balm liberally on your lips, as they get chapped.

4. Homemade Vegan Lip Balm without Beeswax

Homemade Lip Balm without Beeswax

Homemade Vegan Lip Balm without Beeswax

 Picture 4: Homemade Vegan Lip Balm without Beeswax

Source: instructables.com


  • Petroleum jelly – 1 Tbsp
  • Peppermint extract – 3 drops
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp

How to make

This recipe is quick and easy. Take the petroleum jelly in a bowl and heat this in the microwave oven for about 30 seconds. When done, mix in the peppermint extract, mixing it well again. Next, add the one-teaspoon honey, while mixing the mixture vigorously. Now it’s almost done, as you put the mixture into a container covering this with a lid. Allow it to set overnight, but do leave the lid off. The next morning, test a little applying this with your finger. If you feel it has set well, then it is done. Cover it again with the lid on.


  • Adding zinc oxide to any lip balm recipe makes it a sunscreen lip balm, which would in turn help you lighten your dark lips.
  • Anti-viral property of neem oil and tea tree oil in your lip balm helps you heal cold sores in the lips.
  • Cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil and vanilla extract in your lip balm have the property to soothe your lips at the same time.
  • Adding aloe vera gel to your lip balm controls the SPF (sun protection factor).
  • For making your own lip balm chap stick (lip balm stick out of crayons), you can watch a video here.

Video: How to make ‘Kool Aid’ Lip Balm

3 thoughts on “DIY: How to make Natural Homemade Lip Balm

  1. patty says:

    Great ideas for recipes! I can’t wait to try them but wonder if there were any vegan lip balm recipes? because the one here uses honey so that negates the vegan status.

  2. Emma says:

    I love your veagan lip balm! Thanks for helping me find a nice, doable recipe! If you can I would like to get emails from you!

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