All Natural Homemade Lip Balm

As promised, an easy Beauty DIY~ All Natural Homemade Lip Balm! If I can do it, you can do it. πŸ™‚ It’s so e.a.s.y. Another reason I love this DIY is because I have chronically dry lips and use a ton of lip balm. Making my own with all natural ingredients saves money and I know I’m not ingesting harmful chemicals. Winning!

So let’s begin!

Homemade All Natural Lip Balm

Portions: Instead of giving you exact measurements for each ingredient, I’ll provide you a guideline. You can add more or less, depending on your preference… but in general, all the ingredients will be around 1 teaspoon each (makes a few 5 gram containers worth).

What you’ll need and why:

  • A small saucepan. I bought an individual egg pan for $7. You’ll be melting wax in this saucepan, so you may want to designate this saucepan as your beauty DIY saucepan (buy here).
  • Containers. I purchased them on Amazon (buy here).

  • Ingredients (from left to right).
    • Beeswax: 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon (Buy here)
      • Sole purpose is to help hold the shape of the balm. Provides no moisture. The less you use, the softer your balm will be.
      • TIP: If you decide to not use any beeswax, make sure to cool lip balm overnight. Even after cooling, your lip balm will act like Vaseline- melting instantly upon the heat of your fingers, so avoid heat (aka: don’t leave in your pocket or in the car).
    • Cocoa Butter: 0 to 1 teaspoon (Buy here)
      • An excellent moisturizer and adds a cocoa scent.
    • Coconut Oil: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon (Buy here)
      • Coconut oil softens the balm making it oily and moisturizing.
      • TIP: If you plan on NOT using any beeswax, but want to include coconut oil… then I suggest you skip the Vaseline, or just don’t use the full amount. A full teaspoon of coconut oil and a full teaspoon of Vaseline may make your lip balm too soft without the help of beeswax.
    • Vaseline: 0 to 1/2 teaspoon (Buy here)
      • You can interchange this with coconut oil. Add none, or add a little of both! Just don’t make Vaseline and coconut oil your primary ingredients if you’re not going to use beeswax.
    • Shea Butter: 1 teaspoon (Buy here)
      • Super moisturizing, fragrance free and not too runny. In my opinion, it’s a MUST and the primary ingredient.
    • Others:
      • Few drops of scented essential oils (peppermint is my favorite) and/or a few drops of Vitamin E. (Buy here)


  1. If you decide to use beeswax in your lip balm- Melt about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of beeswax over low heat.
  2. Once the beeswax is melted, add in the other ingredients you’ve decided to include and stir + melt! There’s no wrong answer, so feel free to pick and choose your ingredients based on your preferences!
  3. For a clear lip balm, you’re done! Use a small spoon to pour melted lip balm into your container. Set aside to cool.
  4. For a tinted lip balm, add a dab of your favorite tinted lip balm (as shown in the visual above) or add in a pinch of a mineral blush/eye shadow in the desired color. I used Bare Minerals in I’m Amused Rouge. It gave the lip balm a lot of color in the jar, but it goes on very sheer.

My personal favorite proportions πŸ™‚

  • Vaseline: 3/4Β  teaspoon (I don’tΒ  use any coconut oil because I don’t like the smell of coconut)
  • Cocoa Butter: 1/2 teaspoon (I only use a little, because I also don’t like the smell of cocoa)
  • Shea Butter: 1 full teaspoon (My favorite ingredient)
  • Peppermint Oil: 1-2 drops (I like minty lip balms)
  • Beeswax: 1/4 teaspoonΒ  (Just enough to keep my lip balm from being too runny)

I love making my own lip balm, and I hope you’ll give it a try. All natural ingredients, customized colors, and it’s so easy and fun!
So, what will you include in your lip balm? Please share!~

Until next time, stay pretty… inside and out. xo

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  2. May 6, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    any way to make this without heat

  3. shacola
    January 24, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    If i wanted to make a orange tint cant i just use a orange mica

    • January 27, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      You probably could. I would just start with a very little amount and build to the color you want. Good luck and let me know how it goes!

  4. Mackenzie
    December 18, 2013 / 10:11 am

    Could I melt down a 100% beeswax candle?

  5. C awesomeness
    July 24, 2013 / 8:08 am

    I make too much lip cosmetics…. Especially lip scrubs πŸ™‚

  6. Heather Wallis
    February 18, 2013 / 5:09 am

    How long is the shelf life for this lip balm?

  7. Kristina
    January 20, 2013 / 10:45 am

    For tinting you could also use a touch of kool aid, the kind that does not have the sugar/sweetener mixed in with it. Just remember, a little goes a LONG way.

  8. January 13, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Is there a way to make it tinted on lips?

  9. Emily
    December 20, 2012 / 5:21 pm

    You should stay away from vaseline…it is made with petroleum….a by- product of gasoline…a heavy metal that is highly toxic. There are great recipes out there that contain nothing but natural ingredients. I make one myself that contains beeswax, shae butter, a carrier oil (not going to spill that one), a tiny bit of coocnut oil and homemade beet powder (for color), it is wonderful and very safe. I do sell this product on my fb page called Naturally Made. CHECK IT OUT! YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM ANY PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS PETROLEUM AND MINERAL OIL…….THERE ARE SO MANY TOXINS IN PRODUCTS, IT IS CRAZY! Just trying to help πŸ™‚

    • October 1, 2016 / 6:55 am

      Hello Emily your right about petroleum and mineral oil people really should not use these oil high toxins. To the person who give this recipe thank you any way.

  10. Shelly
    December 19, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Do you know about how many .5 oz containers 1 batch makes?

    • December 21, 2012 / 1:27 am

      Really depends on how much of the ingredients you use… but with my mixture I outlined in the post, I think I made about 10-15 of them. Hope this helps!

  11. Tracey
    December 13, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    I would love to know where you found all of the ingredients and the cute balm containers…

    • December 14, 2012 / 2:40 am

      You can find the containers on Amazon (click here). The ingredients were purchased at Whole Foods. πŸ™‚ Good luck!!!

  12. Liz
    December 12, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    Where’d you get the pots for it?

  13. May 5, 2012 / 10:18 am

    Great post, I commend you for having the patience to do this!

  14. May 3, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    Wow, this is awesome! πŸ™‚