All Natural Homemade Lip Balm

Posted on May 3, 2012


As promised, an easy Beauty DIY~ All Natural Homemade Lip Balm! If I can do it, you can do it. :) 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 :)

  • Vaseline: 3/4  teaspoon (I don’t  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 teaspoon  (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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