Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm

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How to Make Coconut Lip Balm

Have you ever made lip balm before? Homemade lip balm is one of the easiest cosmetics you can make. It took me less than 5 minutes to make this!

My 3-year-old daughter has been fascinated with makeup lately. She loves to rub sparkle gel over her skin and is always sneaking into her play makeup she got for her birthday (I didn’t buy it for her). I honestly prefer her not to wear any of her play makeup because it isn’t good for her! Many makeup products contain phthalates, which are toxic and linked to reproductive abnormalities.

Keeping it natural is the way to go! Now, when my little 3-year-old wants to be a little glamorous I can pull out this lip balm and let her go to town.

Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Equipment

  • Double boiler (or saucepan and glass bowl)
  • Stirring utensil

Ingredients

*The red palm oil adds a little orange/red color to the lip balm while the olive oil leaves the lip balm a faint yellow color.

 Directions

  1. Heat coconut oil, beeswax and red palm oil or olive oil together in double boiler over low heat.
  2. Melt oils and wax together.
  3. Mix mixture well and pour into storage container.
  4. Let cool before using.

 

Question of the day: Have you ever made your own makeup? Did you like it? I’m thinking I may explore more into making different cosmetics using natural ingredients! :)

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About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.

30 comments… add one

  • Willow Black November 14, 2012, 9:08 am

    What a fabulously simple recipe! I’m looking forward to trying it out. I’m wondering about adding essential oils. Do you have a recommendation on an amount?
    Thanks for the great recipe!

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    • Kathy April 28, 2014, 3:50 am

      I’ve added a touch of peppermint EO to my lip balms. I also infused alkanet, an herb, to tint the balm red. (dont forget to strain the alkanet)

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  • Liz November 14, 2012, 11:04 am

    Yes! Making all my cosmetics and personal care items!
    It is a joy to be all natural!
    Try it!!

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  • Rachel B November 14, 2012, 11:51 am

    Do you know of any substitutes for beeswax to which I am highly allergic? Thank you.

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    • sonypepe April 27, 2013, 10:16 pm

      You can use soy wax.

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  • Sara November 14, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I added a little Shea butter to my last batch to give it staying power. And ALWAYS add 1 to 3 drops of Young Living essential oils like Peppermint for a “plumping” tingle effect or Thieves or Orange ;) A friend of mine bought some “candy flavored drops @ Michael’s recently but I’m not sure how toxic those would be :(

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  • Lori November 14, 2012, 1:52 pm

    Question..I saw a stick of beeswax at Ace Hardware the other day. It said it was great for many uses. I wonder if this beeswax would be okay to use to make lip balm? TIA!

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  • Lori November 14, 2012, 1:55 pm

    @Rachel B maybe soy wax? Use he same amount as you would beeswax. Or maybe Candelilla wax? Which you would use only about half the amount as you would beeswax.

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    • Rachel B November 14, 2012, 1:56 pm

      Thank you for your advice.

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  • Loretta E. November 16, 2012, 9:50 pm

    I do everything homemade except shampoo and conditioner. My hair just hasn’t taken to the homemade things I’ve tried so far. This lip balm looks great!

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    • The Coconut Mama November 17, 2012, 7:59 am

      Loretta E. » My hair doesn’t do too well on homemade shampoo either! I’m still on the look for something that will work for me.

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      • Kate June 7, 2013, 9:19 am

        I currently have the greasiest nastiest hair EVER! I am trying no poo and used way to much coconut oil in my hair the other day, going to try to go kinda poo and make some shampoo bars this weekend!

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  • Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures November 25, 2012, 11:19 am

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

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  • Cultured Palate (@culturedpal) November 28, 2012, 1:05 pm

    I have never made my own lip balm or makeup but would like to try!
    I would love to have you share this on Thursday at Tasty Traditions: http://myculturedpalate.com/

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  • Erin Kennard March 31, 2013, 4:29 am

    I have made my own before but I will try this. It has less ingredients than the one I previously made. I was wondering if I could add cosmetic coloring to it? I think it would make a nice lip gloss.

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  • Helen Crosbie April 23, 2013, 2:13 am

    What can be used instead of beeswax please? I’m vegan :)

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    • Tracey April 30, 2013, 9:18 pm

      Carnauba wax

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  • Maria Camacho June 3, 2013, 7:05 pm

    Can you recommend a type and source for beeswax ?

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  • Kimberly July 10, 2013, 5:31 pm

    Success! Today was my first try at making something natural and this recipe was awesome and easy! The clean up was the worse part but wiping with papertowel, then oil ,then boiling water, then soapy water did the trick. Question, what is the shelf life of this lip balm? Also, I found that 1 TBS = 1/2 oz. of beeswax, for those wondering. Thank you! My natural journey has just begun!

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  • Elisa September 2, 2013, 9:57 am

    What is the size of the container you used? And does this lipbalm recipe set hard enough to use chapstick tubes? Thanks!

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  • Brenda Zoschke McLaughlin October 3, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Would apricot kernel oil work in place of red palm or olive oil?

    Reply
  • ZoeOlivia October 3, 2013, 4:21 pm

    this may be a stupid question, but why can i never see the products on the village green site?

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  • Kye October 28, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Could this be safely tinted with beet juice?? And safety precautions if so?

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  • Pat Blair January 20, 2014, 5:19 am

    Yes, I have started making my own cosmetics and skin care products and so far have been happy with them.

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  • Shannan Bacon March 19, 2014, 11:38 am

    I’m loving my new found hobby of making homemade body products, I’ve created so far 12 body scrubs & 4 Shea body butters and looking forward to making lip balms, body cubes and so much more. I will be trying this recipe in the near future

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  • Rebecca Diabira June 5, 2014, 2:46 pm

    Can you add any flavors to the balm?

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  • Kara June 18, 2014, 7:26 am

    I wouldn’t recommend using palm oil since the majority of it comes from deforestation in Indonesia, which has killed and relocated thousands of orangutans. (and other intelligent species)

    I will use beeswax and coconut oil though. :-)

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  • Mel Dixon July 5, 2014, 4:33 am

    Hi,
    I was wondering if this recipe would allow for natural powdered fruit flavors to be added and maybe what quantity considering it’s a dry ingredient?? Thanks :)

    Reply

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