4.9 from 52 reviews
Say goodby to dry lips! Learn how to make your own lip balm with this easy recipe that will nourish your lips with coconut oil, honey, and essential oils! Homemade lip balm was one of the first homemade beauty products that I made and I haven’t purchased lip balm since I started making it myself!
- Author: Tiffany Pelkey
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 lip tubes 1x
- Category: DIY
- 3 tbs coconut oil (1.38 ounces) (virgin or expeller pressed)
- 1 tbs sweet almond oil (.48 ounces) (Jojoba oil, olive oil, avocado oil may also be used instead of almond oil)
- 2 tbs beeswax pastilles (1 ounce) (or use carnauba wax )
- 20 drops of essential oil – I used lavender essential oil (optional)
- 1/2 tsp honey* (optional )
- 8–10 tubes empty lip balm containers or lip balm tins
- Remove the lids from the lip balm tubes and secure them upright with a large rubber band.
- Measure the coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax and pour them into a double boiler pot.
- Turn the heat on low-medium heat and let the oils and wax melt completely.
- Remove from the pan from heat and stir in the raw honey (if using), and your favorite essential oils.
- Pour the mixture into the upright tubes (or lip balm tin).
- Allow the lip balm to set and then cap the containers.
- This recipe will fill 8-12 lip balm tubes.
Store your homemade lip balm out of direct sunlight. This products has a shelf life of two years if stored at room temperature.
*I love adding raw honey to my lip balm and have done so many times. Unfortunately, some readers have said that the honey sunk to the bottom of their containers. You may leave it out completely if you do not wish to use it. This lip balm is still very good without it.