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DIY All Natural Lip Balm

Homemade Lip Balm

With all the media coverage about the harsh and damaging chemicals that are in our beauty products, I thought I would give this little DIY craft a shot.  Making for a great stocking stuffer or gift addition for friends and family.  I placed a tin on each of my families night stand.  Gotta keep those puckers soft over the harsh winters.

This was the easiest craft, it took from start to finish (including printing the labels) 30 minutes.  I included the my design at the bottom of the post.

I ordered my supplies from Lip Balm Tubes.   I used my own Organic Coconut Oil and Honey.

  • Beeswax pellets
  • Essential Oil (your choice)
  • Lip Balm Tins
  • Pippettes
  • Ink Jet Labels

Ingredients for Lip Balm Heating up Ingredients for Lip BalmFinished Lip Balm

 Label design belowLip tin 2

Lip tin 3

DIY All Natural Lip Balm

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes


  • 8 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Beeswax pellets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Raw Honey
  • 30 drops essential oil I used cinnamon
  • 30 lip balm tins
  • label


  • Set a small saucepan filled with several inches of water over low simmer.
  • Place Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Honey and Essential oil in a medium glass bowl and set bowl on top of pan filled with simmering water.
  • Heat and stir occasionally for 15 minutes.
  • The Beeswax pellets will take the longest to melt.
  • Meanwhile, open your tins, print your labels.
  • Once everything is melted take off heat, but keep glass bowl on saucepan so that your ingredients don't harden.
  • Using a dropper fill each tin almost to the top.
  • All your balm will be harden with in 5 minutes.
  • Once they are cool, slide lids back on.
  • Place sticker on each tin.
  • Your done, easy peasy


If you have trouble cleaning your glass bowl, stick it in freezer. Then wax should crack off easily.


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14 comments on “DIY All Natural Lip Balm”

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    Yvonne Robinson

    Hi Amy… Gosh, I noticed that this was posted quite some time ago… I’m in the process of ordering the products that I’ll need to try this recipe and I’m very excited about it. Question… Does this solidify enough to work well with a tub as opposed to a “pot” sort of container?

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    Christy Roppel

    I can’t wait to try this! I do have a question: some lip balms are really hard. Is this soft enough to use with your finger to apply to lips?


  3. Just wondering, I have a block of beeswax and wanted to use it in this recipe. How much in weight will the beeswax be?

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    Christa Thiessen

    I have trouble with the honey separating from the mixture and setting at the bottom any advice for this!?

    1. Christa,
      I have heard that this can be a problem and it has to do with the heat of the ingredients or the thickness of the honey. Try adding the honey last as soon as you take everything off the heat and stir it in quickly, everything will be the same consistency and should blend better.
      Hope this helps,

    1. Ang,
      I am so glad you liked it. I am almost out of my last batch, time to make another. I think I am going to try orange essential oil in honor of spring.
      xo Amy

  5. This is a great, simple lip balm recipe. Thanks for the easy to follow instructions. I’m trying a variation on this later today! 🙂 BTW, I love your blog.

  6. Hi! I’m from Argentina, and I had a question. How can I replace the beeswax? Or in what kind of place could I find it? Because I have no idea where I could buy it.
    Thank you so much!

    1. Daniela,
      You can substitute Natural Wax Jelly or Candelilla Wax. Here in the States most craft stores sell Beeswax, maybe it will be the same in Argentina?? Hope this helps. Amy

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