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How to Make Lip Balm with All Natural Ingredients

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Make Lip Balm at Home with All Natural Ingredients!

Did you know that it is ridiculously easy to make your own lip balm? This recipe takes just 2 or 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make! If you don’t have essential oils, you can just leave them out and your lip balm will still work just fine. No coconut oil? Substitute olive oil, sweet almond oil, or avocado oil instead. I like the combination of coconut oil, beeswax, and peppermint oil for my custom-made lip balm. However, you can mix it up and use what you have or order the ingredients you want.

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Coconut oil lip balm
Lip balm made with coconut oil, beeswax, and peppermint oil.

Customize Your Lip Balm Recipe

This is a very simple recipe that can be customized to your needs. It comes out quite hard so it could easily be poured into a tube container if you prefer those to the small tins or plastic flip-top containers. I used the flip-top container because it can be washed and reused. This saves money and reduces waste. Win-win!

If you would like your lip balm to come out a bit softer, reduce the amount of beeswax to 1 1/2 tablespoons. The resulting product will be much easier to spread on your lips.

This winter I want to try a few more essential oil combinations for my homemade ‘chapstick.’ A combination of grapefruit, lime, and lemon would be really nice! You can mix it up and use the essential oils you like.

The best essential oils for this purpose are either food-grade or generally recognized as safe for internal use. Although lip balm isn’t for internal use or human consumption, make sure that anyone using it is aware of this…especially young children.

Here’s the super easy recipe…

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Coconut Oil Lip Balm

This easy lip balm recipe may be customized to fit your tastes! Use coconut oil for a great lip balm for your dry and chapped lips.
Keyword: bath & body, lip balm
Author: Lisa Lombardo


  • Double boiler


  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 2 tbsps beeswax grated
  • 2-5 drops essential oil of your choice


  • Add an inch or 2 of water to the bottom pan of a double boiler. Place the top pan on the bottom pan and place on a burner on medium-low heat.
  • Add the coconut oil and beeswax to the top of the double boiler.
  • Heat until beeswax melts. Stir and remove from heat.
  • Add 2 or 5 drops of the essential oil (depending on how strong you would like the scent) of your choice and stir.
  • Remove top pan from double boiler and dry the water off the bottom. Pour the lip balm mixture into lip balm containers and allow to cool.


Suggestions for Essential Oil Blends:
Peppermint & Vanilla
Lemon & Lime
Sweet Orange
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Make Your Own Bath & Body Products!

You can make a lot of your own moisturizers, salves, ointments, balms, and other bath and body products with just a few ingredients and a little bit of your time.

Make a refreshing Peppermint Foot Balm Recipe for your tired feet or Peppermint Sugar Scrub for cleaning and moisturizing your face! You might also be interested in making a complete Peppermint Spa Gift Set for a loved one! You can even make your own Petroleum-Free Jelly!

Making your own bath and body products allows you to leave out ingredients you may be allergic to or you would prefer not to put on your body. I’m eliminating petroleum products from my skincare products, so coconut oil and beeswax are great substitutes.

Make your own all-natural bath and body products!

Have you tried making your own lip balm? Leave a comment!

How to Make Lip Balm with All Natural Ingredients by The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

15 Comments on “How to Make Lip Balm with All Natural Ingredients

    1. Hi Piper,
      You could use paraffin wax in place of beeswax, but just be aware that it is a petroleum product. I buy beeswax from a co-op to make my own salves and lip balm, so I have it on hand. I hope this helps… Lisa

  1. In the ingredient list, it says 2-3 drops EO and in the instructions it says add 4-5 drops EO. Wondering which one I should follow?

    1. Hi Fawn,
      Sorry about that. Either measurement will be fine. 4 to 5 drops will have a stronger scent.

  2. With the amount of lip balm that I go through, especially during the winter months, I feel like it would be best to make it myself. This looks pretty simple to make, so I will have to get my hands on the ingredients and give it a try.

  3. Love this! It’s so simple. I’m going to try this with my girls – we are always looking for easy, natural, homemade cosmetics. Maybe we’ll try some other oils too – we’re experimenting with making rose oil from our foraged rose petals. Found you on the Farm Fresh Blog Hop!

    1. Hi Sarita!
      I hope you and your daughters enjoy the homemade lip balm! I love it and I really enjoy trying new essential oils. 🙂
      Thanks so much for visiting!

    1. Thank you, Joanne! Yes, the amount of beeswax to oil is important or you end up with lip balm that is too hard or not hard enough!

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