How To Make a Lip Balm At Home – 15 Recipes That You Must Try

How To Make Lip Balm At Home - 15 Deliciously Recipes

Lip balms are essential for each and everyone, especially in the winter months. They help prevent your lips from becoming dry and chapped. Most of us end up constantly licking our lips to wet them, and this worsens the condition. That’s why it’s always best to carry a lip balm with you wherever you go. There are many types of lip balms available in the market, but how do you find the right one? If you don’t trust the ingredients of the store-bought lip balms, how about you make them on your own? Making your own lip balm will give you the advantage of customising it to your taste. All you need is a base like coconut oil or beeswax; a flavour, a colour and voila! Let’s look at some simple methods below on how to make lip balm at home naturally. You can use a double boiler to make your own lip balms, which means heating the mixture in a pan which is placed in another pan filled with water.

Simple Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

Are you wondering how to make lip balm at home for pink lips and glossy sheen? Here are some surprisingly simple DIY ideas you can try to make your own lip balm at home. You do not have to spend your hard-earned money on those generic lip balms.

1. Lavender Lip Balm

The presence of lavender essential oil in the lip balm will give your lips a heavenly taste. It will also feel soft on your lips.

Lavender lip balm

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp almond, olive, or jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp grated beeswax
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 7 drops of lavender essential oil
  • ¼ tsp Vitamin E oil (you can do this by squishing a Vitamin E capsule)
  • ½ tsp coloured lipstick (this is for a hint of colour)
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

Method 

Warm the oil (whichever you choose) and beeswax in a small bowl made of stainless steel. Make sure to warm it on very low heat. Stir till the beeswax is melted and whisk in the essential oil, coloured lipstick, cocoa powder, and vitamin E. Take the bowl and place its bottom into a pan of ice water. Continue whisking the mixture as you add in the honey. Once the honey is mixed in, transfer the mixture in a lip balm container or tube. Allow it to set for 3 hours in the refrigerator. Your lip balm is ready.

2. Coconut and Beeswax Lip Balm

This lip balm will give you that fresh coconut taste and glossy sheen to your lips, thanks to the beeswax. Beeswax will also moisturise your lips.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp grated beeswax
  • A dash of organic honey
  • 2 Vitamin E capsules (squish the oil from these capsules)

Method

Heat the beeswax in a stainless steel bowl until it melts. When the beeswax is halfway melted, add the honey and coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients well. Pour the Vitamin E oil. When the mixture cools down, transfer it into a tin or a lip balm container and place it in the refrigerator. Apply whenever your lips feel dry.

3. Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

This lip balm is almost like a dessert and will give you an amazing taste along with moist lips.

Chocolate lip balm

Ingredients

  • Some drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp almond oil
  • 2 tsp white beeswax pellets

Method

Melt the beeswax pellets in a boiler on a stove or microwave. Add the cocoa powder and stir well. While stirring, add the almond oil and peppermint oil. Let the mixture cool down; once it cools transfer it to a lip balm container and refrigerate. Use it often to hydrate your lips.

4. Rose lip balm

Want that lovely rose smell on your lips? This lip balm is excellent for a rosy shine.

Ingredients

  • ½ tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tbsp cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp infused rose oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp alkanet root (powdered)

Method

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the rose oil, castor oil, and cocoa butter into the mixture. Put in vanilla extract for a nice fragrance and the alkanet root for the red colour. When the mixture cools, transfer it into a lip balm tin or tube. Put the balm in the refrigerator for some time to set and use whenever you want.

5. Lemon and Raspberry Lip Balm

Make your lips ‘lip-smackingly’ fruity fresh with this homemade lip balm.

Raspberry lip balm

Ingredients

  • Few drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp raspberry gelatin powder

Method

Heat the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. Add the raspberry gelatin powder and mix it well with the oil. Put it in the microwave again. The gelatin will melt, giving the oil a raspberry colour. Add the lemon essential oil and blend the mixture well. Transfer the mixture to tin and place it in the refrigerator until it sets.

6. Peppermint Oil Lip Balm

Keep your lips fresh and cool with this peppermint oil lip balm.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp beeswax pellets
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil

Method

Heat the beeswax pellets in a stainless steel pot and add the coconut oil and almond oil to it once it melts. Use a pair of chopsticks to mix the ingredients together. While stirring with the chopstick, also add the peppermint essential oil to it. Once the mixture cools, put it in the fridge in lip balm tubes or containers and let it set.

7. Shea Butter Lip Balm

Shea butter lip balm would be a perfect choice to get soft, hydrated lips, as this lip balm uses shea butter and beeswax. It is also great for curing cold sores.

Shea butter lip balm

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • Few drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 tsp honey

Method

Add the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil to a double boiler pot and heat it on a stove. Once the beeswax melts, stir in the honey and lemon essential oil to the mix. Allow the lip balm to cool down and transfer it to lip balm containers or tubes. Let is stay in the fridge to set. Use it as required.

8. Honey and Hemp Lip Balm

This is a unique flavoured lip balm which is delicious and smooth.

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp hemp oil
  • 10g cocoa butter
  • 15g shea butter
  • 10g beeswax
  • 4tsp almond oil

Method

Heat the beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa in a double boiler till the beeswax melts. Add in the hemp oil and almond oil. Stir the mixture till it becomes a smooth liquid. Add the honey to this. You can use a milk frother to mix the ingredients till it turns medium thick in consistency. Pour this honey and hemp mixture into lip balm tubes or tins and place in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes.

9. Beetroot Essential Oil Lip Balm

Here’s how you can make beetroot lip balm at home.

Coconut and beeswax lip balm

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp beetroot powder
  • Few drops of your favourite essential oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa butter or mango butter
  • Little beeswax or soy wax

Method

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the cocoa butter or mango butter and mix. Add some drops of your favourite essential oil like peppermint or grapefruit oil. To create a pretty red colour, add the beetroot powder and stir the mixture well until there are no lumps. Allow the beetroot lip balm mixture to cool and pour it into containers. Place it in the refrigerator to set.

10. Maple Syrup Lip Balm

A sweet treat for your lips, this lip balm will keep your lips looking luscious and soft.

Ingredients

  • 2g soy lecithin
  • 5g beeswax
  • 4g sweet almond oil
  • 4g cocoa butter
  • 3g coconut oil
  • 4g maple syrup

Method

Take the coconut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, almond oil, soy lecithin, and maple syrup in a double boiler. Heat the ingredients over medium heat and stir continuously to melt all the ingredients. Remove the heat and whisk the mixture till it cools down. Transfer it to a lip balm tin and place it in the fridge to set.

11. Orange Vanilla Lip Balm

Combining two favourite ingredients, this lip balm is sure to give your lips a yummy taste along with soft lips.

Coconut and beeswax lip balm

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp grated beeswax
  • 2 tsp shea butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 7-8 drops orange essential oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Take the coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler and heat until the beeswax melts. Stir well to blend all the ingredients together. Take it off heat and add the vanilla extract and orange essential oil. Stir again. Let the orange-vanilla mixture cool, and transfer it to a lip balm container and tube. Keep it in the refrigerator to set.

12. Grapefruit Lip Balm

If you are wondering how to make lip balm at home without beeswax, here is your answer. This lip balm is made with grapefruit, and the citrusy taste will make you addicted!

Ingredients

  • ¼ – ½ tsp grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp shea butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Beetroot powder (to add colour)

Method

Add the coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and castor oil in a saucepan and melt over low heat. Stir till the mixture turns into liquid and turn off the heat. Add the grapefruit essential oil and stir. If you are adding the beetroot powder for colour, add a little bit at a time while stirring and stop when you get your desired shade. Transfer the mixture into containers once it cools and set in the fridge before use.

13. Lime Lip Balm

A lip balm made with the good old lime will never go out of fashion. Try this recipe for a lip-smacking flavour and shining lips.

Lime lip balm

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 9-10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax

Method

Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil, and cocoa butter over medium heat in a double boiler. Stir till the mixture melts and take it off the heat. Add in the lime essential oil and stir as the mixture cools. Pour it into a lip balm tin or any other container and place in the fridge to set.

14. Green Tea Lip Balm

A perfect soothing lip balm which has antioxidant properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 green tea bags
  • Few drops of essential oil (optional)

Method

Heat coconut oil and the tea bags in a double boiler over low heat and let the green tea mixture steep for an hour to bring out the green tea flavour. Remove tea bags and add olive oil and beeswax. Heat them till the beeswax melts. Turn off the heat and allow the lip balm mixture to cool. You can add 1-2 drops of your favourite essential oil. Transfer the mixture to lip balm tins or tubes and place them in the refrigerator to set.

15. Coconut Petroleum Jelly Lip Balm

Wondering how to make lip balm at home with petroleum jelly? Here is a great recipe which will give your lips softness and shine along with a lovely fragrance.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp petroleum jelly
  • 4 drops of vanilla extract
  • 5 drops of almond oil
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Method

Heat the petroleum jelly in a double boiler over low heat till it melts. Add the coconut oil, vanilla extract and almond oil and stir to blend the ingredients together smoothly. Let the coconut-petroleum jelly mixture cool and pour it into lip balm containers or tubes. Place in fridge for about 20 minutes to set.

DIY lip balms are in a rage, and you can make many different lip balms, each with a variety of flavours and fragrances. You can make lip balms with or without beeswax if you want, as you can always substitute for beeswax. Apart from the above recipes, you can also experiment with unique flavours and colours. Try your hand at making your own one-of-a-kind lip balm and flaunt it proudly.

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