Homemade Lip Balm


Natural Mothers Homemade Lip Balm Tutorial

At this time of year your lips can become dry and chapped, the cold, damp winds only making them worse. I hate to use products that contain parabens, petroleum jelly, mineral oils or chemical additives, so if like me you like to know what’s in your beauty products then why not learn to make them on your own homemade lip balm? Lip Balm is remarkably easy to make and only necessitates a quick trip to your local health food store to pick up beeswax in solid or pellet form and coconut oil, along with the essential oils of your choice. I like to use peppermint, but it’s up to you! This homemade lip balm recipe makes enough to fill a couple of baby food jars or 6-8 mini tins, do make sure you use either metal or glass as the containers will have to withstand quite high temperatures. With most of the ingredients already to hand, why not pop over and take a look at my family healing salve recipe ?

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

What you need"homemade lip balm"

  • 8 tbsp of beeswax in pellet or grated from solid form
  • 4 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp of almond oil for softer texture ( optional)
  • 20 drops of essential oil ( peppermint)
  • 4 tsp of runny honey
  • saucepan
  • metal or heat-proof measuring jug
  • metal skewer to stir
  • containers"homemade lip balm"

What to do

Place around 500ml/3 cups of water into the saucepan and once it reaches boiling point, place the beeswax and coconut oil into the metal measuring jug which you then place into the pan, double-bioler style. Once the mixture has completely melted and the two combined by stirring, use oven gloves to carefully lift out the metal jug and place on a heat-safe surface. Pour in the honey and stir well and then finally add the essential oil. Once this is fully mixed in, pour the mixture into the containers and allow to set and solidify. If you want a slightly softer texture, add 1 tbsp of almond oil which doesn’t set at room temperature.

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  1. Love this! I’ve got it pinned.

    Do you use a special pot for this or does the wax clean up easily? Thanks!

    • NMNadmin on

      After melting the wax and pouring it out, immediately wash the jug out with hot soap and water, then you can also use a paper towel after drying it with a cloth towel to remove left over wax, if it’s still not clean, pour additional boiling water into the jug and then wash again with hot soap and water until the wax has gone. Alternatively you can use repurpose an old food can and use that instead of a metal/glass jug. Hope that helps!

    • Tammy on

      When I’m working with beeswax, I just heat the oven to around 200 degrees, and grab a cookie sheet. Place a sheet of parchment paper, then a couple sheets of paper towel. Turn the utensil (spoons, measuring cup, whatever, as long as it’s fairly heat resistant) upside down on the paper towel and place in oven. Let sit in there for a few minutes, then CAREFULLY take out and wipe with clean paper towel. Quickly wash well with very warm, soapy water and that should do it! As I’m typing this out, it reads as though it’s much harder than it actually is. I haven’t used paper towels in a few weeks, so I’ve just been using the parchment, and it’s been fine, though the wax pools a bit. I just deal with it as it goes. I try to stick to oven safe glass and stainless steel for beeswax, it just takes the heat of the oven better. Hope this helps!

  2. I’m very excited to try this. My daughter, in particular, has very dry lips. She’ll be thrilled to have this!

  3. This is such a great idea! I go through so much lip balm and would love to try making it myself.

    Thanks for linking up at the Green & Natural Mamas Linky!

  4. Cheri on

    I pinned it.

    I came over from the Linky Follower party to follow you but did not see the linky follower tool on your site.


  5. kim on

    I can’t wait to try this! Thank,s so much for linking up at Get Schooled Saturday:)
    I pinned it too!

  6. This was the most viewed link at my Famous Linkz Party and will appear as the feature at the Famous Linkz Party today! Thank you bunches for linking up!

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  7. this is great

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party

    Natasha xx


  8. How cool! If I were my wife, this article would be pinned on pinterest (she pins everything)! I am going to have to try this this weekend. Soooo dry where I live.

  9. Oh my gosh! Natural mothers homemade lip balm is 100% organic lip product. I have found it very healthy to save the lip from winter cold. Thanks for a short tutorial. Thanks Rebecca! :)

  10. Lee on

    Hi I am definately going to give this one a go. I do a lot of water sports and I am always suffering with my lips. I have tried putting alsorts on them before I get on the water but still suffer with chapped lips.

    Thanks again lee

  11. Thank you for sharing! I will have to try this recipe. Our lips get so chapped every winter … maybe this will be a good solution for us.

  12. I just ordered a pound of beeswax from frontier…luckily, I live near a science surplus store that has the coolest little jars!

    Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice. I will be featuring you tonight at sharing at Pinterest!

    Have a great day,

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  14. Paul on

    Wow, homemade things can usually be quite risky, but this actually sounds like something I would try out. Lip balms are usually either costly, or expensive, and this is a great way for people to start treating right away, provided that they have the materials. It is good to see that you have spent the time to carefully guide us through something so interesting and important. Keep up the good work, I would love to see if you have any more ideas like this one.

  15. Sue on

    I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday blog hop. The lip balm formula I have used for years is a little firmer as it’s made to fill a tube. Which is great except it’s for 50 tubes! I’ve pinned your recipe :-)