Easy Natural Lip Balm Recipe

Today I am going to share my easy natural lip balm recipe. This DIY project will have you making your own all natural lip balm in just a few minutes. This recipe is a lip balm moisturizer that works wonders on my lips during our cold Montana winters. And the best part? It can be made with three simple ingredients in five easy steps.

easy natural lip balm recipe

A long time lip balm addict, it wasn’t until two years ago that I first ventured into figuring out how to make all natural lip balm. I was amazed at how easy it was! It also helps to save money because making your own natural lip balm at home costs a fraction of the price to buy it at the store. This cost is even lower if you reuse old lip balm tubes and don’t purchase new ones.

I’ve seen a lot of lip balm recipes online that call for ingredients that the average person does not have at home unless you regularly make homemade body products. While ingredients like jojoba oil, avocado oil and Vitamin E are probably quite lovely for your skin, I never have them on hand and don’t have the time or money to drive into town trying to find them or order them online. 

I began experimenting and came up with this super easy, skin moisturizing recipe for all natural lip balm. I’ve been making it for the last two years and I LOVE it! We also sell our homemade lip balm in our Etsy shop and wholesale it to stores and have received a lot of positive feedback from folks who love our all natural lip balm.

Easy Natural Lip Balm Recipe: 

This recipe makes approximately seven standard size lip balm tubes.


Lip balm tubes and caps (You can reuse old ones or find them here)
1 TBS Coconut Oil (use expeller pressed if you don’t want a coconut flavor in your lip balm)
2TBS Beeswax                           
1 TBS homemade infused oil (you can substitute olive oil with essential oils mixed in)

1.Sit the lip balm tubes upright on top of a covered surface (I typically use an old magazine or newspaper). 
DIY homemade lip balm moisturizer recipe

2. Grate the beeswax if you did not purchase the pellets.

easy natural lip balm recipe

3. Place the beeswax and oils in a double boiler. Heat on medium until they are all melted and mixed together. You can also put all your ingredients in a glass measuring cup and heat them in the microwave.

4. Pour the wax into the lip balm tubes. I prefer to put the hot wax in a large glass measuring cup with a pour spout for easy tube filling. Fill the tubes to the very top, if a little runs out the top that is fine. Don’t try to wipe it off now, wait until it dries and it easily wipes off the tube. 

how to make all natural lip balm

easy natural lip balm recipe

5. Let the lip balm cool and harden. This takes about an hour. Wipe down the tubes with a dry cloth, place the caps on and they’re ready to use.

how to make all natural lip balm

See, wasn’t that simple? Using this easy natural lip balm recipe is a great way to start saving money and making your own homemade lip balm!

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  1. Dianna says

    After 18 mo. of seriously chapped lips – literally peeling like a sunburn every day – and many $$$ spent trying to find a lip balm that helped for more than an hour or two, I decided to make my own. After a few weeks my lips are almost healed.

    I’m convinced that something in the commercial balms was actually causing the problems to continue.

  2. Anonymous says

    WhThank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.comat a perfect blog at this time of year. The best part about making your own balm is knowing exactly what is in it.

  3. says

    I heard that you can use coconut oil, Vaseline and Koolaid but you could sub an oil of whatever flavor you like for the Koolaid, couldn’t you? Beeswax isn’t easily available near here.

  4. Ashley F says

    So easy! My toddler is obsessed with chap stick, so this would be nice to make and then I don’t have to worry about what’s in it!

  5. Kristine says

    This sounds wonderful, thank you. Do you have a recipe with sunscreen in it for lips? I understand beeswax only has a SPF 4 in it. Thank you.


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