Learn how to make an all-natural lip balm at home and protect your lips with the nourishing power of coconut oil.
All-natural beauty often starts in the kitchen and what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it so I’ve invited some friends to share their favorite healthy homemade beauty products with you over the next couple weeks to show you just how easy it is to make your own personal care products from scratch. Please welcome Carrie from Deliciously Organic today with her recipe for a homemade lip balm.
I love making quick and easy skin care products at home. I learned to create my own homemade lip balm over 5 years ago and I love it! Commercial lip balms often contain harmful ingredients like soy, petroleum, and dyes.
Even though what we put on our lips may seem insignificant, the body can absorb small amounts of these chemicals, potentially causing harm over time.
If you want to keep things really simple, all you need is beeswax and coconut oil. To take things up a notch, you can add a bit of honey for sweetness, vitamin E oil as an additional preservative, essential oils for fragrance, or ground hibiscus flowers for a little ruby color on your lips.
I order all my items from Mountain Rose Herbs, and one batch makes eight half-ounce pots of lip balm. They’re perfect for carrying in your purse or giving as fun small gifts.
Easy All Natural Homemade Lip Balm
An easy all-natural homemade lip balm made from coconut oil and beeswax.
- For the Balm:
- 1 ounce beeswax
- 3 ounces coconut oil
- Place beeswax and coconut oil in the bowl of a double boiler.
- Heat slowly, whisking occasionally until beeswax is melted and ingredients are combined and smooth.
- Pour into small pots and let sit at room temperature to cool.
Don’t miss the other homemade beauty recipes in the series:
Part 1: Homemade Skin Cream
Part 2: Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask
Part 3: Lavender Lotion Bars
Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.
linda dazey says
How long does this stay fresh?
They sounds so cool! I definitely am going to try it. Where can I get the little containers to put the lip balm in?
I add vitamin E to mine, have been making it for years for Xmas gifts. You may need to try a couple of test batches first to ensure it isn't too solid to dip your finger into it. 🙂
Where do you buy your beeswax from?
It's in the article..."I order all my items from Mountain Rose Herbs, and one batch makes eight half-ounce pots of lip balm."
I buy beeswax at our local food co-op 🙂
My fav ever is by lush-the none of your beezwax. Which is the lip balm version of my favorite soap of theirs, honey I washed the kids. Wish I knew what all they use. I can make the lip balm like you have above but I cannot figure out everything in lush's that I love
Thank you much. This is a good recipe to have and make. I'll forward this one to my sister in AZ. Thanks again. Have a great weekend!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I'm a lip balm addict and this looks like such an easy, wonderful, and natural way to get my fix on!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Great recipe! Thank you for sharing, Carrie!
leaf (the indolent cook) says
I didn't realize making lip balm can be that easy. I'm really interested in trying it now. 🙂