I am a lip balm kinda gal.  Some may call it a dependence that I have, but whatever it is… I need my lip balm. The problem is that I happen to misplace lip balm as frequently as my daughter loses sippy cups.  I am certain that if we ever move out of our home, there will be a secret closet, or hidden space with a billion lip balms and sippy cups.   Well, I can’t afford to purchase lip balms as rapidly as I misplace them, so I figured out how to make lip balm in bulk, so that I would always have a fresh supply. 

The great thing about how to make lip balm from scratch, is that you have complete control about what goes into the recipe.  No fillers, additives, chemicals or other questionable ingredients… just 4 simple ingredients.  Added bonus: It’s SOOOOO much better on the lips.  Once you try this recipe, you will hate the store-bought kind.  

Here’s how to make lip balm from scratch: 

Start by measuring 1/4 cup each of Organic Beeswax, Organic Coconut Oil and Organic Shea Butter.

how to make lip balm

Using a double broiler, we melted all three oils together on low.

Organic Lip Balm Melt

10 minutes later, it was melted and we were ready to add essential oils!

Organic Lip Balm Melted Oil

The consensus in the household was to try half with Peppermint essential oil and half with Wild Orange essential oil.

Organic Lip Balm Essential Oils

We separated the melted oil into two bowls, and added 8 drops of Wild Orange essential oil to one bowl, and 8 drops of Peppermint essential oil to the other. We stirred until well incorporated.

Then we carefully poured the warm oil into clear lip balm containers.  

Organic Lip Balm

Into the fridge they went. And 15 minutes later, they were ready to use!!

This is a fantastic recipe!! It holds up like commercial lip balm, but will make your lips even softer.  In addition, you get to customize the flavor to your own taste AND there are no harmful or strange ingredients in it.  All of those benefits for only 10 minutes of my time means I will never be buying chapstick again!!

*If you want to be extra crafty, you can even label them! *

Homemade-Organic-Chapstick

Just print these guys out and take some clear packing tape and wrap the paper around the tube.  I’ve found that packing tape is the perfect size for the project.

 

Click here for the PDF

Homemade Organic Lip Balm

 
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Recipe type: Beauty Products
Serves: 18 tubes
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Organic Beeswax
  • ¼ cup Organic Shea Butter
  • 16 drops peppermint or wild orange essential oil
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler melt all oils on low heat (except essential oils) together until well blended.
  2. Remove from heat, add essential oils and stir.
  3. Pour into lip balm tubes or tins.
  4. Place the tubes in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 minutes to set before capping.
  5. Add label if desired


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25 Responses to How to Make Lip Balm

  1. Sue says:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the recipe. I was wondering if infusing organic mint leaves in the oil would work for flavoring? Have you ever tried it?
    Thanks!

  2. Elizabeth Delaney says:

    Just made a batch of your Lip Balm. It makes a lot and a little goes a long way. after melting the oils and wax I seperated it in to two batches and sented one with peppermint and the other with sweet almond and orange. it filled 12 containers with a little left over.
    I don’t think I put enough Orange EO in that batch but the peppermint one smell great.

    thanks for the recipe.

  3. LocsyLu says:

    I stumbled on your blog through Herbs and oils. I love your receipe!!!!! I was wondering if you can tell me what software you used to make your labels.

    Thank you!!

  4. Julie says:

    I was thinking of having guests at my sisters bridal shower make their own personal lip balms for a fun activity and party favor. I was wondering if the ingredients can be melted in a small warmer or crock pot? That way when people are ready the lip balm base is ready for them to put the oils in. Let me know what you think. Thanks

    • Andrea says:

      That sounds like so much fun! I think a crock-pot would definitely work… just give it plenty of time to melt in advance, since it would be a slower heating method. Let me know how it works, if you try it!

  5. Dee says:

    In definitely going to try this. Just one question: does it soften easily because of the coconut oil? I know at room temp it’s oil.

  6. Monica says:

    Hi, I stumbled upon your recipe and just loved it! I bought almost all my ingredients just waiting for them to be delivered, I was wondering how long these last?! If you had any idea, thanks!

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Monica,

      So glad you stopped by! I hope you enjoy your homemade lip balm!! I have had tubes last a year, and they still work great. Shea butter probably has the shortest shelf life of the ingredients, which is 12-18 months, so that would be a safe bet for how long your lip balms should last.

  7. Kimberly says:

    How did the wild orange and peppermint turn out? Do the scents keep their smell well? Have you tried any other combinations of essential oils? I looking forward to trying your recipe, but am afraid using only peppermint would be too strong. What did you think?

    • Andrea says:

      I love both the peppermint and wild orange. I have also done grapefruit and lemon, and both turned out great! I haven’t combined multiple essential oils before, but as long as the pairing seemed appropriate, it’s worth a shot. You can even separate a tbsp of the lip balm mix into a separate bowl and add a few drops of the essential oils to try it out, without testing out a whole batch, if you’re concerned with the taste or potency of the batch. My favorite is the peppermint :)

  8. Roxanne says:

    Could Cocoa butter be used instead of Shea butter?

  9. Teresa says:

    Love this! I rarely find lipstick or anything I like. This is my favoite. Thanks for the post!

  10. Sabrina says:

    Oh this looks like a great recipe. Simple! Thanks for sharing the details. I’m going to try it out.

  11. Bobbi says:

    this lipbalm is fantastic! Thank you for setting me up!

  12. Amy says:

    This is great! Can’t wait to try it!

    Where did you get the chap stick containers?

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