Learning to make homemade lip balm was fun while growing up. I couldn’t believe it was that easy when I got into it. And since then, I’ve never stopped wondering what kept me from learning it earlier than the time I did.
A while later, I was fully into it, using natural products. Although it’s expensive, homemade lip balm is quite pocket-friendly.
When I summed up the amount of each ingredient I used in making this lip balm recipe, it worked out to as small as 60 cents a tube (depending on whether you use essential oils or powder for tinting).
If you purchase your ingredients in bulk, it can be even less.
The skin’s lips are relatively sensitive, it can get dry and very uncomfortable. Regardless if it is cold or warm outside, there is always something that can affect your lips.
During the cold season, the low temperatures and the wind are your lips’ greatest enemy. When summer arrives, the bright sun can burn them, making them prone to cracking as well.
So, despite how you put it, you need a lip balm on you at all times, to ensure that your lips stay safe and beautiful throughout the year.
With the aid of a lip balm recipe, you can make a safe and all-natural lip balm on your own.
Here is a list of the best DIY homemade lip balms anyone can make at home.
1. Coconut Oil Lip Balm (without beeswax)
Coconut oil does wonders when it comes to taking care of your skin and hair. It is also a natural substance that is highly nourishing, and it also offers a bit of protection against UV.
So, if you’re searching for a straightforward and easy to make lip balm recipe, this one deserves being among the top of the list best DIY homemade lip salve.
Still, do remember that not any kind of coconut oil will do. If you want to enjoy a high-quality homemade lip balm, you should purchase organic virgin coconut oil, which should be unrefined as well, if possible. This ensures that you get pure coconut pulp in there.
Take a clean and sterilized container, more preferably a small jar (Empty Lip Balm Containers) to keep your lip balm, and fill it half the way with coconut oil.
- You can as well add a bit of lipstick if you want to add a bit of color to your lip salve.
- The more lipstick you added, the more opaque and colored the lip balm will become, but this is optional, of course.
- Next, you will have to transfer everything to a clean microwave bowl and leave it in the microwave for about 10 to 30 seconds so that the components melt.
- Once the content is all dissolved, you can add a few drops of avocado, jojoba, and argan oil to increase hydration.
- Stir all with a spoon, to make sure there are no lumps. Then, pour the liquid into the container, leaving it to cool down and solidify, becoming ready for use.
2. Chocolate and Mint Lip Balm
Since we are highlighting best DIY homemade lip balm, we need to discuss delicious lip balm recipe that is more than suitable for this summer.
You may find this lip salve recipe as good as an Eos lip balm, being not only beautiful and smooth but also with an incredible flavor.
- Put the cocoa and shea butter inside a small pot and add coconut oil.
- Heat the pan over low heat, which shouldn’t exceed 175 degrees. This is because the smooth consistency of the lip balm may suffer, stirring the mixture once in a while.
- Then, add in the bee’s wax and continue to stir until it completely melts — this moment when you will also takeout the pot from the heat.
- Lastly, add the honey, vitamin E, peppermint essential oil, and cocoa powder, using a whisk to incorporate all of them well into the mix.
Once the mix has all the ingredients, then place it while still in a liquid form in a container (Empty Lip Balm Containers) where it should cool down for 3 hours before being ready for use.
3. Sophisticated Lavender Lip Balm
These best DIY homemade lip salve recipes were selected so they can rival with well-known lip balm labels- showing you that you can create various types of lip balms at home, safe and natural.
- Four tablespoons of jojoba, olive, or almond oil (carrier oils)
- One tablespoon of beeswax pearls or grated product
- One-fourth of a tablespoon of vitamin E
- Three capsules that have been punctured and squeezed
- One tablespoon of honey
- Seven drops of essential lavender oil (you could use any floral essential oil of your choice to diversify the recipe).
As optional ingredients, you could add one tablespoon of cocoa powder or 1 tablespoon of colored lipstick, a natural one, if you decide to put some color.
- Warm the beeswax, oils, and honey in a pan on low heat or use a double boiler
- Whisk the mixture to allow the bee’s wax to melt, taking the pot away from the heat once it is melted.
- Next, add in quickly the vitamin E, essential oil, colored lipstick, or cocoa powder and stir the composition well to ensure that all ingredients mix evenly.
- Then, the pot should be placed with its bottom in ice-cold water, adding the honey and stirring with the whisk the honey into the composition.
- Lastly, transfer the still-liquid composition into a container where you should allow it to cool down and solidify.
4. Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe
According to research, shea butter also has anti-inflammatory properties and assists the skin in creating collagen. And since shea butter doesn’t absorb UV rays very well, it has also been used as a natural sunblock.
- Double-boiler (or 1 medium pot & 1 glass bowl to sit above the pan)
- One tsp Honey – organic, raw honey
- Small Funnel (or pipettes)
- 20 (appx) Lip Salve Tubes (or small tins or glass jars)
- 1 ounce Shea Butter and Beeswax
- 1-ounce Coconut Oil – raw, organic, hand-pressed coconut oil
- 15-20 drops of Lemon Balm Essential Oil – certified organic lemon balm EO
- Fill a medium pot about halfway with tap water and put on the stove.
- Create a double boiler and put a smaller pot inside of the medium one. Switch on the stovetop to medium-high heat.
- Put shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil to the small pot and leave all the ingredients to dissolve.
- Once dissolved, switch off stovetop heat.
- Blend in raw honey and lemon balm EO.
- Use a funnel to put hot lip balm into small chapstick tubes or tins.
- Leave lip salve to cool for 1 hour before use.
- Store in your purse, cupboard, or keep one in a drawer at work!
5. Coco-Rosey Homemade Lip Balm
Most effective (regarding soothing your lips) would be Rose, chamomile, calendula, green tea, lavender, or even hibiscus. Moreover, if you used hibiscus, you’d end up with a beautiful pink lip balm.
Any lip salve you make can be used as a hand salve, too. However, this one, in particular, makes a fabulous moisturizer for any part of your body.
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp grated cocoa butter
- 1 Tablespoon of dried rosebuds (or any dried flower, green tea, etc.)
- 1/4 Tablespoon vitamin E oil (or 3 punctured, squeezed out vitamin E capsules)
- Three drops rose essential oil (optional, or substitute lavender, vanilla, or sweet orange)
- On low heat, dissolve the coconut oil in a pot or small stainless steel bowl.
- After the oil is liquid, put your roses (or other dried flowers) and stir well.
- Leave to steep (again, on low flame) for about 1 hour.
- Pour oil into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth.
- Take out your first heating pot/pan, pour the oil back in, and return to heat.
- Put cocoa butter and stir until it dissolves.
- Take out from the heat, add vitamin E oil and essential oil and mix well.
- Transfer to a small container and let it sit for 3 hours (or until completely set).
Try out any of these homemade lip balm recipes and drop your feedback in our comment box.