Homemade Lip Balm

May 03, 2019 By Kayode Oseh
Before you start, make sure you have the ingredients and equipment on hand.

  .  Beeswax
  Coconut Oil
  Shea Butter
  Peppermint Essential Oil
  Lip Chap Tubes (can also make in a small jar and just use your finger for application if you don’t have these) I order 100 at a time since I give these away a lot. They cost $0.13 when I order this many.
  .  A plastic pipette (makes filling the tubes much easier!)
  A double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small pan with boiling water
  .  A spatula

If you’re switching from conventional lipstick and want some color and shimmer naturally, it is better adding a tiny amount (1 tsp) of mica powder like this one. It has natural color and shimmer and blends perfectly.

Lip Balm Ingredients

 .   2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
 .   2 tablespoons shea butter
 .   2 tablespoons coconut oil
 .   30+ drops peppermint essential oil

Lip Balm Instructions

  .  Melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted.
  Remove pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
  Add essential oils to your preference.
  Once you’ve added the essential oils, use the pipette or a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
  Let tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before capping them.


Use an extra teaspoon or two of beeswax if you prefer a thicker and longer-lasting lip balm or slightly less if you prefer a smoother and softer lip balm. Since there are no water based ingredients, you can re-melt and add more of each ingredient during the melting process until you get the exact texture you want.

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