This easy lip balm recipe is made with beeswax, honey, oils and tinted with beet powder for that colorful touch. This fun DIY with both moisture and a touch of shine, will have you never buying lip balm again!
Homemade beauty products can be such a joy to make at home. Not only are they likely healthier and nontoxic, they are also easily customizable to suit your own needs. They also really make a rather fun project! Bonus: homemade lip balm in particular makes a perfect gift!
Why You'll Love This DIY
- Super easy and fun to make.
- Highly soothing and moisturizing.
- Provides a subtle sheen.
- A good based recipe to further experiment with and customize to suit your needs.
- All natural and non-toxic.
- Made with all natural ingredients.
Lip Balm Ingredients
Jojoba oil: I love the noncomedogenic properties of jojoba oil which make it a great choice for every skin type (even sensitive skin!). It is also notoriously silky smooth! Having said that, you can replace this with nearly any other oil you prefer. Sweet almond oil and hemp oil also make excellent choices.
Raw honey: This adds and retains moisture, is a natural antibacterial, adds a subtle delicious flavor and really helps create a thick and silky lip balm.
Beeswax: Either white or yellow beeswax can be used. Beeswax creates much of the texture of this recipe as well as greatly quenches dry lips.
Coconut oil: The coconut oil in this recipe actually adds the silky sheen that is almost lip gloss like. If you do not want to use it or do not have any hand, it can be omitted for a still-really-wonderful lip balm. You can also replace it with olive oil or avocado oil if you still want a sheen!
Beet powder: Beet powder aka beetroot powder adds the color to this recipe making it a tinted lip balm. Once you get this recipe down, you can experiment by using other dehydrated fruit and vegetable powders to create your own favorites tints.
Vitamin E oil: Vitamin e oil acts as a natural preservative while also adding additional moisture and healing benefits. You can omit, just keep in mind the lip balm may spoil sooner.
Peppermint essential oil: A few drops of peppermint oil adds that fresh lip balm flavor and scent, however it can be omitted or replaced with a favorite essential oil of your choosing if you prefer. Sweet orange oil, lavender oil, lemon oil also make great choices as does a few drops of vanilla extract.
How-to Make Lip Balm
- In a double boiler over medium heat add the jojoba oil, raw honey, beeswax, coconut oil, sifted beet powder and vitamin E oil. Whisk frequently until the mixture has liquified (about 5 minutes) and the ingredients are smoothly combined. Stir in the peppermint essential oil, if using, then carefully pour the mixture into lip balm containers, tubes or tins.
- Let the lip balm sit, uncovered, until cool and hardened (about 1 hour).
- Once cooled, place the caps or lids on, keep this homemade lip balm recipe stored in a cool place for up to 6 months.
Make this DIY recipe your own by experimenting with your own natural colorants. Once you give beet powder a try, also consider using spices like nutmeg or superfood powders like dragon fruit powder, maqui berry powder, strawberry powder or acai berry powder. Experimenting can be a great way to find that "perfect color"!
Frequently Asked Questions
DIY lip balm has a shelf life of up to at least 6 months with proper storage. To store, keep the cap or lid on and store in a cool, dry place. You can use a lip balm tin, lip balm tubes or little lip balm tubs to store it in.
Yes! You can replace the beeswax with candelilla wax, shea butter, mango butter or cocoa butter and replace the honey with vegan honey alternative.
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Easy Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
- In a double boiler* over medium heat, add the jojoba oil, raw honey, beeswax, coconut oil, sifted beet powder and vitamin E oil.
- Whisk frequently until the mixture has liquified (about 5 minutes) and the ingredients are smoothly combined (you really want everything to melt together). Stir in the peppermint essential oil, if using, then carefully pour the mixture into lip balm tubes or tins (before it has a chance to solidify).
- Let the lip balm sit uncovered until cool and hardened (about 1 hour).
- Once cooled, place the caps or lids on your, then keep them stored in a cool place for up to 6 months.