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10 homemade lip balm recipes

I am a sucker for soft lips, so I just had to do a lip balm recipes round-up for you. If you love the feeling of moisturized lips, you’re definitely going to want to try some of these easy homemade lip balm recipes — enjoy!

Also, check our homemade face mask recipes and sugar scrub recipes!

Lip Balm Recipes

lip balm recipes

1. How Does She offers a fantastic homemade lip balm recipe that also acts as a lip stain! This lip balm recipe only takes two ingredients, and it’s quite possible you already have them in your home. Let me just say that this homemade lip balm recipe is sweet and delicious! Click over to How Does She for the complete tutorial.

peppermint lip balm recipes

2. This Cool Winter Lip Balm recipe from BeautyLish is perfect for anyone who loves the flavor or peppermint. This lip balm recipe uses beeswax and peppermint oil, and I love that they chose to pour the balm into an Altoids tin — so cute.

chocolate lip balm recipes

3. Crunchy Betty offers three simple lip balm recipes, and while all of them look delicious, I particularly love her Minty Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe! I love chocolate-flavored lip balm, and this recipe looks really simple. Be sure to visit Crunchy Betty’s blog for this recipe and more.

lip balm recipe in tin

4. I mentioned that I LOVE chocolate lip balm recipes, right? Here is another great chocolate lip balm recipe from Soap Queen. Actually, you could omit the chocolate and just make a nice lip balm to soften your lips. Love these slidey tins, too.

honey lip balm

5. If you have dry lips and want a truly moisturizing lip balm, try this Honey and Hemp Lip Balm Recipe from Garden Therapy. The ingredients look luscious, including: beeswax, carnauba wax, cocoa butter, shea butter, almond oil, hemp oil, and manuka honey. I’ve had horribly dry lips this winter, so I’m going to be trying this lip balm very soon.

beeswax lip balm

6. I love, love, love lip balm that contains beeswax. This is a simple beeswax lip balm recipe that anyone can make. This recipe from Grit also instructs you how to add other oils to change-up the recipe. Say hello to soft and moisturized lips!

natural lip balm recipe

7. My Merry Messy Life (who has an adorable blog) offers a fantastic DIY lip balm recipe for All-Natural Clove and Orange lip balm. This recipe is chemical-free and super-moisturizing. It would also make a great gift! Be sure to visit My Merry Messy Life to learn more about this great lip balm recipe, and be sure to leave the original creator a comment if you love her post!

diy lip balm

8. The Little Willow Tree gives us this great DIY lip balm recipe that uses coconut oil, petroleum jelly, beeswax, and… KOOL-AID! Yes, Kool-aid! Sounds pretty yummy, right? Check out the full post for the tutorial.

strawberry lip balm

9. This Homemade Sparkly Stawberry Lip Balm from Torie Jayne looks incredible, and she gives you a step-by-step tutorial showing how to prepare this strawberry lip balm recipe, and also how to package it in a lovely way. This is a really informative post with lots of great photos, be sure to check it out, and leave the blogger a comment!

easy lip balm recipe

10. Finally, if you are looking for an easy homemade lip balm recipe, this is the one for you. This recipe from Michelle Phan takes only a few ingredients, and Michelle offers a great quick-tip for adding color to your DIY lip balm. You’re going to love this simple recipe for homemade lip balm!

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If you loved these lip balm recipes, you might want to check out our post featuring 10 Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipes, or, you could learn more about the Oil Cleansing Method while you’re here.

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  1. January 29, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    Wow, pretty fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. January 29, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    I never thought to make my own, now I think it’s something I can do. Thanks!

  3. January 29, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing these! I’ve been having some allergy issues with my lips swelling and commercial products. I hadn’t thought of making my own :)

  4. January 29, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    *Swoon*! I’m a total lip balm junkie. That Sparkly Stawberry Lip Balm looks right up my ally.

  5. January 29, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    I had no idea you could make your own lip balm so easily! I’ll have to try one of these one day!

  6. January 30, 2013 @ 1:22 am

    This is a great resource! Really digging your blog!

  7. April 16, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    I just ordered items I need for a lip balm recipe and I’m very excited! I’m wondering if it’s ok to use the orange oil because people have said that the sun effects it somehow. Also, what is the expiration for the lip balm? I’m using raw honey. Does the raw honey ever get bad? Do I need a disclaimer before selling the lip balm? Where’s the best place to get labels? Lastly, did you use a syringe to get the lip balm liquid into tubes?

    Thanks so much for your time!


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  9. May 16, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing my lip balm post! I’m getting some decent traffic from it.

  10. August 9, 2013 @ 2:53 pm
    Cooper Parks

    Thank you for posting this! If making your own seems a little challenging here is a handmade all natural lip balm that I found online that is fantastic! Here is the url http://www.etsy.com/shop/CopperBalm?ref=l2-shopheader-name

  11. August 22, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Love the blog on my list of Favorite DIY websites:)

  12. November 13, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    I’ve learned a few new recipes from this article.
    Thanks ;)

  13. November 14, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Hi Chrissy,
    I have small tins (1/4 c.) of dried out ‘Rub-it” hand balm. How can I make it soft again? Thanks for your help.

  14. April 23, 2014 @ 4:46 pm

    I never thought to make my own, now I think it’s something I can do. Thanks!

  15. August 6, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    What great ideas! I love the creativity behind these especially the sliding tins. I read somewhere else that someone made a lip balm using coconut oil which is also great for moisturizing our lips and body as well!


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