DIY: How to make your own lip balms

What you’ll need

1. Oils/butters and wax

2. A small pot and a large pot for mixing

3. A whisk or spoon to stir

4. Glass droppers

5. Pots or tubes to contain your lip balm

Lemon Coconut Lip Balm

1. 1 tablespoon coconut oil

2. 2 tablespoons sunflower oil

3. 1 tablespoon and 1 tablespoon beeswax or carnauba wax

4. 10 drops Lemon essential oil


Finely chop or grate your wax, and scoop it into your smaller pot (or pyrex measuring cup) along with your butters and oils. Heat about 2″ of water in the larger pot/double boiler, and once it’s warm, place the wax-filled pot inside it, ensuring that the water doesn’t spill into the smaller pot at all.

Keep the water on medium-high heat until the wax and oil mixture has melted, whisking or stirring it gently to dissolve it evenly. Once it’s all melted, remove it from the heat, set it aside, and add your essential oils. (Note: The scent of them will dissipate a little bit, so feel free to add a few more drops than listed in the recipe if you feel it’s necessary. If you find that the mixture is starting to firm up, put it back over the heat to melt into liquid again.)

Use your dropper to transfer the liquid balm into your empty containers, and let them cool overnight before closing them. Add cute labels as desired, and moisten up everyone’s lips to your heart’s content!



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