DIY Lip Balm

Controversies regarding the cosmetic industry are everywhere. We will neither confirm nor deny said controversies. Instead, we suggest just steering away from these problematic issues altogether by archiving some DIY lip balm recipes. Since they’re homemade, you have the warranty that no strange ingredients have been used and that no cruel experimenting acts have been performed. Therefore, it seems almost shameful to miss out on this opportunity, especially once you realize how surprisingly easy it is to craft your own DIY lip balm.

 

Before we proceed, let us leave a disclaimer: the biggest downside of these DIY lip balm recipes is that you might feel tempted to eat some of them. True story.

#1 Peppermint Winter DIY Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 8 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 tbsp. carrier oil (such as almond oil—this dilutes the peppermint oil from a burn to a tingle)
  • 1 tbsp. beeswax pellets
  • glass dropper
  • glass jar
  • containers (hit up a department store for sample jars or order your own)
  • optional: lipstick shavings for a hint of tint

With this balm, you will both keep your lips soft and hydrated and immerse yourself in the jolly spirit of holidays. The only thing better than the peppermint flavor is the trendy Altoids container used to store it.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#2 Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry gelatin mix (estimated, it is to add color so you can add less or more)
  • 3-4 drops lemon essential oil
  • spoon
  • microwave safe bowl
  • lip balm containers

Here’s a DIY lip balm without beeswax for you, making it even easier than it already is. Take out the spoon, bowl, and containers and you need surprisingly few ingredients. Remember when we said you might be tempted to take a bite out of your creation? We reckon something with raspberry and lemon flavor definitely counts.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#3 Lemonade DIY Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1/2 oz. beeswax (half of the bar shown above)
  • 1/2 oz. coconut oil (1 tbsp.)
  • small Lip balm jars or tubes
  • 1/4 oz. cocoa butter (1/2 tbsp.)
  • 1/4 oz. shea butter (1/2 tbsp.)
  • saucepan
  • 15 drops of doTerra lemon essential oil
  • 1/4 or 1/2 oz.
  • glass measuring cup or container
  • spoon
  • cheese grater (optional)

Having a lip balm on you is useful both for the warm and colder seasons. Your lips are at risk of drying up regardless of temperatures, but this DIY lip balm recipe is definitely one for summertime. There’s no particular reason to it, really. It’s just that it’s lemonade flavored and everyone knows nothing can beat lemonade when the sun is scorching you.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#4 Chocolate Orange Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
  • 2 tbsp. beeswax pellets
  • 1/4 tsp. bergamot essential oil

With only five ingredients, this might just be one of the easiest DIY lip balm recipes you can make. And it’s thoroughly worth it – after all, it’s a chocolate-flavored lip balm. Beware, though, if you’re a fan of the way citric undertones blend in with chocolate, you might end up tempted to eat it.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#5 Grapefruit Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • edible shimmer dust

Fruity lip balms will never go out of fashion. Since you can never have too many, try to craft your very own by using a flavor you don’t typically see on the shelves of various stores.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#6 Pumpkin Pie Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons grated beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

We had lemonade lip balms and peppermint lip balms, perfect to treat and moisturize your lips during summertime and wintertime respectively. If you’d like to add to your collection with something autumn-themed, there’s no better choice than pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin spice everything. That is the way.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#7 Rose-Vanilla Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 3 tablespoons rose infused oil, plus 1/4 teaspoon for mixing with alkanet root
  • 1/2 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • optional – for extra flavor, add 12 drops of peppermint essential oil or 10 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered alkanet root (for natural color)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extra or 5 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 5-6 lip balm tins

There’s nothing as delicate as the scent of roses. Combine this with another “fan-favorite,” vanilla, and you’ve earned yourself a balm that is bound to boost your femininity.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#8 Chocolate Chip Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 5 ounces of olive oil
  • 2 ounces of beeswax, grated or shaved
  • ½ capsule of Vitamin E
  • 2-3 chocolate chips

Did you think we’re done with the chocolate lip balms? No one’s ever complained about having too many chocolate-flavored things, so of course not. The fact that it’s so easy to prepare basically makes it an essential in your household.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#9 Blueberry Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 tsp. beeswax
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. Vitamin E oil
  • Lorann Oils blueberry flavor

A collection of fruity flavors can’t be complete without the much-needed addition of berries. Blueberries often lose terrain against raspberries or the ever so popular strawberries, so we reckon it’s time that they get the admiration that they deserve. Go, blueberries!

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!

#10 Honey-Cinnamon Lip Balm

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 t. + 1 t. beeswax
  • 1 t. shea butter
  • 2 t. coconut oil
  • 1 t. apricot oil
  • 1 t. honey
  • 8 drops cinnamon essential oil

Last but not least, here is a DIY lip balm recipe which uses honey, a very popular (and nourishing) ingredient. If you weren’t tempted to take a bite out of these balms before, we reckon the dazing perfume of cinnamon is bound to do the trick.

Learn how to prepare this lip balm here!