Easy Natural Lip Balm Recipe for Super Soft Lips

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
9 Materials
5 Minutes

I'm a compulsive lip-biter so whenever I'm unsure, anxious, or bored I bite and pick at my lips. In this DIY, I’ll be sharing with you a natural lip balm recipe.

Having this lip balm handy has helped heal my lips right up as it contains nourishing ingredients that sit on my lips for hours helping them stay soft, smooth and hydrated. It also helps me to break the habit of biting my lips as

it's too slippery on my skin for me to pick at.

Tools and materials:

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Coconut oil
  • Shea butter
  • Beeswax (or candelilla wax)
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Essential oils
  • Lip balm container
Boiling the water

1. Boil the water

Make a double boiler by placing a small saucepan filled with a couple of inches of water over medium heat and bring the water to a boil.

Next, place a heat-safe bowl that fits on top of the saucepan on top. The bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water below.

Combining the ingredients

2. Combine the ingredients

Add in two teaspoons of coconut oil, two teaspoons of shea butter, and two teaspoons of beeswax (or candelilla wax which is a vegan alternative) to the bowl and stir regularly until melted.

To make a thicker, longer-lasting balm, use one to two extra teaspoons of wax, and for a smoother, softer lip balm use slightly less wax.

As there are no water-based ingredients in this recipe, you can re-melt and add more of each ingredient during the melting process until you get the exact consistency you want.

If you want to make it a healing lip balm, add in two teaspoons of calendula-infused oil instead of coconut oil to enhance the balm’s healing properties.

Adding the oils

3. Add in the oils

Remove the saucepan from the heat but keep the bowl over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.

Then, allow the mixture to cool slightly before adding in the five drops of vitamin E oil and 20 drops of an essential oil of your choice (I use lavender oil). Stir the oil through.

Transferring to containers

4. Transfer to containers

From there, immediately begin transferring the hot mixture into your empty lip balm containers using a teaspoon.

This must be done quickly as the mixture will start to harden as soon as it's removed from the heat.

Allowing mixture to set

5. Let cool

Once filled. let the containers sit at room temperature for several hours until completely cool. Then place the lids on. 

DIY natural lip balm

Store them in places where they'll be on hand to use when needed. I keep one in my backpack, one in my handbag, one in my purse, and one in my bathroom.

Applying DIY natural lip balm

Natural lip balm recipe

I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY tutorial for making an all-natural lip balm recipe for silky soft smooth lips.

Let me know if you try this recipe yourself or if you have another favorite recipe for homemade lip balm, I'd love to hear about it.

If you enjoy beauty DIYs, check out my post on How to Make a Super Soothing Healing Balm.

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Join the conversation
  • Debra Debra on Oct 30, 2022

    Amazing. I had no idea that we could make lip balm at home.

  • Debra Debra on Oct 30, 2022

    How long does this recipe last? Should we worry about an expiration date?