3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

There are thousands of lip balms in the market today that aim to give your lips the much needed hydration, serious skin repair, or a touch of colour. But do all of them work? Are they all well made to provide the hydration our pouts crave around this time of year? Well, if you haven’t found the one for yourself then before spending your hard earned money on the next over the counter lip balm why not try to create a hydrating lip treat at home?

lip balm recipe

Yes, at home. Lip balms are truly one of the easiest and least expensive products to create at home. You only need to spend 10-15 minutes to make a special, your own homemade lip balm.

Once you get the hang of the recipes, then believe me, you will have to muster up enough courage to buy a tube of inferior stuff at the store.

3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes
• Put 1 tsp of coarsely chop or grated beeswax in a stainless steel bowl and then warm it on very low heat. You can use a double boiler for the same, if you like. Remove from the heat when wax melts and then whisk in 1 tsp. coconut oil, squeezed out liquid from 1 Vitamin E capsule and 2-5 drops of flavoring agents like peppermint or vanilla. Mix well and store in small jars.

• Melt 2 tsp beeswax (just like the above method) and add 7 tsp sweet almond oil, 1 tsp honey, 5 drops of flavoring agent of your choice and squeezed out liquid from 1 Vitamin E capsule. Mix all the ingredients well and store in jars for further use.

• Take 1 tbs each of sweet almond or apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, shea butter and cocoa butter. Add 1 ½ tbs melted beeswax in the oil mixture and put in few drops of your fravourite essential oil to make a hydrating lip balm for the driest of lips.

Always remember that lesser is always better when it comes to essential oils. Hold your urge to put in more than what is required as then you will create something that is made to sting or irritate your lips. Moreover, before putting in any ingredient make sure you are not allergic to it.

Also, do not conduct experiments by using food colouring in your lip balms (for that staining effect) until you want a stain to stay on for days.


8 thoughts on “3 Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

  1. Hey swarnali, I have d same query, I know soo many home made lip balm recipes but can’t find beeswax any where? Any suggestions anybody??

  2. hi era, where can i get beeswax, shea or cocoa butter? also, plz tell me how to make a tinted lip balm? shud i add a little lipstick for that?

  3. I have the same question as above…where do I get beeswax from?? I live in Pune and have asked for beeswax in ayurvedic stores. But I couldn’t find it anywhere?

  4. hi era, Great post era, homemade lipbalms have been my craze for quite a while, i have made 3 types till now chocolate, mint and rose flavoured and my friends love it. As to beeswax, i bought it from a honey maker in banglore. If you try online am sure you can find some easily.

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