Homemade lip balm (2 tubes) that are opened on a bamboo cutting board with beeswax bricks in the background.
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How to Make Easy Lip Balm

A simple lip balm recipe with only 3 ingredients. Withstands the heat of summer and still goes on smoothly during the winter. Great as DIY gifts!
Keyword healthy home, how to, natural living, natural remedies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 tubes
Cost $6


Lip Balm Ingredients

Additional equipment needed


  • In a double boiler or small glass bowl (I used a glass measuring cup) over a small pot of boiling water, melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
  • Remove pan from heat but keep the boiler over the hot water to keep the mixture liquid.
  • Add your favorite essential oils to your liking and stir to combine well.
  • Using a pipette or medicine syringe, fill the lip balm tubes. Or if using a tray, pour straight from the boiler or measuring cup into the tubes. This step must be done quickly as the oils will start to harden.
  • Let lip balm tubes set at room temperature for at least an hour before capping them.



  • Work quickly to fill the lip balm tubes with the oily mixture as the fats will start to harden. If the pipette or medicine syringe is clogged with hardened fat, run it under hot water to loosen those oils then shake off excess water. You want to avoid doing this, however, as water may harbor bacteria in your lip balms.
  • Ideally, have a few extra pipettes or syringes ready at hand. If working quickly, one medicine syringe should be sufficient to fill all 8 lip balm tubes. If using a pipette, you may need a few since they are much narrower than a syringe.
  • Medicine syringes like these can easily be found at your local pharmacy. Just ask the counter and they'll usually supply free of charge.
  • These lip balms hold up to heat very well but as with all lip balms, keep away from direct heat and sunlight.