Homemade Lip Balm Recipe - Learn to make basic lip balm with 3 ingredients plus #essentialoils.
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Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


Lip Balm Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons 4 grams beeswax pastilles (my pick)
  • 3 tablespoons 8 grams* shea butter (my pick)
  • 1 tablespoon 2 grams coconut oil (my pick)
  • 6-20 drops of essential oils optional (I love this brand)

Additional equipment needed:

  • 12-14 lip balm tubes my pick
  • Filling Tray similar to this one not essential but does make the job go smoother OR
  • Plastic transfer pipettes also not essential but makes the job easier


  • 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. (I used a craft stick)
  • Using the pipette, fill the lip balm tunes. 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 a few hours before capping them. Enjoy them indefinitely. Store away from heat.


*Shea butter is denser than beeswax therefore the weight is greater.