Homemade Lip Balm

This easy homemade lip balm recipe contains just 4 ingredients –cocoa butter, beeswax, almond oil, and vanilla. Use pure organic ingredients and you will have a wonderful organic lip balm that is gluten-free, paraben-free, and all natural. I love making my own beauty products because then I know exactly what’s in them. I feel better wearing products that have no mystery ingredients!

This lip balm is super moisturizing and protects our lips from the cold dry weather here in Colorado. Its flavor is so good that you just might want to eat it. My boys tell me it tastes delicious, when they wear it and lick their lips!

Homemade Lip Balm

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Servings 2



  • Melt beeswax and cocoa butter in a beaker placed in a saucepan of simmering water
  • When melted, remove from heat and stir in almond oil and vanilla
  • Pour liquid into stainless steel lip balm tins and allow to cool until solid (20 minutes)
Cooling 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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After you cook it up, pour your lip balm into the cute little stainless steel tin that I use in the photo above. I’ve linked the green words in the directions of the recipe to the tin so that you’ll know where to order it.

If you’re here in Boulder, you can buy these tins and so many other fun ingredients for DIY beauty projects at Rebecca’s Apothecary.

Store your lip balm in a cool dry place. It will last for 1-2 months if kept this way. This homemade lip balm is a fun and easy DIY project. You can make changes to my simple recipe and create your own fun flavors. This homemade lip balm makes the perfect eco-Christmas gift!

Here are some of my other solutions for keeping your body, home, and planet as clean, green, eco-friendly, and healthy as possible!


33 responses to “Homemade Lip Balm”

  1. Hi there Elana,
    Thank you so much for this article. I can’t wait too try some of your recommendations. I was wondering if the lip balm will melt in hot weather? I don’t want a mess in my purse?

    Thanks again
    Best Angela

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