How To Make Lip Balm At Home: Top 3 Recipes

A lip balm is an essential beauty product for millions of women around the world. It helps you keep your lips soft and moisturizes, maintains their elasticity, and is a valuable component of a self-care routine. You may have your favourite store-bought lip balm, but there are also great lip balm recipes with natural ingredients you can try at home. Here are the 3 most popular ones!

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1. Coconut and beeswax lip balm

Coconut is such a good product for your lips that you can apply it on its own and still get great results. However, a coconut lip balm will stay on your lips longer and will make them even more nourished and give them a coveted glossy look without feeling greasy on your lips. To make this balm, you will need:

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  • Coconut oil – 1tbsp
  • Grated beeswax – 1tbsp
  • Oil from 2 vitamin E capsules
  • A drop of honey – optional

First, melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the coconut oil and honey. Mix well and allow the mixture to cool down slightly. Add the vitamin E oil and mix again. Pour into a suitable lip balm container and store in the refrigerator. Apply twice a day or as needed when your lips feel dry.

2. Peppermint lip balm

If you love the fresh smell of peppermint, you can incorporate it into your new homemade lip balm. Thanks to the use of natural oils, this lip balm is an effective moisturizer and softener for dry lips, while peppermint will cool down your lips when they are irritated from lipstick or weather. For this balm, you will need:

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  • Coconut oil – 1tsp
  • Almond oil – 1tsp
  • Grated beeswax – 1tbsp
  • Peppermint oil – 2-3 drops

To make peppermint lip balm at home, the first thing you need to do is melt down the beeswax over very low heat or in a double boiler. When the wax is liquid, stir in your coconut and almond oils. Allow the mixture to cool down slightly and add the peppermint oil. Mix well and pour into a lip balm jar or tube. Let the lip balm set in the refrigerator and then use as needed.

3. Tinted lip balm

If you want your new DIY lip balm to not only make your lips softer and smoother, but also give them a lovely tint without using makeup, a tinted lip balm is exactly what you need. The moisture and nourishment in this lip balm come from natural oils, while the colouring agent is the beetroot powder. You can add as much or as little beetroot powder as you want depending on the colour you want to get, or customize your shade with turmeric powder, cocoa powder, or blueberry powder. Here is what you’ll need for tinted lip balm:

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  • Coconut oil – 1tsp
  • Shea butter – 1tsp
  • Beetroot powder – 1/2tsp

First, melt the coconut oil and shea butter together over a double boiler or in a microwave. Stir in the beetroot powder and any additional powders you are using for colour. Press the mixture through a coffee filter or a cheesecloth folded several times to get rid of any possible grains in your lip balm. Pour the mixture into your lip balm jar and put into the fridge to set. You can use this lip balm not just on your lips, but on your cheeks as a natural blush as well!

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 4-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!