Homemade Lip Balm

Finding the right moisturizer for your lips cane be so difficult! I have tried so many different brands of lip balms and was not satisfied. Sometimes it was because my lips were still feeling raw and other times was because they were too greasy. I found this recipe from Karla, on Ecoliving Mama and love it!! I have made this for several people, and they have enjoyed using it too! It is so simple to make!

Supplies Needed:

*These portions make 12 tubes of lip balm

  • Double Boiler, I don’t have double boiler and so I use a large pot and a 1-quart glass measuring cup.
  • Lip Balm Tubes and tube holder, I get mine from Hobby Lobby
  • Potholder
  • 3-4 tsp of beeswax, depending on how firm you want you lip balm to be
  • 4 tsp shea butter, I use the NOW brand that I bought from Amazon
  • 2 tsp cocoa butter
  • 10 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 tsp jojoba oil
  • 2 tsp castor oil


  1. Fill the large pot halfway with water. Sometimes I add or take out water depending on how it boils with the glass measuring cup in it. Turn the stove on medium to high heat for the water to boil
  2. Put the cocoa butter, beeswax and shea butter in the glass measuring cup. These will take longest to melt. Place the measuring cup inside the pot. The hot water will warm the glass cup for the ingredients to melt together.
  3. Once the beeswax, cocoa butter, and shea butter have melted you can add in the rest of the ingredients and stir the melted mixture together.
  4. Once all the ingredients are in liquid form and stirred together you can turn off the water and use a potholder to remove the glass measuring cup. Gently pour the mixture into the lip balm tubes. This can be messy so be careful! I typically also buy the tube holder from Hobby Lobby to secure the tubes and catch any overflow.
  5. Once it is solidified in the tube, enjoy your new lip balm! Like all lip balms it will melt if exposed to high heat.


Karla (2020). How to Make Lip Balm at Home with Natural Ingredients (ecolivingmama.com)

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