Simple DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils

Simple DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils

Simple DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils

Lip balm is a skin care product used to make the lips feel moisturized and soft. Most commercial brands contain toxic ingredients that are not healthy to ingest. Because they are ingested, they should be used with care. Some of the worst ingredients found in commercial brands are aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, PEGs, mineral oil, lanolin, castor oil, and BHT. Natural ingredients such as beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter are healthier, vegan, and free from animal by-products. The main goal of lip balm is to hydrate the lips and give them a healthy shine. DIY lip balm made from all-natural ingredients will keep your lips moisturized and conditioned.

What essential oils are good for lip balm?

So, you're looking to make some lip balm? Well, there are a few different approaches you can take, but I think you'll find this one fun and easy. Many people want to know what essential oils are good for lip balm, and I'm happy to help. Essential oils come from plants, and most essential oils have great healing effects depending on the plant they come from. Here are the 10 essential oils that work great in a homemade lip balm:

  1. Mandarin
  2. Lavender
  3. Grapefruit
  4. Sweet Orange
  5. Peppermint
  6.   Happy Joy blend 
  7. Vanilla Absolute
  8. Geranium
  9. Tea Tree
  10. Lemon (distilled, not cold-pressed)

DIY lip balm recipe

Lips are the most sensitive part of your body and can get dry easily. Luckily, there are several DIY LIP BALM options. The benefits of making your lip balm are plentiful. Not only can you personalize the ingredients depending on your skin type, but you can also make a large batch of it, which is great if you're sharing it with a friend or family member! It's also cheaper than buying lip balm at a store.


  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut oil (solid)
  • 1 tablespoon  shea butter
  • 5 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 2 drops Lavender oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil


  1. Melt one tablespoon of Beeswax in a pan, over low heat. 
  2. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil and shea butter and mix well.
  3. Add vitamin E oil, peppermint oil, and Lavender oil and Stir well until completely combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into your lipstick container and put the lid and label it. 
  5. Let it cool for a few hours and then enjoy your DIY natural lip balm!

 How long does homemade lip balm last? 

Homemade lip balms are great for our skin, but how long does it last? Homemade lip balms have some of the same ingredients as store-bought lip balms, so they can last the same amount of time. Some key ingredients in lip balm are beeswax and petroleum grease, so you should make sure you are storing it correctly if you're making it at home. To make sure your lip balm lasts for a long time, you should put it in a sealed container to keep it from getting too warm or too moist.


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