If you love natural DIY beauty products, you will adore our selection of DIY lip balm recipes from some of the best natural beauty bloggers and DIY-ers. They’re easy to make, natural, and smell delicious.
You’ll be able to pamper your lips with a DIY natural lip balm and avoid the nasty chemical ingredients found in most commercial lip balms and lip glosses.
Every homemade lip balm suggestion is accompanied by a step-by step-tutorial on how to make lip balm with minimal investment.
1. Freeze Dried Strawberry DIY Tinted Lip Balm
The first lip balm recipe on our list comes from BrenDid. Once you’ve got the technique pinned down, you’re bound to throw out mass-produced tinted lip balm.
And you would be right to do so as this natural lip balm offers a subtle rose tint that is difficult to replicate in a lab.
A lovely scented beauty and skin care product, using nothing more than natural ingredients:
- Sweet almond oil. Moisturizes and rejuvenates the skin and dying cells, thus preventing chapped lips;
- Coconut oil. Helps repair and hydrate the skin and has antioxidant effects;
- Vitamin E. Repairs damaged tissue like chapped lips and protects sensitive skin from free radicals;
- Beeswax. Creates a protective coating that works against free radicals, keeps the lip balm together, and helps it last longer on lips;
- Freeze-dried strawberries. Beside adding a delicious aroma to the lip balm, strawberries also contain Vitamin A, C, and antioxidants.
2. DIY Honey & Cinnamon Lip Balm
It’s not just the smell and the delicious taste of this oil-based DIY lip balm recipe from IntoxicatedonLife that will make it dear to your heart.
We also give credit to its super nourishing properties and its outstanding ability to protect and repair chapped lips when the cold season hits.
This homemade lip balm recipe uses the following ingredients.
- Shea butter. Its high content of Vitamin A and E moisturizes and soothes the sensitive skin on the lips;
- Coconut oil. Moisturizes and replenishes skin’s lipid layer, but also has antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties;
- Apricot oil. Has moisturizing properties thanks to its high gamma linoleic acid content and also contains vitamins A and E;
- Honey. Natural humectant, pore cleaner, and conditioner for the skin;
- Cinnamon. Acts as a lip plumper by bringing blood to the surface of the skin, thus making them look fuller;
- Beeswax. To hold the balm together and protect the lips from free radicals and other damaging environmental factors.
Note: If you are looking for a lip balm with plumping effects, we recommend our collection of DIY lip plumper recipes.
3. Mango Butter DIY Lip Balm
Although chapped and dry lips are most prevalent during the cold season, an unhealthy lifestyle with improper diet and hydration can make this an all-year-round ailment.
Well, SimplePureBeauty has just the thing: a recipe for delicious, thick, and nourishing mango butter DIY lip balm without beeswax.
Here’s what you need.
- Shea butter. Moisturizes and soothes the delicate skin on the lips;
- Mango butter. Highly moisturizing, able to heal chapped lips and protect against weather damage.
- Sweet almond oil. Rejuvenates skin and keeps them moisturized;
- Castor oil. Although it doesn’t add the greatest flavor in high concentrations, a little will go a long way with this highly potent moisturizer and nourishing oil;
- Other essential oils of your choice like citrus peel oil, coriander oil, jasmine, or chamomile oil.
4. All Natural DIY Lemon Lip Balm
This stunning lip care product brought to us by the NerdyFarmWife was initially used to treat cold sores and herpes outbreaks.
With the wealth of all-natural ingredients rich in antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic properties, it’s easy to understand how one homemade lip balm can be used to treat cold sores.
However, it’s a great lip balm even if you don’t have these recurring afflictions. Here’s what you need.
- Lemon balm oil. Speeds up the healing process;
- Coconut oil. Antibacterial and antifungal properties and highly moisturizing;
- Tamanu oil. Not only moisturizes, also prevents cold sores and herpes outbreaks;
- Castor oil. Contains Vitamin E, minerals, proteins, and Omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, as well as ricinoleic acid which has plenty of benefits for the skin;
- Beeswax. Seals in moisture provided by the other ingredients and protects from harmful environmental factors;
- Shea butter. Soothes and moisturizes while also protecting from inflammation and bacterial infections with severely chapped lips;
- Tea tree oil. Natural antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic agent;
- Peppermint oil. Stimulates blood flow, thus helping the body fight infections faster and also plumping up the lips in the meantime.
5. DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm
Can you think of anything more delicious than coconut oil mixed with maple syrup? That’s right. You’ll find the recipe for this organic moisturizing lip balm at Humblebee and Me.
It’s super easy to prepare, cheap and ready in no time. The only disadvantage to this DIY beeswax lip balm is that you will have to hold back from munching on it!
Here’s the complete list of ingredients.
- Beeswax. As mentioned before, beeswax creates a protective layer for the lips that locks moisture in and keeps free radicals and other damaging factors out;
- Coconut oil. Draws moisture from the air to replenish the moisture levels in the skin;
- Cocoa butter. Highly effective in fighting signs of aging, soothing burns, rashes, sores, and infections;
- Sweet almond oil. Highly moisturizing with rejuvenating effects;
- Maple syrup. Lowers inflammation, dryness, and blemishes and adds a delicious flavor to the whole mix.
6. Chai Coconut 3-Ingredient Lip Balm
Lip balms can also be infused with delicious chocolate and spicy notes from chai tea bags. You’ll find the complete instructions set on Nicole Quinn’s website.
If you’re on the lookout for a DIY lip balm coconut oil recipe that only uses 3 ingredients, this is it. Here they are.
- Coconut oil. Contains minerals and vitamins that replenish the lips’ moisture and soften the skin;
- Shea butter. Acts as a humectant and keeps moisture locked in;
- Chai tea bags. Chai contains Vitamins, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, and other ingredients that fight premature aging.
Added bonus: This is a DIY lip balm without beeswax!
7. DIY Flavored Lip Balm: Grapefruit and Shimmer
Crystal from APumpkinandaPrincess has an amazing and easy DIY lip balm recipe based on one of the freshest scents: grapefruit.
If you stop by on her website, you’ll find the shimmery grapefruit lip balm recipe as well as tips on where to get DIY lip balm containers or labels.
Here’s what you need to gather for this easy recipe.
- Beeswax. As mentioned a few times throughout the article, beeswax holds the whole mix together in the container and helps active substances in the lip balm lock into the skin;
- Shea butter. Adds natural oils and greases, as well as vitamin A and E, both good for the skin;
- Coconut oil. Highly moisturizing, fights fungi and bacteria growth, and seals moisture in;
- Sweet almond oil. Rejuvenates dying or dead skin cells;
- Grapefruit essential oil. Antiseptic and skin toner;
- Optional: shimmer dust.
8. Orange Vanilla Lip Balm Recipe
If you ever thought of recreating that amazing orange creamsicle flavor with a homemade lip balm, follow this step-by-step guide on how to make lip balm with an incredible vanilla and orange flavor from DoTerra.
This DIY beeswax lip balm has a sweet, fruity flavor and creamy consistency and is safe to use and ingest. A perfect pick for any natural living fan.
- Beeswax. Locks in moisture and enhances the consistency of this balm;
- Orange essential oil. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory that also enhances collagen production, Vitamin C absorption, and blood flow;
- Vanilla extract. Potent anti-oxidant which also adds an enchanting sweet aroma;
- Cocoa butter. Generous source of fatty acids which naturally heals dry and sensitive skin;
- Shea butter. Treats blemishes, wounds, dry skin, and frost bites;
- Coconut oil. Draws moisture into the skin and locks it in.
9. Peppermint/Lavender Essential Oil Lip Balm
We know you have been waiting for a DIY peppermint lip balm recipe, brought to you by Jenny Park at SpoonForkBacon.
The peppermint essential oil can be traded for lavender essential oil, depending on your preferences. Both flavored lip balms are glossy, obviously vegan and make cool yet useful gifts for your loved ones.
- Beeswax. Calms and soothes while locking in moisture and other active ingredients in this lip balm;
- Avocado oil. Contains antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that moisturize skin and protect from harmful environmental factors;
- Sweetened almond oil. As mentioned before, this natural oil is an effective moisturizer for the skin;
- Shea butter. Protects the skin from cold and/or dry weather;
- Coconut oil. World-famous for its moisturizing and fast-absorbing nature;
- Other essential oils of your choice. Customize the flavor of this DIY lip balm with your favorite essential oil(s).
10. Super Nutritious Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm
This DIY coconut oil lip balm with vanilla extract packs the childhood cookies nostalgia with a nourishing and moisturizing punch.
Read Kayla’s story about an innovative aunt and a delicious recipe for DIY cocoa butter lip balm. Until then, here are the ingredients you will need.
- Coconut oil. Draws moisture from the air and locks it in the skin;
- Mango butter. Nurtures and heals chapped lips;
- Cocoa butter. Great source of healthy fatty acids, effective in healing and moisturizing dry and sensitive skin;
- Beeswax. Keeps the thickness and texture of this DIY lip balm under control;
- Vanilla extract. Adds an enchanting aroma to the mix;
- Other essential oils of your choice. You can further customize this lip balm with your favorite scents.
11. Green Tea Lip Balm
Maybe you haven’t thought of adding flavored green tea to a DIY coconut oil lip balm before. Follow the seven steps outlined in the guide to make your own lip care product using the best natural ingredients.
The simple tutorial preaches and teaches about the benefits of green tea in DIY lip balms. Here’s what you need to gather.
- Green tea. Fights the signs of aging and weather damage;
- Coconut oil. Highly effective moisturizer that repairs flaking or dry skin;
- Beeswax. Controls the thickness of the lip balm and protects the lips from weather damage;
- Olive oil. Potent antioxidant that also restores smoothness and fights sun damage;
- Essential oils of choice.
12. EOS DIY Lip Balm
Since there are so many great recipes for DIY organic lip balms out there, the EOS in the title refers strictly to the cute and easy to use EOS container.
Why not put them to good use? Click the link to learn how to make your own EOS lip balm in any flavor you like. You will need.
- Beeswax. Adds to the thickness of the skin and holds all the ingredients properly blended;
- Vitamin E. Blocks free radicals, has antioxidant properties, and promotes healing;
- Essential oils of your choice;
- Coconut oil. Highly moisturizing and repairing effects;
- Reusable EOS container.
13. Raspberry Lemon 3-Ingredient Lip Balm
You will hardly resist the temptation of eating this DIY lip balm off your lips. Using no more than three ingredients, this delicious lip balm is ready in under 10 minutes (plus the hardening time, of course.)
Offered to you by SimplisticallyLiving, the raspberry lemon lip balm is the ideal intensive care product to put on your lips when temperatures drop.
For this DIY lip balm without beeswax, you only need:
- Coconut oil. Moisturizes and soothes damaged skin;
- Lemon essential oil. Just a few drops will go a log way;
- Raspberry gelatin mix or organic freeze-dried raspberries if you want a 100% natural DIY lip balm.
14. Kool-Aid Homemade Tint Lip Balm
Your kids will love making this DIY lip balm with you. Use their favorite Kool-Aid flavors, mix them with coconut oil and water, find the cutest lip balm containers and let them enjoy the joy of making this DIY lip balm without beeswax.
- Sugar. This will enhance the taste of the lip balm and keep it together;
- Kool-Aid. Any flavor you like, but we recommend cherry for a natural tint;
- Water. Just enough to dissolve the sugar and Kool-Aid;
- Coconut oil. Provides the right texture and moisturizes the lips.
15. Honeysuckle Rosewater Lip Balm
Last but not least, we love to bring to your attention this sweet, subtle fragrance DIY shea butter lip balm recipe without beeswax.
Made and tested by BeautyMunsta, this delicious lip balm is your go-to ally in the fight against chapped lips. The shea butter may have something to do with this lip balm’s superhero abilities.
You’ll need the following ingredients.
- Honeysuckle oil. Has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties;
- Rose water. Great for restoring the pink hue of the lips and also adds an enchanting aroma to this DIY lip balm;
- Honey. Natural humectant that provides nutrients to the skin;
- Shea butter. Highly greasy to soothe chapped lips.
Making your own DIY lip balm is the best way to get the exact final product you’re after. Use organic ingredients and you won’t have to worry about the chemicals typically found in drug-store lip balms, lip tints or lip glosses.
Now that you know how to make lip balm and what you need to gather for your favorite one, you will not experience chapped lips anymore.
Choose a DIY coconut oil lip balm and with just a small amount, you will experience the healing properties of coconut oil or choose a DIY tinted lip balm recipe and you have a beauty and a lip care product for the price of one.
Who would not love the idea of a natural DIY beauty product that delivers on its promises? So, what’s your favorite?
Do you know other (passed down ) DIY lip balm recipes that you would like to share with us? Feel free to use our comments section below.