Natural Wellness with Julie Reneaud

How to Easily Make DIY Organic Lip Balm

I used to be so intimidated by the idea of making my own lip balm. I would search Pinterest, read blog posts, study recipes, and then reluctantly go buy a lip balm that I really didn’t like from the corner market.

It was so hard for me to believe that making my own chapstick was really as easy as many suggested.

Well, let me tell ya….it is!!

DIY Organic Lip Balms

Seriously folks, lip balm is VERY easy to make. It only takes a few simple steps and a couple basic ingredients.

Plus, it’s also really fun to do with your children. Just be sure to keep in mind that the melted wax and coconut oils are super hot and your children will need close supervision if younger.

With that in mind, let’s get to it!

Here are the simple steps I use to make my lip balms…..which I think are the total bomb!!!!!!

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Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil

Organic Beeswax Pellets

Lip Balm Recipe DIY ingredients


Lip Balm Containers

• Optional, but convenient pouring tray (if using standard lip balm tubes)

• Heating Source (I use double broiler method with saucepan and glass pyrex measuring cup)


Measure the two coconut oils and beeswax in equal proportions.

To make around 20 lip balms, I use 1/4 cup of solid coconut oil, 1/4 cup of fractionated coconut oil, and 1/4 cup of beeswax. I choose to use coconut oil because it creates a nice white colored lip balm and does not add any additional flavoring. For beeswax, I recommend the pellets as they melt so much quicker than the bars. Plus, they are much easier to measure.

Melt together and mix thoroughly.

You can use a double broiler method, which I prefer, or the microwave. Just be sure to stir frequently.  If it is not mixed well, the lip balm will not have the same consistency throughout the container.


Add essential oils and stir in to blend. (OPTIONAL)

My favorite essential oil for lip balm is Peppermint essential oil. It tastes wonderful and gives my lips a little minty tingle. For 20 lip balms tubes, I use 15 drops of 100% pure essential oil.  This step is up to you and your preferences. You can use cinnamon oil, orange and vanilla oils, or lemon essential oil. Whatever your lips desire!!

Carefully pour into lip balm containers.

This can be a little challenging. I use a glass pyrex cup with a spout for this and carefully pour into the lip balm tubes. Having a pouring tray is VERY helpful. I can’t imagine doing this without a tray. Other options are to use small sealable lip balm jars.

Once the tubes are filled, replace the cap, and then store upright until chilled. When at room temperature, throw those lip balms in your purse or backpack and you’re all set!!

Pouring into DIY lip balm tubes


See what I mean?? It’s super easy to make your own organic lip balm and at the most takes around 10 minutes to complete.

If ya want to get fancy, you can consider adding a pinch of tinted mica powder to color your lip balm!

All of this will give you kissable colorful moist lips!!

DIY lip balm 3 simple steps

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