Make Your Own Non-toxic Lip Balm

I am constantly using lip balm. I used to be a Chapstick girl, but NO MORE! Have you heard what is in Chapstick?! Let’s just say it’s not good for you and ultimately doesn’t even help with your chapped lips. This is what lead to me switching to Burt’s Bee’s and that eventually lead to me making my own. Nothing says, “toxin free”, like making your own non-toxic lip balm.

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Everything You Need

3 tbsp beeswax pellets

2 tbsp shea butter

2 tbsp coconut oil

30 drops of the essential oil of your choice (I used spearmint

Lip balm tubes (mine came in a package of 50)

Lip balm pouring tray 

I did not get the lip balm pouring tray the first time I made my own non-toxic lip balm and totally regretted it! I had a waxy mess everywhere. It is definitely worth it to get the pouring tray.


How to Make It

First, set up your own double boiler. This can be done by taking a sauce pan, filling it ¾ of the way up with water, and placing a glass or stainless steel bowl on top of the water. Put your double boiler on the stove top and turn the heat on high. You will put the ingredients (minus the essential oils) in the bowl, the water will start to heat up the bowl, and the ingredients will melt together. The wax will take longer than the other ingredients.

After everything is melted, remove the bowl from the heat, let it cool slightly, and stir in about 30 drops of essential oil.

Set up the lip balm tubes in the pouring tray and use a small spoon or pipet to fill up the tubes. Let everything set for a few hours, put on the caps, and your done! If you would like, you can use the same labels that I did! Here is a free printable. I use these for essential oil roller bottles so you may need to trim them down to size. I print this design on these specific, waterproof, labels.

Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes with printable roller bottle labels.

This recipe makes 15 to 20 tubes. You won’t have to buy any nasty chapstick, ever again! Plus, these make great gifts. I hope you enjoy treating your lips with something that is actually good for them.

What essential oil will you use in your homemade batch of non-toxic lip balm? I would love to know your favorite scent!

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  1. Kate

    February 11, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Oh, this looks like a surprisingly easy DIY! I’m gonna have to give this a try!

    1. KatiesKottage

      March 5, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      I hope it works out for you. 🙂

  2. Jennifer Corter

    February 9, 2018 at 9:18 am

    This is so neat! I am definitely going to be trying this one out!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm

      Awesome! I hope you love it. 🙂

  3. Maryal

    February 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Oooohhh this is super cool and so fun! I love a good beauty DIY so I’ll definitely be saving this one! Thanks for sharing!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 8, 2018 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks! I hope you end up making it and loving it. Thank you for reading!

  4. Jennifer | Blushing Hydrangea

    February 8, 2018 at 9:04 am

    This is great and my daughter would love this! I see a mother-daughter day in the future!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 8, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      That sounds awesome! I hope you have fun. 🙂

  5. shalama

    February 8, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Those are cute. I have never thought of making my own because I don’t do much lip stuff, but could see these as great gifts.

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 8, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      Thanks! Yep, super great gifts, especially if you are on a budget.

  6. Amy Terry

    February 7, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    These are so cute and I bet they feel great on the lips!

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      Yep! I love mine and am so glad I decided to make my own. Thanks for reading! I love your blog!

  7. Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor

    February 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    I am definitely a lip balm girl myself. I have never looked at what’s in it, now I need to and potentially have to start making my own.

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Yeah it can be a bit scary when you start looking at the labels of what you have been using. I downloaded and use the app “Think Dirty.” It has been eye opening.

  8. candy

    February 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I don’t have bee wax pellets just bee wax so I think I have everything except the containers. Have to get some containers.

    1. KatiesKottage

      February 7, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Yep, it does not have to be in the form of pellets. Have fun making yours! 🙂

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