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DIY Lip Balm for Dry Chapped Lips

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Have you thought about creating self-care items but are concerned about startup expenses or unsure where to begin? This DIY lip balm recipe is budget-friendly and great for beginners.

In this blog post, I'll discuss two inexpensive DIY lip balm recipes. The first uses olive oil, beeswax, and your choice of honey or cocoa powder, eliminating the need for various oils or butter like cocoa butter or shea butter. The second lip balm formula features nourishing coconut oil and hydrating cocoa butter for a nutrient-rich blend.

Making lip balm is incredibly simple with this easy three-ingredient recipe. Initially, I hesitated to dive into DIY self-care products assuming it would be expensive and complicated. Surprisingly, it's more cost-effective than store-bought options, providing a foundation for various recipes. Creating lip balms is straightforward and enjoyable, yielding healthier products for your body while saving money.

Lip balm made with olive oil and beeswax is a natural and moisturizing option for lip care. Olive oil provides hydration, while beeswax offers a protective barrier, preventing moisture loss. This combination can help soothe and nourish dry or chapped lips. Additionally, the blend of these ingredients results in a balm with a smooth texture and a subtle, pleasant scent. Lip balm made with olive oil is not only beneficial for maintaining soft and healthy lips it's inexpensive to make.

Benefits Of Vitamin E In Lip Balm

When used in DIY lip balm, vitamin E offers potential benefits such as moisturizing and nourishing the lips. Its antioxidant properties may help protect the delicate skin on your lips from environmental damage. Additionally, vitamin E can contribute to the longevity of the lip balm by acting as a natural preservative.

Where Can I Purchase Lip Balm Containers?

Consider utilizing old lip balm or chap stick containers when available. If those aren't at hand, empty tubes are an affordable and reusable alternative if you plan on making a large batch. Check out this Amazon link for empty lip balm tubes. I lean towards small tins; I snagged a pack of 4 at Dollar Tree, making them a cost-effective choice. Here's an Amazon link for tins, you get 12 for $7.99 Tins are simpler to fill, have secure lids, and their compact size fits perfectly in a purse, diaper bag, or backpack, not to mention they're easier to locate.

Do I Have To Purchase Lip Balm Tubes For DIY Lip Balm?

You've probably seen videos of people effortlessly filling empty lip balm tubes, in my experience, it's not always that simple, which is why I prefer small tins. Utilizing a small tin simplifies the process, eliminating the need for a small funnel, and alleviates concerns about the mixture melting a plastic tube. Here are some helpful tips if you're keen on using a tube.

Tips for filling lip balm tubes.

To prevent DIY lip balm mixture from leaking through the tube, or melting the tube ensure your mixture isn't too hot. Additionally, consider chilling the tubes in the fridge for about 30 minutes before filling, as this helps the mixture solidify slightly and reduces the risk of leakage. I learned this the hard way and melted a plastic lip balm container.

Use a Funnel: Use a small funnel to ensure a precise and mess-free pour into the lip balm tubes.

Angle: Tilt the tube slightly while pouring to fill it more smoothly and prevent air pockets.

Use a Pipette or Dropper: Consider using a pipette or dropper for more precision, especially when dealing with a small container.

Check for Air Bubbles: Tap the tube gently on a surface to release any trapped air bubbles in the mixture.

Honey/Cocoa Lip Balm Recipe

How to make lip balm with olive oil and beeswax, follow these simple steps:

Enhance the flavor of this DIY lip balm recipe by incorporating cocoa powder. Substitute honey with 1/2-1 teaspoon of cocoa powder for a delicious-tasting lip balm.

Lip Balm Ingredients & Instructions

6 tablespoons beeswax pellets or grated

1/2 cup olive oil

4 teaspoons honey

1/2 capsule vitamin E, 400 IU (optional)

Small containers or lip balm tubes

Melt the beeswax and oil together in a microwave or double boiler without boiling. If it begins to boil, remove it from the heat and let it cool.

Once blended, add honey, pierce a vitamin E capsule, squeeze the contents into the mixture, and stir. Pour the mixture into clean containers with lids.

Let the lip balm sit at room temperature for 48 hours until it arrives at the proper consistency for spreading.

How to make lip balm with coconut oil & cocoa butter, follow these steps:

Lip balm ingredients

2 tablespoons beeswax

2 tablespoons cocoa butter

2 tablespoons coconut oil

8 drops of essential oils (optional)

1/2 capsule of vitamin E, 400 IU (optional)

Lip balm tubes or small containers (this recipe will fill about 12 tubes)


Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax together in a microwave or double boiler without boiling. If it begins to boil, remove it from the heat and let it cool. Add essential oils and vitamin E, 400 IU stir to mix. Pour balm into a jar or tube.

Explore these additional self-care items you can create yourself.

Whipped Body Butter

Moisturizing Body Wash

Shower Steamers

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