How To Make Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Whip up a super moisturizer to keep your smile soft and healthy naturally.

December 11, 2015
DIY lip balm
PHOTOGRAPH BY MEGHAN CAUDILL

Gather Ingredients + Supplies
1 part beeswax
1 part coconut oil
1 part shea butter
Vitamin E oil
Peppermint oil

Glass measuring cup or bowl
Saucepan
Utensil for stirring
Tins or jars for storing lip balm

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lip balm ingredients
PHOTOGRAPH BY MEGHAN CAUDILL

Measure + Mix
1. Measure beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter into a glass measuring cup or bowl.

2. In a saucepan, bring 1-2 inches of water to a simmer, then place measuring cup or bowl in water. Stir occasionally until mixture is fully melted and blended together, about 10 minutes. If desired, add a few drops of Vitamin E and peppermint oil. 

3. Drizzle some of the mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and let harden (the fridge will help speed this along) to test your lip balm. This recipe is a good jumping off point, but you should definitely adjust it to your liking! Add more peppermint or vitamin e oils, or more of the beeswax, shea butter, or coconut oil. A tip: More beeswax will make a harder balm; more coconut oil or shea butter will make a softer balm.

DIY lip balm
PHOTOGRAPH BY MEGHAN CAUDILL

Fill Containers
Carefully pour mixture into lip balm tins or tubes and let cool completely before putting on lids.

DIY lip balm
PHOTOGRAPH BY MEGHAN CAUDILL

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