A while back I researched several homemade lip balm recipes with beeswax, quite a few of them didn’t work out too well, but some did, and these were much better than store-bought varieties.
I was searching for more homemade skin care products because I suffered from terribly cracked and chapped lips in winter and summer. I guess this is from all the dry air from the air conditioning or from the heating. Most of the commercial chapsticks only seemed to work for a little while, so I was constantly applying it to my lips.
These homemade chapstick recipes are not only soothing and nourishing but are also very easy and economical to make. And best of all they only contain 100% pure ingredients.
Homemade Lavender Lip Balm
Your lips are far more delicate than on any other part of the body, they have a very thin upper layer of skin cells which make them much more exposed to extreme temperatures and rough weather conditions. So a homemade lip balm could be essential for the skin on your mouth.
Lavender is very well known for its soothing, cooling and healing qualities. So if your lips are feeling hot or cracked, this recipe for homemade lip balm is for you!
- 1 oz (30g) Bees Wax
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) Sweet Almond Oil
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) Calendula Oil
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- Stainless steel pan
- Wooden spoon
- Small glass jars including lids or you can buy these empty lip balm container tubes on Amazon
- In a stainless steel saucepan, melt the beeswax, almond oil and calendula oil over a low heat, stirring continuously.
- Once completely melted, take the pan off the heat.
- Keep stirring until the mixture cools down to body temperature (37 C).
- Add the lavender essential oil and stir thoroughly.
- You may add another essential oil to complement the lavender if you wish.
- Leave to set until cold in small glass jars.
Rosemary Lip Balm Recipe
This recipe for lip balm is green in color and has quite a firm texture. It’s both soothing and moisturizing for anyone with lips that are chapped or cracked.
- Place the oil and beeswax into the top of a double boiler or into a bowl set into a saucepan of boiling water.
- Gently melt them together and then stir in the rosemary and rose water.
- Keep the mixture at just bellow simmering point for 30 minutes.
- Strain into a small clean jar or container, leave to cool before covering.
Honey Lip Balm Recipe
This natural lip balm not only soothes and repairs sore lips; it also tastes pretty good to.
- Gently melt the beeswax and oil in a double boiler or in a bowl over a pan of water.
- Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the honey.
- Continue to stir until the mixture has began to cool before transferring into a small jar or container.
- Cover when completely cool.
Adding Herbs To Your Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
Using a high protection sunscreen when it’s hot, and a creamy homemade lip balm in the cold and windy weather will go a long way in keeping your mouth feeling great, plus looking full and gorgeous. But, for extra soothing natural lip balms add one or all of the following herbs:
- 1 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped Marshmallow
- 1 teaspoon dried marigold flowers or 2 fresh marigold heads
- 1/2 teaspoon dried or 2 tablespoons fresh Chopped Dried Calendula Flowers
- If you are adding the herbs to your lip balm add them to the melted beeswax and oil.
- Keep the mixture at simmering point for 15 minutes before straining into a clean jar or container.
- Whilst the mixture is still hot stir in the honey and then leave to cool completely before covering.
A Chocolate Lip Gloss Recipe
This lip gloss recipe has paraffin wax instead of beezwax but it’s excellent for keeping my lips moist and stops them cracking and it tastes great too. It also has a slight brown tinge that doubles as a nice tinted lip gloss.
- Put the paraffin, coconut oil and Vaseline into a zip-loc bag and seal the top.
- Put the bag into a pot of boiling water and leave them until all the ingredients are melted. When it looks like the ingredients have melted, take the bag out and knead the bag with your fingers to blend all the oil and wax together properly.
- Open the zip-loc bag and sprinkle a little cocoa powder into the wax mixture. Seal the bag and knead the bag between your fingers again. Keep doing this until you get the chocolatey taste that suits what you want.
- When you’ve got a nice runny mixture of oil, wax and chocolate that tastes good to you and has a bit of a brown tint, cut the corner off the bag and pour the whole mixture into a lip gloss pot.
I let the recipe set overnight before using it and now I carry it with me everywhere. I don’t get cracked lips and it always give my lips a little bit of color even when I’m not wearing lipstick.
This is the best homemade lip balm recipe I’ve tried and it’s so easy! Another great recipe can be found on my how to make a DIY lip balm and use it everywhere page, if your lips are in a real bad way it could be better and more effective.
Your turn… What natural homemade beauty products or recipes for homemade chapstick do you use?