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Lip Balm Recipe: How to Make it at Home for $0.60 Per Tube!

This simple homemade lip balm recipe is doable for everyone – and super cost effective. You can make it for less than $0.60 per tube, even with organic ingredients!
Prep Time3 mins
Active Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY Beauty Recipes
Author: Elizabeth Walling


  • Empty lip balm tubes
  • Small stainless steel funnel
  • Double boiler pot
  • Kitchen Stove


  • 6 tablespoons organic coconut oil olive oil or shea butter are also good choices
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic beet root powder or hibiscus powder** for tint optional
  • 30 drops of your favorite essential oils optional – here’s where I order my essential oils


  • Put the coconut oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil) and beeswax (Cera Alba) in a double boiler over medium heat
  • Stir until emollient has melted together
  • Add essentials oils (my favorite is Lavandula Angustifolia!) and tint powder (Beta vulgaris)
  • Fully mix in until the salve is consistent.
  • Turn off the stove and carefully pour the liquid into each lip balm tube. The mixture can harden quickly, so don’t be too slow about it.
  • Let the mixture cool for about an hour, before using as a regular lip balm.


NOTE: Some essential oils (such as cinnamon and clove) need to be diluted more or they can irritate the skin. I advise avoiding stronger essential oils in this recipe just to be safe.
NOTE #2: I ONLY recommend high-quality essential oils to add a nice scent (and therapeutic benefits) to your DIY lip balm. Remember, some of what goes on your lips ends up in your mouth! That is NOT the place for artificial fragrances and flavors.
NOTE #3: PEANUT ALLERGY WARNING: Those with severe peanut allergies should not use hibiscus. Please use caution.