Simple DIY Lip Balm for Soft Lips

Simple DIY Lip Balm for Soft Lips

Today, we're diving into the world of homemade cosmetics with a simple yet luxurious lip balm recipe. If you're a beginner looking to dip your toes into the art of crafting your own products, this recipe is tailored just for you. It's also highly customisable - add your own unique twist! It's not only easy to follow but also filled with the goodness of natural ingredients. 

Let's get started on creating a lip balm that will leave your lips soft and hydrated.

Easy Lip Balm Recipe


1 tbsp Beeswax

1 tbsp Castor Oil

2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil

1 heaped tbsp Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter

1/2 teaspoon White Gold Mica (for that subtle shimmer)

15-20 drops Essential Oil (choose your favourite scent)

1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

Why choose these ingredients? Each component in this recipe plays an important role in nourishing and protecting your lips.

Beeswax forms the perfect base, offering a natural shield against harsh elements, while castor oil provides a glossy finish without the stickiness.

Almond oil, a treasure trove of vitamins, deeply moisturises the skin. 

Choosing between shea butter and cocoa butter depends on your texture preference; both are excellent for softening and healing.

The mica adds a beautiful, natural shimmer (or tint), and the essential oils not only infuse your balm with a lovely fragrance but also add additional therapeutic benefits.

The vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping extend the shelf life of your lip balm.

Creating Your Lip Balm

Begin by gently melting the beeswax, castor oil, almond oil, and your butter of choice in a double boiler on a medium heat. The gentle heat will ensure that the ingredients blend well without losing their beneficial properties.

When the ingredients have been melted into a liquid, remove it from the heat. Now, stir in the vitamin E oil and your chosen essential oils. This is the moment where you can customise your lip balm, making it truly your own.

Sprinkle in the mica powder. This ingredient is optional, but a little bit can add a lovely tint to your balm, making your lips look naturally vibrant.

Carefully decant the liquid balm into clean, small containers. You can use old lip balm tubes, small jars, or any container that you prefer - we love aluminium tins. Allow the balm to cool and solidify, transforming into the final product that's ready to use.

Patience is key – let your lip balm cool and set completely. This might take a few minutes to an hour, but it's worth the wait. 

As it cools, the balm will harden into the perfect consistency for easy application.

Once cooled, your homemade lip balm is ready to pamper your lips. Glide it on for instant hydration, or gift it to friends and family as a thoughtful, personalised treat. Not only does it look and smell good, but it also provides your lips with essential nourishment and protection.

Creating your own lip balm is not just about the end product; it's about the joy of crafting something that's uniquely yours. It's a reminder that natural ingredients can be powerful and effective in caring for our bodies. 

So, indulge your lips with this homemade delight and revel in the satisfaction of having crafted your very own skincare gem!