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Make Your Own DIY Lip Balm


I use Lip Balm all the time, it’s an essential for me! It keeps my lips feeling soft and smooth, keeps me from getting chapped or cracked lips and I just love they way my lips shine with it on! You will be shocked at how fun and easy it is to make your own DIY Lip Balm.

In addition to it just being ridiculously fun, there are several benefits of making DIY lip balm.

Woman holding DIY lip balm in her hand
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Benefits of DIY Lip Balm


When you make your own lip balm, you have complete control over the ingredients that go into it. This means you can choose specific oils, butters, and essential oils based on your personal preferences and needs.

various lip balm ingredients on the table


Making your own lip balm can be much more cost-effective than buying commercial products. By purchasing ingredients in bulk, you can make a large batch of lip balm for a fraction of the cost of buying individual products. We also discussed the cost effectiveness of buying in bulk in our article about DIY Dry Shampoo. You can read that article here.

Natural Ingredients

DIY lip balm allows you to use natural ingredients, such as beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter, which are often more nourishing and hydrating than the synthetic ingredients found in commercial products.

Beeswax Pellets in Bowl on the table

Avoiding Harmful Chemicals

Many commercial lip balms contain chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Some of these ingredients can be irritating to some users and may be harmful to the environment. By making your own lip balm, you can avoid these ingredients and have peace of mind knowing exactly what is going into your product.

Fun and Creativity

And, as I may have already mentioned, making DIY lip balm is just a fun and creative activity. Experiment with different oils, butters, and essential oils to create a lip balm that is uniquely yours.

DIY lip balm ingredients

DIY Lip Balm Recipe

Here are some simple straightforward steps to get started:



  1. Begin by melting 1 tablespoon of beeswax pellets, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon of shea butter in a double boiler or heat-safe glass bowl over a pot of simmering water.

  2. Once the mixture has melted, remove from heat and add in 10-15 drops of essential oils if desired.

  3. To add color to your chapstick, stir in a small amount of your natural coloring agent until you reach your desired shade. Start with a small amount and add more as needed.

  4. Pour the mixture into lip balm tubes or small containers and let them cool completely before use.

  5. To use, apply the chapstick to your lips as needed for soft and hydrated lips.

One of the funnest part of making your own lip balm is being able to customize the color.

colorful powder in metal containers

If you want to make different colored chapstick, simply repeat the process with different coloring agents.

Natural Coloring Powder

Here are some natural coloring powders you can use to add color to your DIY chapstick:

  1. Beetroot powder – gives a bright pink or red color

  2. Cocoa powder – gives a dark brown color

  3. Turmeric powder – gives a bright yellow color

  4. Matcha powder – gives a light green color

  5. Spirulina powder – gives a dark green or blue-green color

  6. Hibiscus powder – gives a deep pink or purple color

  7. Annatto powder – gives an orange-yellow color

  8. Paprika powder – gives a warm orange color

  9. Carrot powder – gives an orange color

  10. Madder root powder – gives a red or pink color.

  11. Rosehip powder – gives a deep pink or red color

  12. Cinnamon powder – gives a warm brown color

  13. Blueberry powder – gives a deep purple or blue color

  14. Charcoal powder – gives a black or dark gray color

  15. Alkanet root powder – gives a deep red or purple color.

packages of coloring powder

You can create nearly endless shades by mixing these natural coloring agents.

In addition to adding color, many of these natural coloring powders may provide additional benefits:

  • Beetroot powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to brighten and even out skin tone.

  • Cocoa powder: Contains antioxidants and can help to soothe and hydrate dry skin.

  • Turmeric powder: Contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may help to reduce inflammation and improve skin’s appearance.

  • Matcha powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to reduce inflammation, protect against sun damage, and improve skin elasticity.

  • Spirulina powder: Contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and may help to hydrate and detoxify skin.

  • Hibiscus powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to brighten and firm skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Annatto powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to soothe and hydrate skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Paprika powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to improve circulation and brighten skin.

  • Carrot powder: Contains beta-carotene and may help to improve skin’s appearance and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Madder root powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to soothe and hydrate skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Rosehip powder: Contains vitamin C and may help to improve skin’s texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten skin.

  • Cinnamon powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.

  • Blueberry powder: Contains antioxidants and may help to protect against sun damage and improve skin’s appearance.

  • Charcoal powder: Contains detoxifying properties and may help to draw out impurities from the skin.

  • Alkanet root powder: Contains anti-inflammatory properties and a natural cooling ability that can be beneficial to the skin.

It’s worth noting that while these powders may have potential benefits when used topically, further research is needed to fully understand their effects on the skin.

Additionally, it’s important to patch test any new ingredients before using them on larger areas of the skin to avoid potential irritation or allergic reactions.

Many of these powders can be purchased, but you an also create own natural coloring powders using fruits and vegetables in just a few simple steps!

Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables to Make Coloring Powders

Dehydrating fruits and vegetables is a great way to make your own natural coloring powders for use in DIY cosmetics, including lip balm.

dehydrated fruit in mason jars

Here are some general instructions on how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to make coloring powders:


  • Fruits and vegetables of your choice

  • Dehydrator or oven

  • Blender or food processor

  • Fine mesh strainer


  1. Wash and prepare your fruits and vegetables. Remove any stems, seeds, or cores, and slice them into thin, even pieces. The thinner the slices, the faster they will dry.

  2. If using an oven, preheat it to its lowest setting. Place the sliced fruits and vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. If using a dehydrator, arrange the sliced fruits and vegetables on the dehydrator trays, making sure they are not touching each other.

  4. Dehydrate the fruits and vegetables until they are completely dry and brittle. The time needed will depend on the type of fruit or vegetable and the thickness of the slices. In an oven, it may take 6-12 hours, while in a dehydrator, it may take 6-24 hours.

  5. Once the fruits and vegetables are completely dry, let them cool to room temperature.

  6. Transfer the dried fruits and vegetables to a blender or food processor and blend until you have a fine powder. Depending on the type of fruit or vegetable, you may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor a few times to make sure everything is evenly ground.

  7. Pass the powder through a fine mesh strainer to remove any larger pieces or chunks. This will give you a fine, smooth powder.

  8. Store the powder in an airtight container in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it.

sliced oranges to be dehydrated

When using the powder as a coloring agent in your lip balms or other cosmetics, start with a small amount and add more as needed until you achieve your desired shade.

Create Your Own DIY Lip Balm Recipe!

Making your own DIY lip balm is a fun and creative way to customize your lip care routine. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a nourishing lip balm that suits your specific needs and preferences.

Plus, by using natural ingredients, you can avoid the potentially irritating chemicals and additives that are found in many commercial lip balms.

When making DIY lip balm, it’s important to choose high-quality ingredients and follow a reliable recipe.

Woman putting lip balm on her lips

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can make your own customized lip balm at home.

Whether you prefer a tinted balm or a simple, unscented formula, DIY lip balm is a great way to care for your lips naturally and affordably.

Give it a try and drop us a comment to let us know how it goes for you!

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