The One with Lip Balm

Have a few spare minutes today? Want to try your hand at an enjoyable and easy DIY project? Read on!

This project is a favorite of mine because it combines two things I love: essential oils and lip balm! Seriously, it’s almost too easy! Why spend money on overpriced lip balm that contains chemicals you can’t even pronounce? {Now, don’t get me wrong, some days I just don’t have time for a DIY with all the littles in my house. On those days, I have a back-up Burt’s Bees lip balm lying around.} This recipe will give you about 14 lip balms so you can save one for those busy days or gift a few to friends and family.



  • 2 TBSP Coconut Oil
  • 1 TBSP Beeswax Pellets
  • 1 TBSP Shea Butter
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E oil
  • 10-12 drops of Essential Oil of Choice
  • About 14 lip balm tubes


  1. Use double boiler to melt coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter until liquid.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Add Vitamin E oil and stir.
  4. Add Essential Oil(s) of Choice and stir.
  5. Pour into lip balm tubes.

Some tips I’ve learned along the way:

  • If you don’t have a double boiler you can use a pan and bowl. Simply add a small amount of water to the pan and place the bowl directly on top of it. {See picture above} Use low-medium heat as the water can start to boil and will cause the water to splash.
  • After removing the ingredients from the pan, I will pour them into a glass Pyrex measuring cup with a spout. This makes it SUPER easy to pour into the small tubes without making a mess. Also, once the mixture starts to harden, you can place in the microwave and quickly zap it to melt it back to liquid form.


For this recipe today, I used Lavender essential oil. However, the possibilities are endless! Feel free to mix and match to find a scent combo you enjoy. Some combinations that I enjoy are: Lime & Peppermint (smells like a Mojito!), Lavender & Lemon, Grapefruit & Orange and Lemon & Lime. {Please note that Citrus Oils can cause photo-sensitivity}

Click to learn more about the only brand of essential oils I use.







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