DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe with Essential Oils & Free Labels

DIY Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe with Essential Oils & Free Labels

Got dry, chapped lips? Treat your lips to this all natural, homemade essential oil lip balm and say goodbye to chapping.

I love making my own beauty products, not only is it great for natural living, it is also rewarding and fun! This DIY beauty recipe takes only a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to make. So, NO EXCUSES!

Homemade Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe with Essential Oils by Loving Essential Oils

Coconut Oil for Lips

Coconut oil is the base of this DIY recipe because it has many health and wellness benefits. It will get your lips soft and revived. Here are some reasons to use coconut oil in lip balm:

  • Coconut oil is safe to use on lips and easy to spread
  • A rich source of Omega 3, 6, 9 as well as vitamins and minerals
  • Has healing properties to soothe chapped lips
  • Acts as an emollient, softens and moisturizes the skin and lips
  • Works great as a lip gloss too because it leaves a nice shine
  • Excellent treatment for dry lips and chapped skin
  • Helps prevent premature aging

If you are allergic to coconuts you could try other carrier oils or butters like shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, castor oil or jojoba oil instead as a substitute.

Beeswax is used to give the coconut oil (or carrier oil you choose) more solidity. Beeswax could be omitted from the recipe but your diy lip balm will be more likely to melt. At 76 degrees F, coconut oil will melt to a liquid and may make it a little more difficult to apply to lips.

For natural coloring of the lip balm pictured I used burts bees lip shimmer in apricot. You can use any favorite lipstick brand you prefer to tint your balm or omit this step completely. I think it adds a nice touch of color but you can keep it all natural, or opt for coloring with natural minerals or pigments. Some even use beet root powder for a rosy color.

Essential Oils for Lip Balm

Essential oils are fabulous in lip balm recipes because they can add in additional benefits. Use caution with phototoxic essential oils.

Here are some great essential oil blend options for the lip balm recipe:

 Coconut Oil & Beeswax Lip Balm Omit essential oils completely, only use beeswax and coconut oil
Vegan Lip Balm Omit beeswax completely, use only coconut oil and essential oils
Healing Lip Balm Use 6 drops of Lavender essential oil and 4 drops Frankincense essential oil
Invigorating Peppermint Lip Balm Use 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil (or Spearmint oil)
Cleansing Lip Balm Use 5 drops of Tea tree oil and 5 drops of Lemon oil
Citrus Lip Balm Use 10 drops of Tangerine (sweet orange would work too)
Frankincense Lip Balm Use 10 drops of Frankincense essential oil
Lavender Lip Balm Use 10 drops of Lavender essential oil


Lip Balm Recipe with Essential Oils by Loving Essential Oils

DIY Essential Oil Lip Balm Recipe


Step 1: Melt beeswax and coconut oil together using double boiler method. Place both into glass pyrex measuring cup and place measuring cup into pan with gently boiling water.

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Step 2: Once melted, remove from heat. Add in slice of lipstick if desired to tint lip balm.

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Step 3: Stir with popsicle stick.

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Step 4: Mix in drops of essential oil.

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Step 5: Pour evenly into four lip balm containers. Allow to cool completely, place lids and labels on (see below how to get our free printable labels).

How to make essential oil lip balms by Loving Essential Oils

To use, apply small amount to finger and rub onto lips. Shelf life is up to 6 months (less if the ingredients you used expire before then). Store in a cool, dry place away from sun and heat.

Step by Step Tutorial

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Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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