Lip Balm Recipes

Wondering how to make lip balm? I've got over 30 recipes to get you started, from plain to tinted to vegan, and everything inbetween!

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Royal Hibiscus Lip Tint

This pretty, ruddy russet-toned lip tint glides on with a pop of mint and a hint of golden shimmer. Everything comes together quickly and easily, leaving you with a fistful of little gifts for friends and family in no time. The colour comes from an infusion of...

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Double Mint Lip Balm

This silky smooth double mint lip balm marries strong, bright peppermint with soft, subtle spearmint, and adds a hint of spicy French rosemary for good measure. It’s a simple lip balm, with a base of glossy coconut oil, moisturizing cocoa butter, and soothing...

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Ruby Lip Tint

This pretty ruby lip tint gets its ruby colour pop from an infusion of alkanet root—Batschia canescens. Native to the Mediterranean, it produces bright blue flowers and dark red roots that have been used as a dye for hundreds of years. Alkanet powder itself is pretty...

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Vanilla Latte Swirl Lip Balm

This sweet, smooth vanilla latte swirl lip balm is downright delightful. It’s like a trip to a local café in a vibrant new city. New York, perhaps, or London. The smell of rich coffee mingles with sweet vanilla and mouth watering cocoa. A touch of optional...

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London Fog Lip Balm

I am quite smitten with this glossy, fragrant London Fog Lip Balm. Inspired by the lovely latte made with Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup, it conjures up memories of misty days wandering cobblestone lined streets with a woolen jacket and a chunky scarf....

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Coral Lip Balm

This pretty coral lip balm brings a pretty pop of colour and a hint of shimmer to an already awesome tube of lip balm. It’s fun to make and easily tweaked to your preferred shade of coral and level of colour and shimmer—I like it a lot. The colour comes from a...

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Ginger Petitgrain Lip Balm

This light and gently spiced lip balm is just the thing for brightening your days, even if they are unbearably short right now (as mine are). Ginger adds a hint of spicy warmth, while petitgrain brings an intriguingly dry hint of citrus to the lip balm (sans...

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Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm

I thought I’d continue my pumpkin spice spree with this delightful Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm. Not only does it smell of pie and leave your lips smooth and glossy, but it also contains real pumpkin oil, which gives it a wonderful mandarin hue. Want to watch this...

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Rose Spearmint Lip Balm

Several months ago I ordered some rose wax from Saffire Blue, and apart from enthusiastically sniffing the wee baggie it came in, I haven’t done anything with it until now. This lovely rose and spearmint lip balm was well worth the wait, though. Want to buy this...

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Sun Kissed Lip Balm

This fun bronze-tinted shimmery sun kissed lip balm is perfect for summer. With a fantastic cocoa peppermint scent, great glide, and some shimmer and shine, I’m loving having this in my purse this summer. A base of beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and sweet...

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Blushing Argan Lip Balm

This carnation coloured Blushing Argan Lip Balm is inspired by Josie Maran’s Argan Lip Treatment. It sounded like a good idea, but the reviews were a little mixed. Some users raved about it—subtle, smoothing, shiny. Others said it was a bit lackluster, from...

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Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm

This soft and creamy Monoi de Tahiti and Meadowfoam Lip & Body Balm comes together in a flash, and leaves you smelling of Tahitian gardenias and citrus. It sinks in quickly, and feels wonderful on the skin. The ingredient list is short, and you can use the balm on...

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