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!

Making Substitutions

Don’t have the oil or butter called for in the recipe? Here’s a guide on how to choose a good alternative from what you do have.

What's with the waxes?

Beeswax, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, bayberry wax—how are they different? Can you use one instead of another?

Help, I made a mess!

My best tips for cleaning up your DIY messes 🙂
Candy Cane Lip Scrub

Candy Cane Lip Scrub

Winter is hard on lips, so this scrub is designed to be paired with my Candy Cane Peppermint Lip Balm to create perfectly gift-able, minty lip kit. Begin by buffing off any dry skin with this rich scrub, and then follow up with the creamy lip balm for soft, pampered,...

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Candy Cane Peppermint Lip Balm

Candy Cane Peppermint Lip Balm

Welcome to our first holiday DIY of 2023! We're kicking off with a lovely Candy Cane Peppermint Lip Balm as lip balm is one of the most giftable DIYs around. It's inexpensive to make (but expensive to buy), almost everyone uses it, it's got a long shelf life, and you...

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Hot Chocolate Lip Butter

Hot Chocolate Lip Butter

We're continuing our Hot Chocolate holiday making theme with some tubes of the sort of lip butter I need in the winter. It's rich, creamy, and most importantly, long-wearing. This stuff sticks around for hours—an absolute must when it's cold, dry, and generally bleh...

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DIY Moisturizing Lip Oil: 3 Ways

DIY Moisturizing Lip Oil: 3 Ways

I've been having a ton of fun making lip oil formulations this year, and today I'm finally sharing three of my favourite formulations starring a new-to-me ingredient that I'm low-key obsessed with. These are super easy to stir up (no heating required!) and are a...

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Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

Peppermint Beeswax Lip Balm

If you love Burt's Bees lip balm, you should definitely try this formulation. I've been working on this project for months, testing and adjusting and comparing it to the original and circling back and trying again, and I think I've gotten really, really close. I...

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Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid

Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid

If dry winter lips are driving you up the wall, I think you will love this rich and creamy Candlelight Lip Butter with Hyaluronic Acid. It stars a base of luxurious and deeply moisturizing ingredients while also boasting lip-plumping and anti-ageing effects. Let's...

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Mocha Lip Scrub

Mocha Lip Scrub

In today's edition of "I promise that's not actually food even though it looks, smells (and tastes!) like it" I'm sharing a formulation for a simple six-ingredient Mocha Lip Scrub! This decadent coffee and chocolate scented scrub is perfect for gently buffing away...

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Summer Stone Fruit Lip Balm

Summer Stone Fruit Lip Balm

This cherry-hued, marzipan-scented lip balm is a lovely bit of summery goodness in a tube! You'll need just six ingredients to make it, and you can customize the colour—including adjusting the formulation to include more pigment to create a lip tint. You can choose to...

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Creamy Almond Lip Balm

Creamy Almond Lip Balm

This rich Creamy Almond Lip Balm has a gorgeous ointment-gel consistency, and it's an evolution of the Almond & Olive Creamy Lip Balm I shared last autumn. A combination of a pseudo wax and a true wax gives us an end product that's a bit reminiscent of petrolatum...

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Cocoa Coconut Sticky Lip Balm

Cocoa Coconut Sticky Lip Balm

There was really no way I could do a Cocoa Coconut theme and not do a lip balm. Cocoa Coconut practically begs to be lip-balm-ized! Since we're in the midst of ultra-dry wintery weather right now, I opted to make this a Cocoa Coconut Sticky Lip Balm because when it is...

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Almond & Olive Creamy Lip Balm

Almond & Olive Creamy Lip Balm

It has been absolutely ages since I shared a lip balm formulation, but with cold & dry winter conditions here for the somewhat foreseeable future, it's definitely time for a new way to keep our lips happy! This Almond & Olive Creamy Lip Balm has a rich,...

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Nourishing Lip Mask

Nourishing Lip Mask

Today we're blending up a simple, all-natural, Nourishing Lip Mask. I've called it a lip mask, but honestly, it's a super versatile salve for all kinds of dry, irritated skin. It stars a short and sweet list of rich, soothing emollients to create a gorgeous ointment...

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