How to Make a Simple 3-Ingredient Lip Balm

How to Make a Simple 3-Ingredient Lip Balm

This recipe is both a guide for customization and a measured recipe, because I've found that multiple ingredients may be used, depending on what you currently have in your do-it-yourself toolbox, to make a great lip balm that will soothe and comfort your lips this fall and winter.

Course How To
Cuisine Body
Keyword Lip Balm
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 ounces; 7 lip balm tubes
Author Kristin Marr


  • 2 TB body butter such as: unrefined shea butter (24g), mango butter (24g), or cocoa butter (16g)
  • 2 TB nourishing oil such as: olive oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, or virgin coconut oil.
  • 2-3 tsp beeswax pellets 7g-10g


  1. In a glass bowl, combine the butter of your choice, oil of your choice, and beeswax pellets.
  2. Place the glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat. Heat until the beeswax and butter are melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn off the heat and remove the bowl from the pot.
  4. As the mixture cools, the lip balm will set, so it's important to work quickly. Pour the mixture into lip balm containers (tubes or cases), and allow the balm to sit for a few minutes until formed. The lip balm will last for the life of the ingredients, generally 6-12 months.