DIY Lip Balm: The EASIEST DIY Lip Balm Recipe in The World (My Favourite Recipe!)

Last updated on May 22nd, 2020 at 05:11 pm

I’ve made several lip balm recipes but there’s one particular recipe that I ABSOLUTELY love (as well as the people I’ve given it to try).



Just 3 ingredients, that’s all.

  • 4 parts organic mango butter (get it here)
  • 4 parts organic coconut oil (get it here)
  • 2 parts organic beeswax (get it here)
4 parts organic mango butter
4 parts coconut oil
2 parts beeswax

So, let’s say you’re making 5 ounces of lip balm, the amounts should go as follows:

  • 2 ounces organic mango butter (get it here)
  • 2 ounces organic coconut oil (get it here)
  • 1 ounces organic beeswax (get it here)

That’s it!

Optional Extra Ingredients

  • To slow down rancidity of the oil and butter you can add a few drops of natural Vitamin E (only if you’re making a large batch – get vitamin E here)
  • Want it to have an aroma and the benefits of an essential oil? Add a few drops of mandarin essential oil (get it here) which is beautifully sweet and citrusy as well as uplifting. Please take into account that you have to be careful when it comes to adding essential oils to your DIY skin care. Use this scale and add only 0.4% of essential oil of the total weight of the rest of your ingredients. Add the essential oil when the mix is just starting to thicken a little bit as essential oils are volatile and can evaporate under high heat.

As I said, I LOVE this recipe which my friend Coba gave to me when doing my Institute of International Dermocosmetics course in Castellón, Spain.

How to Make Your DIY Lip Balm

I use a wax warmer to melt everything (easy!)
  • Weigh your ingredients first
  • Melt your ingredients together. I use a wax warmer (you can get it here) but you can also melt using the Bain Marie (also known as double boiler) method
  • Stir as the mix melts to make sure the ingredients are properly combined (I use glass rods for mixing)
  • Switch off wax warmer while stirring occasionally as the mix cools down (it will start to get thicker). This is the time to start pouring the mix onto the containers (don’t wait too long otherwise the mix will get too thick. If this happens, just warm the mix up again).
  • If you’re adding the mandarin essential oil, make sure to add it as the mix starts to thicken (by now the mix is cooler. Essential oils are volatile and can evaporate under high heat)
  • Pour onto containers like these ones. These are very similar to the ones I usually use although on the pic below I’m using a plastic containers since I make little testers at home. I do try to avoid plastic as much as possible in general though!
I absolutely love this formula. It is so simple and it works much better than my other lip balm formulas.

That’s it.

Wait until they mix is hardens and cap.

You will love this lip balm.

Ingredients & Scale I Use

Optional Ingredients, Equipment, Etc

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Let me know what you think about it in the comments area : )

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