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A Lesson in Lip Balm


I make a lot of lip balm.  It’s easy and the lip balms actually work.  How easy, you ask?

Really easy.

Making Lip Balm

First, get your ingredients ready.  You’ll need oil, some wax, and some butter if you feel like it.

Next, melt all of the ingredients together.  I do this in a pot on the stove on the lowest heat setting possible.  If I had a double boiler, I would use that instead.  It’s important not to overheat the ingredients or burn the oil.

Melting the ingredients

Melting the ingredients

Once everything is melted, take the liquid off the heat and add your essential oils.

Melted Ingredients

Melted Ingredients

Finally, pour your lip balms.  I use this fancy lip balm tray to hold all of the tubes steady.  As it turns out, I actually need help holding my hand steady as there is always some spillage.

Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray

Lip Balm Tube Filling Tray

Finally, let the balms set and cool.  It’s a bit like watching the kettle boil, so it’s best to find something else to do in the meantime.  When possible, I like to let mine set overnight.  Once they are ready, you can taken them out of the tray and pop the lids on each tube.

The Result?

Do these simple steps and you’ll have a homemade lip balm.  I like to call mine Lip Lube.

Here’s a shot of two tubes I just made up for a friend who was brave enough to try out my formula.

Lip Lube

Lip Lube

The Recipe

It took me a long time and many trials to come up with the recipe that I use.  I like it because it’s soft enough to be used in the cold winter months, but doesn’t melt in your purse or pocket in the hot summer months.  I just might end up selling these tubes of Lip Lube one day. So, for now, I’m opting to keep the recipe to myself.

If you’re looking for ideas, check out one of my favorite sites here.  It’s the Crunchy Betty site.  It’s full of ideas, recipes and tips.  It’s a great starting point!  Or, if you’re more adventurous, try a few combinations out on your own.  It might take a few tries, but I’m sure you’ll end up with a formula that works.  Either way, have fun!

52 thoughts on “A Lesson in Lip Balm

  1. Thanks Alia!! That’s a great post! I am saying this again, you are really talented 🙂 I hope you would make big someday 🙂 All the best!!

  2. When will you start shipping all these wonderful products! I am more than willing to be a tester for you 🙂

  3. When I first saw that picture I thought it was corn and butter in a pot. LOL! Do you plan on selling any of the items that you make in the future? I would definitely be interested in purchasing if you do, because so far I’ve loved all of your DIY’s. 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m so glad that you’re liking my DIYs! I definitely want to sell in the future. It’s all part of the grand plan! Stay tuned! Thank you so much for your support!

  4. WOW! Considering how much lip balm I use I might have to start making it 😛
    Great post!


  5. This is great! I love your DIYs. Might try making soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. You have really good recipes for DIY makep. Each week, you amaze me with your recommendations. 🙂 Kumiko Mae, Beauty Blogger – Philippines

  7. Wow!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! GIGLOVE

  8. I have yet to try making my own balms or glosses, but this post is super helpful! Thanks! 🙂

  9. Wow. I have yet to try making my own – thank you for sharing this tutorial!

  10. Woahhh!! That was soo simple.. I guess its a worth a try Alia!!

  11. wow that is amazing!! love your DIYs and I would love to try them out soon!! ^^

  12. Alia! You know how I love your DIYs! I am always so amazed at your talent! And yes, I would love to be your tester too 😀 Fabulous girl! Best of luck with all your endeavours ❤

  13. I’ve never thought about DIY my lip balm and it’s crazy interesting and I can only imagine the final satisfaction of having your homemade stick.
    Have a fabulous week.

  14. Love how you always DIY your products! Must be really cool to be able to make your own products and share them with your friends..

    • YES – I love to be able to make my own products and to share with friends and family. It’s great knowing exactly what I’m putting on my skin each day.

  15. oh wow! this is amazing. would never have thought to doing it myself

  16. wow amazing! You’re really so talented in DIY stuffs 😀

  17. Cool DIY idea! So easy! 😀 I may give this a try if I can find wax somewhere around where I live. 🙂 GIG

  18. Great post! I love your DIYs and would love to try your balms. 🙂

  19. What a wonderful idea of making it yourself… at least you know what you put in and what to expect from the final product.
    Well done on final recipe… I know that perfecting something is not easy.

  20. I’m always so impressed with your projects – I love the sound of this, and the name is too cute!

  21. After the holidays are over, I’m def going to try making lip balms. Looks so easy! Maybe me and my daughter and work on it together. gig

  22. you are talentedd, love the packaging btw 🙂

  23. alia, are you selling this stuff alreadY??? i live in canada too soooo i wnat to purchase something ahahah!!! 😛 i really liike the simple packaging..and i am dying to try one of your products!!! everything sounds and looks so good!!! xoxo gig

    • I’m not quite ready to sell yet, Nina. I’m so glad to know that you are also in Canada, though! Once I’m set, I can get your some things to try.

  24. DIY sound so fun!!! i love doing DIY too but if only i have time!LOL…i tried making own bath bomb!!it’s so fun!

  25. wow first time to see the whole process! ~gig

  26. Wow.. this is so interesting! maybe should add in honey too!! I am wondering where you get the lip balm refill tubes?

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