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10 Deliciously Simple Homemade Lip Balm Recipes

Lip balm is a must-have item in every girl’s makeup bag, especially during the cold winter months. Fortunately, you’re no longer limited to the selection of lip balms at your favorite drug or discount store. Here’s a roundup of 10 creative DIY lip balm recipes that demonstrate the wide range of beauty products you can make from the comfort of your own home.

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1. Honey Lip Balm

Using only four ingredients, this lip balm recipe is the perfect place for beginners to start their DIY beauty adventures. The honey adds a subtle flavor that both kids and adults love, so this would be an excellent slumber party craft project for young girls to make. Frugal Family Home uses tins purchased on Amazon for this project, but recycled mint tins would work well too. 


2. Chocolate Chip Lip Balm

This is another simple four ingredient lip balm recipe, using chocolate chips to turn the finished product into a tasty treat. Paula Parrish says to use high quality chocolate chips for the best results.

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3. Sweet Strawberry Lip Balm

Purchased strawberry lip balm is generally full of nasty chemicals you don’t want anywhere near your lips. This fabulous recipe from Bren Did gives you the juicy strawberry flavor you crave by using freeze dried strawberries as the base. There’s even a link for free printable labels you can use to personalize your lip balm pots if you’re planning to make several to give as gifts.


4. Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

This lip balm from The Gunny Sack uses grapefruit essential oil for an energizing pick me up that will help you power through the day. The red color comes from the addition of a purchased lip balm or lipstick, so it’s not entire homemade. If you wanted to make this recipe truly all-natural, you could swap it out for a little cosmetic mica powder.


5. Lemon Ginger Lip Balm

Ginger essential oil and lemongrass essential oil give this unique homemade lip balm recipe from Soap Deli News its distinctive scent. Bronze mica powder adds a hint of shimmer, but you can simply omit the mica if you’d prefer a clear lip balm.

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6. Spiced Chai Lip Balm

This lip balm recipe from The Paleo Mama was created to mimic the rich flavor of chai tea. It uses cinnamon bark or cassia essential oil, clove essential oil, and ginger essential oil. Castor oil gives the product a glossy shine.

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7. Vanilla Coffee Lip Balm

Are you one of those people who drinks coffee all day long just because you love the taste? If so, this homemade lip balm recipe is for you. Creator Lexi McNeal says the secret ingredient is coffee-infused coconut oil.

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8. Red Velvet Lip Balm

Drawing inspiration from red velvet cake, this lip balm from Humble Bee and Me will leave a tint of russet red color on your lips. The recipe makes enough to fill 10 tubes, so you may want to cut it in half if you’re not planning on giving away any of your creations.


9. Burt’s Bees Copycat Lip Balm

If you’re addicted to Burt’s Bees lip balm, this frugal DIY lip balm recipe courtesy of Happy Money Saver provides an excellent substitute. It uses a few more ingredients than many other lip balm recipes, but the result is a closer to a commercially purchased product.


10. Peppermint Lip Balm EOS Refill

Here’s another recipe that gets its inspiration from a commercially purchased product. This technique for refilling your empty EOS containers is so simple, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself. (If peppermint lip balm isn’t your thing, you can easily use this refill method from Mom 4 Real to make DIY EOS lip balm in any flavor you want.)