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After almost a decade of making it and sharing it with my friends and family, this recipe continues to be my go-to for my lips.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 


About a decade ago, I became serious about using essential oils in my life. One of the first things I made - and continued to make because I loved it so much - is lip balm. After almost a decade of making it and sharing it with my friends and family, this recipe continues to be my go-to for my lips. I have tubes of this glorious goodness in my nightstand drawer, desk drawer, purse, and makeup bag. After years of making it I keep all of the ingredients around the house so I can whip up a batch anytime I need to!

Once you have a good recipe, you can play around with different essential oils. My absolute favorite for chapped lips from the sun or from the dryness of visiting mountains in Colorado is peppermint - it's minty, soothing and perks me up. A close second is a combination of frankincense and lavender (used in this combination it can also double as a moisture stick for around your eyes).


I only use Young Living oils because of their commitment to sustainable sourcing and purity. Any high end essential oils will work in these recipes. I have also recently started tinting my lip balm, and have made some beautiful colors with this pink mica powder, and this red strawberry mica powder. I use about a teaspoon per batch below - use less or more for lighter or darker shading.


All of the ingredients are organic and natural, so these little beauties won't keep forever. I usually advise you use them within 6 months, but I know people who keep them longer than that and say they're still great! If it starts to smell like rancid oil or the consistency changes, throw it out!



  • 16-18 empty lip balm tubes I love these because they’re clear, and the caps fit well.

  • Essential oil or oils of your choice - my favorite is Young Living Peppermint. For a full batch, use 20-40 drops, depending on how strong you want that flavor to be in your lip balm. I believe the stronger it is, the better it is.

  • 2T coconut oil

  • 1T sweet almond oil

  • 2T beeswax pastilles

  • 3T shea butter

  • 1T cacao





Step 1

Combine coconut oil, sweet almond oil, beeswax pastilles, shea butter and cacao in a glass measuring cup. Heat until melted. I do this by creating a kind of double boiler situation with a small saucepan and a glass measuring cup

Step 2

When completely melted, carefully take the measuring cup out of the saucepan (I use an oven mitt). 
Add essential oils. If you'd like to tint your lip balm, now is the time to add your mica powder.


Step 3

Set-up before you pour! Take the lids off of your lip balm tubes and place them on your butcher paper. Then, once essential oils have been added, pour directly into chapstick tubes.

Step 4

This is what it looks like when I do this at my house - I just put the tip of the pour spout into the chapstick tube and pour very carefully. This part is the messiest for me. Don't worry, if you overpour on the sides of the tube, it will wipe right off with a paper towel.  


Step 5

Once cooled, place the caps and label them with some cute labels - these lip balm labels came with one of my most recent chapstick orders. I have also used these vintage labels and love how well they stick. I also love the vintage apothecary vibe.

Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for a therapeutic relationship or medical advice. This post may contain affiliate links, and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links and purchase something, at no additional cost to you.

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