One of the best things about making your own skincare is that you can use whatever ingredients you like. It’s fully customizable, all-natural, and you know exactly what is going onto your skin! This homemade lip balm is no different, and it can be personalized to your skin and the ingredients that you have. I’ll share the ingredients that I use, as well some alternatives. Get the full beeswax lip balm recipe below!
Why These Ingredients?
Though this beeswax lip balm recipe can be customized with your own ingredients and your skin type, I specifically use beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil in mine!
Benefits of Beeswax
Using beeswax in skincare products is a completely natural way to nourish the skin and lips. Beeswax works to hydrate, soothe, and condition the skin so that it stays healthy. It’s even used to treat common skin ailments such as psoriases, eczema, dermatitis, and more. It not only works to heal these common skin conditions, but it also creates a protective layer over the skin that helps protect it from further irritation over time. It’s the powerhouse for providing protection to the lips.
Benefits of beeswax:
- Protects skin and lips
- Locks in moisture
- Lubricates the lips for a smooth feel
- Protects against water and moisture loss
- Provides a great consistency to the lip balm
Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter has many wonderful qualities as well. Using some type of butter in this recipe also gives a beautiful, smooth texture to the lip balm. It’s the powerhouse for providing moisture to the lips.
Benefits of shea butter:
- Soothes and heals chapped lips
- Naturally antibacterial and antifungal
- Deeply moisturizing
- Antioxidant (aids in cell turnover)
- Protects against cold or dry conditions
Benefits of Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is a wonderful moisturizer, even all on its own. But combined with the other ingredients of this lip balm, it helps to bind the balm together and make it a workable, spreadable consistency. It’s the powerhouse for improving lip condition over time.
Benefits of jojoba oil:
- Locks in moisture
- Protects against weather conditions
- Naturally antibacterial
- Contains natural Vitamin E
- Helps to maintain natural pH balance
- Can improve skin and lip condition over time
To make this lip balm, you’ll need:
- An empty lip balm tin: I use these lip balm tins, which are 15ml or 1 tbsp. volume.
- A pot and a bowl to create a double boiler: I use a pot from my stainless steel cookware set, and a fitting bowl from my glass bowl set.
- A spatula: I like using a silicone spatula for this for easy cleanup, but you can use whatever you have.
- Measuring spoons: I like using these measuring spoons.
My Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe
- 3/4 tsp. (or 1 part) beeswax
- 3/4 tsp. (or 1 part) shea butter
- 1 1/5 tsp. (or 2 parts) jojoba oil
Place water in the bottom of your pot, and fit the bowl over top to create a double boiler.
Put all of your ingredients in the bowl, and stir constantly until melted, about 5-8 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly, and then pour into an empty lip balm tin.
Allow to harden at room temperature for about 3 hours, or until solidified. Apply as needed!
I like to use my affordable non-electric label maker to label my tins as well. Enjoy!
This beeswax lip balm will stay fresh for up to 6 months!
Though I have chosen to use beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil specifically, you may choose to use whatever nourishing skincare ingredients that you prefer or have on hand. Here are some alternatives to the ingredients that I use!
Alternatives to Beeswax
Alternatives to Shea Butter
Alternatives To Jojoba Oil
Now that you have chosen your ingredients, here are the proper ratios for making your own lip balm!
- 1 Part – Wax
- 1 Part – Butter
- 2 Parts – Oil
Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe, Organic and All-Natural!Course: Natural Food
This buttery, sweet, moisturizing beeswax lip balm recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! It’s all-natural and made with only 3 ingredients!
- To Make 15ml (1 Tbsp.) Lip Balm
3/4 tsp. (or 1 part) beeswax
3/4 tsp. (or 1 part) shea butter
1 1/5 tsp. (or 2 parts) jojoba oil
- Place water in the bottom of your pot, and fit the bowl over top to create a double boiler.
- Put all of your ingredients in the bowl, and stir constantly until melted, about 5-8 minutes.
- Allow to cool slightly, and then pour into an empty lip balm tin.
- Allow to harden at room temperature for about 3 hours, or until solidified. Apply as needed, and enjoy!
- This beeswax lip balm will stay fresh for about 6 months!
- I like to use my affordable non-electric label maker to label my tins as well.