This easy beeswax lip balm recipe is identical to store bought lip balm for just $0.59 a tube. Learn how to make it today!
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I love all natural beeswax lip balm like Burt’s Bees. It feels amazing on your lips, works as long as synthetic products and has a great tingly sensation when going on.
Everyone in my family loves the bees…. as the lost tubes all over my house prove. I’ve found:
- A half empty tube of left in a swim bag to rot.
- One melting in the backseat of my car.
- Countless tubes drowning in the washing machine.
Each tube I discover makes me cringe and remember how expensive all-natural organic lip balm can be. Luckily, I discovered that making your own lip balm is VERY easy.
Beeswax Lip Balm
This Burt’s Bees knockoff was names Buzzing Beeswax Lip Balm by my son. (He loves beeswax lip balm and may or may not be responsible for many of the tubes found in the washing machine.)
You get a great tingling sensation from the peppermint oil, it moisturizes well, it is organic, and it is CHEAP!
(Check out my All Natural Chocolate Cupcake Lip Balm recipe, it is just as easy to make and smells like fresh-baked cupcakes!)
Beeswax Lip Balm Ingredients
Beeswax lip balm contains:
- 2 T. Yellow Beeswax Pastilles
- 1 T. Organic Coconut Oil
- 1 T. Mango Butter, grated
- 1 tsp. Raw Honey
- 1/8 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- 10 (0.16 oz.) Clear Lip Balm Tubes or 2-3 (1.5-2 oz.) Glass Lip Balm Pots
Beeswax Lip Balm Instructions
1. Measure your beeswax, coconut oil, and mango butter into a glass or metal container. I like to use a Mason jar.
2. Place the jar into a sauce pan filled with about 1.5 inches of water and heat the water to simmering. Stir gently until the beeswax is completely melted. (Do not allow the water to boil and do not get water into the mixture).
3. Remove the container from the pan and quickly stir in the honey, Vitamin E and essential oils.
4. Carefully pour the lip balm mixture into tubes or lip balm pots.
5. OPTIONAL – Reserve a teaspoon of lip balm mixture for leveling your containers. Return Mason jar to the hot water (pan off the heat, the water will be warm enough to keep the lip balm melted).
Let the containers of lip balm cool slightly (3-5 minutes).The mixture shrinks as it cools leaving an indentation in the top. Use a spoon to add a few drops of the reserved lip balm to the top of each container to level them off. (This step is purely for better visual presentation, you can skip it!)
6. Allow your lip balm to cool to room temperature, add a free printable label and enjoy!
A 0.15 ounce tube of my old organic beeswax balm cost between $2.50 and $3.00 depending on where it is purchased. NEW Version– A 0.16 ounce tube of my Homemade Organic Beeswax Lip Balm costs about $0.59. That’s a savings of 76%!
Make sure to download my free printable labels. They add a special touch to homemade products.
Plus, check out all my natural body care DIY projects including Vanilla Cupcake Lotion Bon Bons and Chocolate Cupcake Lip Balm.
I am allergic to coconut can you recommend an alternative to coconut?
You can use any detergent designed for hand washing dishes.
How do u get the honey to stay melted. It always seems to start crystallizing before I finish pouring into containers or it stays at the bottom. Never thoroughly mixes in.
Make sure to not to get the honey too hot and use fresh honey that does not contain sugar crystals.
What? Honey made “too hot” pastureizes the honey and helps prolong crystallization. If your honey is crystallizing as you pour it’s probably because it’s raw and needs to be filtered. Removing the wax, bee parts and other dead bugs will help with keeping your honey runny. If it’s pooling at the bottom it’s because you are using way too much honey. It won’t emulsify with the beeswax.
Hi there! Love that you shared this for me to try..
Would you mind sharing how long can these lipbalms last?
How do I know if it’s no good anymore?
Mine last at least 6 months. You can store unused balms in the fridge for longer shelf life. If they start to smell or look differently they should be tossed.
Which other butter may I replace instead of Mango butter?. In my town do not sell that one 🙁 .
I have read that you use in many of your recipes the Mango butter. I woukd like to know wich ones can I use that work the same way.
Thanks for the recipes!
P.D. I live in Ecuador, South America
You can use cocoa butter in place of mango butter in the lip balm. Shea butter can also be substituted but I wouldn’t use it in lip balm. Good luck!
Hello, can the Mango Butter be replaced by Shea Butter?
Crystal, you can use shea butter in place of the mango butter however it will change the scent/flavor of the lip balm a tiny bit. Shea butter is naturally more scented than mango butter.
Thanks for the information and tutorial. Where are you purchasing the ingredients in such small quantities and have you tried different essential oils?
Lee Ann, I buy a lot of my supplies on Amazon. I buy larger quantities, the measurements reflect just this recipe. I buy about 8-16 oz of beeswax at a time (for example).
I can’t seem to get my raw honey to combine with the rest of the ingredients. It falls to the bottom of my bowl and just stays separated. Any idea why?
Brandy, your other ingredients may be too hot or too cool. Try letting the mixture cool for a bit and then try to stir the honey into the mix. You can also try remelting the whole mixture to incorporate the honey.
I just made some yesterday but without the beeswax – used Shea butter instead. I love all the DIY and yours look great! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters Linky. Hope you would join us again.
Thanks Zan! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe.
This is very interesting~how to make your own lip balm! I kept notes. Thank you!
Thank Carmen! I hope you try the recipe.
Just Plain Marie
I love the idea of making my own, but I’m constantly frustrated with the exotic oils/butters. I do my best to stick to local ingredients whenever possible. Any idea what could be used instead of the coconut and mango? Would lard have the same consistency?
I am not sure that lard would keep well in this recipe. I would stick with plant based oils. You could use almond oil, avocado oil or olive oil mixed with beeswax and honey to make lip balm, but you would have to test the ratio. I would start with a ratio of 3 parts beeswax to 1 part oil then add more oil or wax until you reach the desired consistency. Hope this helps!
I’ve never thought to make my own but this is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thanks Emily! I hope you try making lip balm, it is very easy!
Hi. What does T. meen? Is it tablespoon or teaspoon? 😊 Tsp meens teaspoon?
I am from Norway and would like to try this recipe, but need to get my measurements right. Can you please write it for me using the words teaspoon and tablespoon? I would highly appreciate it.
2 Tablespoons Yellow Beeswax Pastilles
1 Tablespoon Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Mango Butter, grated
1 Teaspoon Raw Honey
1/8 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
6 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 (0.16 oz.) Clear Lip Balm Tubes or 2-3 (1.5-2 oz.) Glass Lip Balm Pots
I haven’t made my own lip balm in a while. I have some supplies left. I’ll have to try your recipe. Pinned for later.
I hope you enjoy the recipe, Theresa! It is great for using up supplies since it doesn’t take many raw ingredients.
OMG!! Those labels are fabulous and I love that I can make my own lip balm. I have never tried it but I think I will soon. Need to get supplies first. My son uses Burts Bees too and really likes it. I pinned, Stumbled, tweeted and shared on Facebook. Thank you!
Thanks Michelle! I think this lip balm recipe is “manly” enough for boys. I hope you try making it soon. Thanks for the wonderful shares!
J @ A Hot Southern Mess
Oh my gosh! I am definitely going to be trying this! I am a lip product junkie and love the all-natural ones the best! Thanks for sharing!
I hope you try making my lip balm! It is SOOOOO easy and turns out just like store-bought versions…. for a fraction of the price! (PS – I’m a lip product junkie too!)
This is amazing! And it never would have occured to me to make my own even though they do cost an arm and a leg. I also love the printables 🙂
Thanks Ursula! I love making homemade bath and beauty products. Once you start and realize how easy it is it becomes an addiction!