Dry lips have always been a hassle for me, so lip balm is my trusty sidekick. But store-bought ones? They’re hit or miss. Some are too tough, while others feel more like candy than actual help! So, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I started making my own lip balm using coconut oil, and I’ve never looked back. The quality is unmatched, plus it’s so easy to make!

For many nature lovers like myself, natural, handmade lip balm is the best lip balm for dry lips. Crafted with care and without harsh chemicals, these DIY remedies provide soothing relief. The fun process even amplifies the joy of self-care.

If you’re curious to learn more, stick around! I’ll walk you through everything you need to know about crafting your very own coconut oil lip balm. We’ll dive into its benefits, explore some handy storage tips, I’ll spill my tried-and-tested recipe, and even offer up a vegan variation for those with a cruelty-free conscience.

Best Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe

Why Make Your Own Lip Balm?

Homemade coconut oil lip balm was the perfect solution—it’s chemical-free and customized for my lips. Plus, there are other perks:

  • Cost-effective and Easy: It’s cheaper and simpler than buying.
  • Fun Activity: Making lip balm is fun!
  • Great Gifts: Homemade lip balms make thoughtful and personalized gifts.

My daughter loves making lip balms too. It’s a fun activity we share, and she enjoys gifting them to her friends. We both love it!

Wondering why coconut oil is the go-to choice for lip balm? Not only does it provide intense moisture and help eliminate dry, flaky skin, but it also leaves your lips soft and looking great. While you could use pure coconut oil as lip balm, I recommend the full beeswax and coconut oil recipe below. This combination enhances the balm’s effectiveness and feel. Plus, coconut oil is packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals, making it the top choice for DIY lip balm. With its affordability and accessibility, it’s a win-win for your lips and your wallet.

Ingredients in My Natural Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Ingredients in My Natural Coconut Oil Lip Balm

While coconut oil steals the spotlight, you can also experiment with substitutes like jojoba or olive oil. For more insights on carrier oils, click here.


Acting as the backbone of the lip balm, beeswax lends solidity and structure, transforming the blend into a convenient stick format. Its protective barrier seals in moisture while boasting a subtle honey scent. Opt for the white variant if you plan on adding color to your balm. Explore more about beeswax here.

Almond Oil for Lip Balm

Say hello to hydration! Almond oil works wonders in keeping lips moisturized and supple, especially beneficial for tackling dry or cracked lips. Dive deeper into the benefits of almond oil here.

You can also read more about carrier oils here.

Natural Colorant for Lip Balm

Adding color to your lip balm is optional and can be skipped unless you have the right natural ingredients. While colors make lip balm fun and attractive, be cautious about what you use to ensure your balm remains chemical-free.

Many blogger recipes suggest using mica powder, which, although natural, often requires dyes for bright colors. I avoid dyed mica to keep my products natural, even though natural powders often don’t provide vibrant colors. However, for special recipes like pink lemonade lip balm, I sometimes use it due to a lack of viable alternatives.

Brazilian purple clay is a natural option for coloring. You only need to add a tiny pinch. To use it, infuse a tiny pinch into the almond oil before adding it to the recipe. You can see it in our lip balm pictured here, although note that was made with candelilla wax which is a yellow color, so the lip balm produced is a purplish brown. Other colors of Brazilian clay are also available.

Beware of using beet root powder and alkanet root powder, as they don’t mix well
with the oils and tend to clump up, leaving an uneven color distribution. However, if you’re determined to use them, experiment with small batches and extra stirring. Alternatively, you can use natural food coloring options like dried beetroot powder or dried turmeric. They may not offer intense color but provide a subtle tint.

How to Make Coconut Oil Lip Balm?

Now that we’ve covered the benefits and ingredients, let’s dive into the fun part: crafting your own coconut oil lip balm! Here’s my tried-and-tested recipe:


  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • Optional: natural colorant (e.g., Brazilian purple clay)


  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler until fully liquefied.
  2. Add coconut oil and almond oil, stirring until well combined.
  3. If using a colorant, mix it into the oils until evenly distributed.
  4. Remove from heat and pour the mixture into lip balm containers.
  5. Let it cool and solidify before use.

That’s it! Your homemade coconut oil lip balm is ready to rescue your lips from dryness.

Storage Tips:

To ensure your lip balm stays fresh and effective, follow these storage tips:

  • Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures, as they can alter the consistency of the lip balm.
  • Use clean fingers or a lip brush to apply the balm to prevent contamination.
  • Keep the lid tightly closed when not in use to prevent moisture loss.

With proper care, your homemade lip balm can last for several months, providing nourishment and hydration whenever you need it.

Ready to embark on your DIY lip balm journey? Gather your ingredients, put on your apron, and let’s get crafting!


Making your own lip balm with coconut oil is not only a fun and rewarding DIY project but also a fantastic way to care for your lips naturally. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a nourishing balm that keeps your lips soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast looking for a new project or someone who’s tired of store-bought lip balms that don’t quite hit the mark, I encourage you to give this recipe a try. Not only will you save money in the long run, but you’ll also have full control over what goes into your lip balm, ensuring that it’s free of harmful chemicals and full of natural goodness.

So why wait? Gather your supplies, clear some space on your kitchen counter, and get ready to whip up a batch of luxurious coconut oil lip balm that will leave your lips feeling soft, smooth, and oh-so-kissable!

Further Reading

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About the Author

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