homemade lip balm

One of the easiest things I’ve ever made, although, I followed a recipe first time around and it was way too soft, so I had to redo them all.

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil (or jojoba or almond) 
  • 1 Tbsp grated beeswax (or beeswax pearls)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil (or 3 punctured, squeezed out liquid vitamin E capsules) 
    • I used coconut oil instead, which has vitamin E as one of its properties.
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil (or other essential oil)
  • 3 drops rosemary oil (for preserving properties) 
    • when I remade this, I added a bunch more beeswax and cocoa butter 
I don’t have a double boiler right now, so I boiled a pot of water, placed my glass pyrex measuring cup in the hot water and melted all of my ingredients in there. Next, I used a pipette to fill each container… it took a long time, so I’ll have to find a more efficient way to pour. I didn’t want to pour straight from the pyrex because they tend to drip and be messy. I kept it on the burner at the lowest setting so it wouldn’t start to solidify.
I’m really happy with the result! Super soft lips 🙂  

I found these little pots on amazon at a great price, but have since found chapstick tubes on ebay and will be trying that once these are gone. I love these little containers, but I have little fingers, so they’re easy for me to use.


  1. Pol May 30, 2012 8:19 am

    Shirt’s Sees uses see’s wax, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, lanolin, vit E and essential oils. there are traces of other things too

  2. dawnselene May 23, 2012 12:33 pm

    🙂 Does shirt’s sees use cocoa butter? Like I said, when I followed the recipe, it was mush, so the second time around, remaking it, instead of grating the beeswax, I cut of a few small chunks, possibly 1/8-1/4 cup. I started with the cocoa butter the cocoa butter, because I knew that would melt faster, again, possibly 1/8-1/4 cup.

  3. Pol May 23, 2012 6:06 am

    Any idea of how much extra cocoa butter and beeswax you added? I can sense a certain someone attempting a knock off of something that rhymes with Shirt’s Sees.

  4. dawnselene May 23, 2012 4:21 am

    You’re welcome! Please let me now how it turns out!

    I found them for just over 7 bucks on amazon.com


  5. Anonymous May 23, 2012 4:17 am

    Thanks for your pin I am going to make some, where did u get your pots?


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