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Suffering from dry and chapped lips? It’s time for some recipes to DIY lip balm for dry lips. If you enjoy organic skincare then these recipes are for you!

We all crave for having soft and shiny lips, yet struggle the most when it comes to lip care. This happens with a lack of nourishment. Offering this kind of nourishment is only possible by benefiting your lips with natural ingredients rather than chemically induced materials. DIY lip balm for dry lips is the best means to give them all the natural nutrients that they actually deserve.

Yes, you got that right! 

The lips are the most sensitive region of your face and are constantly open to rough sunlight, open-air and dry weather conditions. This makes your lips go all dry, peel and chapped while you invest so much time thinking about the reasons of where you went wrong.

Hence, enough of this thinking.

Now is the time to pay a little more attention to the solutions. And what is the better way than using organic and natural substances to heal them? Yes, you can surely do that by preparing your own homemade lip balm for dry lips specially made with 100% natural ingredients.

woman using lip balm, lip balm for dry skin in winters
woman using lip balm

Therefore, to know more about how to make a natural lip balm at home, scroll down and pin some lip care remedies.

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Causes for Dry Lips

Lips are the delicate region of the face, hence they don’t have oil glands present in them like the rest of the body. Therefore, they dry out easily. According to several types of research, there are various causes of cracked lips.

This may include;

  • Cold weather conditions
  • The dry air of the winter season
  • Continuous exposure to air conditioner
  • Radiator heat
  • Fever
  • Allergies
  • Dehydration
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Medications
  • Lack of moisture
  • Frequently licking and biting your lips

By now, you get enough reasons why your lips are often dry. But, nothing to worry, we got some simple remedies to treat dry lips at home.

Benefits of Using a Lip Balm

Using lip balms in harsh climatic changes is effective for keeping the lips moisturized and healthy. Containing high SPF content, and protecting the soft tissues of our delicate lips from harmful sun’s UV rays is what lip balms are beneficial for.

Coupled with this, lip balms often contain soothing and nourishing ingredients that brighten up the lips, helps in nurturing them. Some of them also include pain relief agents and therefore aid in treating cold sores and chapped skin on lips.

Why Should You Use a Homemade Lip Balm?

There are three main reasons which cause me to use homemade lip balm. I am sure when you read these reasons, you will definitely move out of your comfort zone to create your own personalized lip balm recipe.

These reasons are;

1. Homemade DIY lip balms for dry lips are very pocket-friendly and extremely cheaper. Who doesn’t like to go for an outstanding DIY skincare product at such a cheaper price?

2. Making your own homemade lip balm enables you to add up the ingredients that suit well with your skin type and don’t irritate.

3. You can save up some money by making your own. With this, you can also avail the high amount of benefits that you hardly ever get from expensive lip balms available in the market. Isn’t that great?

4. Using natural products are safe to use.

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Tools and Supplies for Homemade Lip Balm

There are several tools that you would be needing while preparing a homemade lip balm for dry lips. These are very cheaply available in the market. Some of you might also have these tools in your kitchen as well. These tools are;

  • Glass measuring cup– It is a heat measuring cup that would ease the entire process of preparing a DIY lip balm recipe effortlessly and easily.
  • Spatula- This is going to be your second hand when you will prepare the lip balm recipes. It will perfectly help you in mixing and blending all the ingredients evenly.
  • Lip balm tubes or jars- When you are done preparing your moisturizing lip balm, you would instantly need a jar to store it.

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What Essential Oils are good for Preparing DIY lip balm for dry lips?

You can use any essential oils of your choice but my best picks are;

  • Melissa essential oil– I use this when I prepare a lemon lip balm. Its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties make this oil a great preference for DIY lip balm for dry lips. Its remarkable anti-viral tendencies make the oil an effective component against the herpes simplex virus. You can also substitute this oil with other essential oils like rosemary essential oil and juniper essential oil.
  • Sweet orange essential oil- this is my second favorite choice because of its refreshing and long-lasting fragrance. Also, it is best for reducing inflammation and pain. This essential oil is worth a try, you sure would fall in love with your lip balm just like I obsess over it now. The best substitute for this oil is Mandarin essential oil and Vanilla oleoresin essential oil.
  • Other essential oils include Peppermint essential oil, Spearmint essential oil and Grapefruit essential oil.

Essential Oils to Avoid for DIY Lip Balm Recipes

Lip skin is the sensitive region therefore oils like Eucalyptus essential oil or Cinnamon essential oil can cause a harsh burning sensation.

You should also be super cautious when using certain citrus oils on your lips. This is because some citrus oils such as lemon, grapefruit and bergamot essential oils are photosensitive. This is can result in magnifying the effects of the sun and therefore is harmful. 

Best Ingredients for DIY Lip Balm

Before you make a fantastic lip moisturizer for yourself, let me highlight some of the best ingredients that would do wonders.

Compared to other plant-based waxes, jojoba wax is lighter and more soothing. In DIY lip balm recipes, it’s a perfect beeswax replacement. You can, of course, use beeswax if your lip balm doesn’t have to be vegan.

Using this in your DIY lip balm for dry lips is not necessary. You can use it if you wish to. It is advisable to drop it if you want an all-natural lip balm. This will make the lips appear off-white after applying a lip balm, vanishing the blue colour.

Hemp seed oil is a nutrient-dense oil. The oil’s nutrients and fatty acids can help alleviate dry skin, strengthen it, and protect it from inflammatory and oxidative damage.

  • Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a great way to make DIY lip balm without Shea butter and is one of the best ingredients for dry lips. The oil’s nourishing and hydrating properties keep your lips from drying out.

Castor oil moisturizes the lips, keeping them smooth and supple. The oil’s fatty acids are good for skin health, and its anti-inflammatory compounds can help relieve the pain of chapped lips.

Now, let’s get started with the recipe.

How to Make Natural Lip Balm at Home

Here are 10 easy recipes for making lip balm at home. I suggest trying one at a time and see if it helps you. Carefully use the ingredients that suit your skin.

Idea: You can even make lip balm in bulk and use those tub jars. Make a gift for your friends and family! I think that’s a great idea 🙂 While making yourself a DIY lip balm, you can gift them too.

#1. DIY beeswax and coconut lip balm


  • 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey
  • 2 capsules of Vitamin E


  • Take a boiler and meltdown the beeswax. 
  • When you are halfway done, add in honey and coconut oil.
  • Blend all the ingredients.
  • Add 2 capsules of Vitamin E Oil to the mixture.
  • Wait till the mixture cools down.
  • Transfer the mixture into a tin or an old lip balm container for storage
  • Apply whenever the lip feels dehydrated or dry.

#2. Homemade Raspberry and Lemon DIY Lip Balm for Dry Lips


  • 2 tablespoon of raspberry gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of lemon essential oil
  • A microwave-safe bowl and spoon


  • Heat up the solid coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  • Add the raspberry gelatin and mix the two ingredients together.
  • Keep this in the microwave again to melt the gelatin until you see a deep raspberry colour on the oil.
  • Add the lemon essential oil and blend properly.
  • Pour the mixture into the lip balm tin.
  • Refrigerate it to cool down.

#3. DIY Peppermint Oil Lip Balm


  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • I tablespoon of white beeswax pellets
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil


  • Take a double boiler and heat the beeswax in it.
  • Add the sweet almond oil and coconut oil.
  • Use the chopsticks to stir the ingredients.
  • Add the peppermint essential oil and stir with the chopsticks.
  • Allow it to cool down.
  • Pour it into the tin or container and let it settle down.

#4. DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm


  • 1 sachet of Kool-Aid 
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil


  • Take a glass bowl, pour in the Kool-Aid sachet.
  • Add sugar
  • In order to dissolve the mix, add a teaspoon of water or more if needed.
  • Add about a teaspoon of soft organic coconut oil and keep blending evenly.
  • Transfer this to a lip balm jar to store it.
  • Keep the jar inside the refrigerator until it settles down.

#5. Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm


  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons of Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 6 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil


  • Heat the beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil in a small vessel on medium flame.
  • Remove the vessel from the stove after 3 minutes and add essential oils.
  • Stir well to ensure that the oil is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  • Pour into lip balm containers and allow it to cool until it solidifies.

#6. DIY Rose Lip Balm for Dry Lips


  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1/2 tablespoon of castor oil
  • 3 tablespoons of rose-infused oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered alkanet root


  • Melt the beeswax in a vessel.
  • Add cocoa butter, castor oil, and rose-infused oil into the melted beeswax.
  • Add the alkanet root powder to induce some natural color.
  • When the mixture cools down, add the lip balm to the tin and keep it in a fridge to set.

#7. DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm


  • 1 tablespoon of Shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of organic, raw coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 4-5 drops of any essential oil of your choice


  • Initiate by adding Shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil in a hot pan and create a double boiler heat. This is done to heat the ingredients on your stove.
  • Once you are done with melting, whisk in raw honey to the mixture. 
  • Add the essential oil after that
  • Let it cool down and transfer the mixture into the tin.
  • Apply it whenever your lips need some hydrating effect. It is the best lip care remedy for cold sores.

#8. DIY Maple Syrup Lip Balm


  • 5 grams of beeswax
  • 3 grams of virgin coconut oil
  • 4 grams of sweet almond oil
  • 4 grams of cocoa butter
  • 2 grams of soy lecithin
  • 4 grams of dark maple syrup


  • Take a pan, heat it. Add the cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, soy lecithin, beeswax and maple syrup in a double boiler. Allow the ingredients to melt on a medium flame.
  • Remove it from the stock after 3 minutes and whisk the mixture. Continue doing this until the mixture cools down.
  • Wait for the mixture to emulsify and cool down at room temperature. Once that is done pour it into the container and put it inside the fridge.

#9. DIY Vanilla Orange Lip Balm


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of grated beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons of Shea butter
  • 6-8 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • Add the oils, beeswax and Shea butter inside a double boiler and allow the ingredients to meltdown on medium heat.
  • Mix the ingredients to combine them
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and add the essential oil along with a vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • Transfer slowly into an empty lip balm jar.

#10. Hemp and Honey Lip Balm


  • 1 tablespoon of hemp oil
  • 4 teaspoons of almond oil
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 10 gram of cocoa butter
  • 10 gram of beeswax
  • 15 gram of Shea butter


  • Melt the beeswax, Shea butter and cocoa in a double boiler.
  • Pour in the hemp oil, honey, almond oil and stir it well until it forms the liquid consistency.
  • Add honey to the mixture
  • Stir all the ingredients using milk frothier.
  • Allow it to reach the medium-thick consistency
  • Transfer it to the jars to set.

If you don’t want to use beeswax in your lip balm then check out my other post on DIY lip balm without beeswax. This lip balm can be made using 3 ingredients.

Where to get Lip Balm Jars?

I am linking some jars below that you can checkout and get for yourself. Mostly, these jars come in a package. 1 packages contains 12 jars. You can use a few of them for different lip balms and maybe, use a few as a gift.

I really like bamboo and healthcom beauty jars. You can check out yourself and choose the one you like.

Tips for preparing DIY lip balm for dry lips

  • The containers that you use for storing homemade lip balms for dry lips should be dry and clean to avoid any kind of contamination.
  • Refrigerate your lip balms because they do not have any preservatives inside them so it is better to put them in the fridge.
  • Allow it to cool down at room temperature. This is mainly done to accurately solidify the homemade lip balm.
  • Don’t put it inside a freezer as it will lose its form and potent qualities.
  • Ingredients like cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax have SPF properties. Hence, adding them would protect you from harmful sun rays.
  • Make sure to crush beeswax before using them in the boiler. This makes the process of melting quicker and easier.

Now, make your own lip balm 🙂

In order to keep your lips soothing, hydrating, and healthy, it is essential that you use DIY lip balm for dry lips many times during the day. This will not only nourish your lips but will also keep them safe from harsh weather conditions and harmful UV sun rays.

Grab a small amount of moisturizing lip balm onto a finger and apply a thin, smooth coating to your lips right onto the area just outside of your mouth.

To spread the balm, smack your lips together. You can make any lip balm of your choice or can play along with the recipes to create your own personalized version of lip balm.

Your lips surely deserve this kind of pampering and love and you should definitely provide them with it.

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