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DIY Zero Waste Lip Balm

I actually love this recipe! And like most chap stick, it lasts for ages. I probably only need to make it once or twice a year. Or make a double batch to last the whole year. See how easy it is for yourself!

DIY natural and zero waste lip balm, easy recipe

Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy


This is recipe is for a single 1oz portion. I store it in a little 1oz metal tin I bought on Amazon. It can be easily doubled, triple, etc. The basic recipe ratio is 1:1:1! Plus they make great gifts.


Ingredients for zero waste, all natural lip balm


1. Put coconut oil, beeswax, and oil in a glass or microwave safe dish. Microwave in 20 seconds intervals until all melted. Mix with a spoon or chopstick.

Beeswax and coconut oil for zero waste do it yourself lip balm

2. Add flavor (extract) and/or fragrance (essential oil). Stir.

I made one with vanilla and one with rosemary mint. The mint flavor is lovely all time of the year.

Rosemary mint lip balm

3. Pour melted mixture into container. Let cool for 30 seconds and then stir with chopstick (to make sure the heavy ingredients don’t settle).

Melted oils for lip balm

4. Let cool and enjoy!

Mixing DIY lip balm as it cools

To Use

I just dip my finger in and rub a little on my lips throughout the day. The warmth of your hand will melt the balm so you can apply it. I just rub my greasy finger on the back of my hand when I’m finished putting in on my lips. I suppose you could use this as a hand cream if you wanted! It’d be great for especially dried or cracked skin.

Vanilla and mint lip balm, all natural easy recipe

This is such a great recipe! I’m a lip balm addict. Especially now in the winter months. Do you make your own lip balm or chap stick? (Or as my dad so eloquently puts it “lip shits.”) Do you have a favorite flavor? Let me know in the comments and maybe I’ll try it the next time I make it!

Happy Making-


    • Hayley Elizabeth

      I want to say yes but honestly I think it’s probably about the same price. The metal tins were very inexpensive and I use them for storing so much random stuff. The beeswax too was something that I didn’t have around the house but I like to think I saved on shipping and the waste from buying there. I also know exactly what’s in my lip balm since I made it! I pick and choose what I make vs. buy. And this is just so simple I don’t mind making it myself! Makeup on the other hand… So many weird ingredients and I don’t have time for that haha. Hope that answers your question!

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