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4.87 from 15 votes

5-Minute DIY Lip Balm

This easy homemade lip balm only requires 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep!
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling Time3 hrs
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: DIY lip balm, homemade lip balm, lip balm recipe
Author: Blair Lonergan


  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 12 drops Young Living peppermint essential oil


  • Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a pourable glass measuring cup in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Add essential oil and pour into empty lip balm tubes or pots.


This recipe makes about 15-20 tubes of lip balm, or 4 (2-ounce) containers of lip balm.
  • I love the refreshing scent of mint-flavored lip balms, so I opted to use peppermint essential oil. If you want a bright flavor to perk you up, a citrus flavor (like lemon) would be perfect. Want a nighttime, soothing balm? Lavender essential oil is your best best!
  • Have all of your supplies set up and ready to go before you start working. You don't want to be messing around looking for anything once you start melting the wax.
  • Work over a towel, paper towels, or old rags. You don't want wax to drip on your nice countertops!