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Easy DIY Beeswax Lip Balm

If you’re looking for a simple recipe for an all-natural chap stick you’ve found it!

With just three ingredients and tools you likely already have in your kitchen, this recipe for lip balm comes together quickly and makes a great gift or treat for yourself when you need some self-care.

It’s also easy to spruce up with your favourite essential oils if you prefer a scented lip balm, just check that the oils you choose are suitable for application to the lips.

The salve that this recipe produces also works great for dry and chapped hands, heels, or anywhere else you could use a good protective dose of moisture. 

Utensils required:

Small pot

Glass measuring cup or bowl that fits inside the pot – we like to use a handled measuring cup with a pouring spout.

Rubber spatula – to get every drop!

Chapstick tubes or other clean container to store the balm.


70g* Honey Candles Beeswax

70g* Shea Butter

70g* Coconut Oil

*Note that these quantities are equal and can be easily adjusted for a smaller or larger batch if desired.  


Fill small pot with approximately 1-2 inches of water. Add beeswax to glass measuring cup or bowl and place inside pot. If you use a measuring cup the handle can hang over the side, for a bowl it should completely cover the top of the pot sitting above the water. Heat water until it reaches a gentle boil and the beeswax melts.

Turn down temperature to keep water just below a boil. Add shea butter and coconut oil and allow to melt while mixing gently with spatula until fully combined.

If you want to add essential oils, add a few drops now and mix well.

Remove from heat and carefully pour the mixture into your containers (this is where the measuring cup with handle comes in handy!). Allow it to cool completely before use.

Clean up:

Use dish soap and extra hot water for clean-up. If the mixture is stubborn, we recommend using boiled water to dissolve any residue and then wiping utensils clean with a paper towel or cloth rag. This method works well for cleaning beeswax off most items (provided they won’t be damaged by hot water).

Published By Jill Anderson

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