Homemade Lip Balm – with Color

Lip balm can be a wonderful thing, especially in very dry weather.  You can take a stab at making it yourself.  Here is a recipe to check out:

Homemade Lip Balm – with Tint

2 tbsp beeswax
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
beetroot powder or a chunk of your own favorite lip color
small containers


1.  Put beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler (or if you are lame like me and don’t have a double boiler, a glass measuring cup over water in a pan works just fine, too).  Let it melt as the water boils.  Stir frequently.

2.  Once the beeswax is melted, add the vanilla extract and lip color/beetroot powder.  Stir.  If using lipstick, wait for it to melt completely.

3.  Pour into containers and allow to cool completely.

Couple of things we learned:

  • Use more lip color than you think will be necessary.
  • The color of the beeswax will affect the resulting color of your lip color – keep that in mind.
  • If you want to have a softer balm, use less beeswax.