How to make beeswax lip balm

Winter is coming, and with it comes dry chapped lips and skin. Beeswax lip balm is all-natural, easy to make, and very soothing. Making it yourself is fast, economical and you can gift the extra lip balm to friends and family (they make perfect diy stocking stuffers!)

The ratio for making beeswax lip balm is 1 part beeswax to 2 parts coconut oil by weight. For the most accurate results, it is best to weigh the beeswax and coconut oil using a kitchen scale. The recipe below makes 6 x 0.5oz lip balms, but the recipe can be easily modified to make more.

What you'll need to make beeswax lipbalm

Makes six (6) 0.5 oz lip balms

  • One 30g beeswax round

  • 60g coconut oil (approx 4 Tbsp + 1 tsp)

  • A couple drops Vitamin E oil (optional)

  • A couple drops of mint essential oil (optional). You can also try orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, or the essential oil of your choice.

  • A small glass measuring cup

  • A pot of hot water

  • 6 x 0.5 oz lip balm tins, tubes, or containers of your choice


  1. Place the beeswax in your glass measuring cup, and set it in a pot of water on the stove. Bring the water to a boil to completely melt the beeswax.

  2. Add the coconut oil, vitamin E (if using), and essential oil (if using) and once melted, stir to combine.

  3. Pour carefully into 0.5 oz lip balm containers (available here) or lip balm tubes. Let cool completely

For hand salve, you can modify this recipe to include a little more coconut oil or substitute some coconut oil for olive oil.

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