Make Your Own Organic Lip Balm

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you are actually ingesting the lip balm you put on your lips? That could be pretty disturbing when you think about some of the ingredients in most lip balms.

Check out the ingredients of one of the most popular lip balms on the market:

Ingredients: Arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, menthol, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, Propylparaben, red 6 lake, saccharin, white wax.

If that’s not an incentive to make your own, I don’t know what is! But even some “natural” lip balms still use synthetic fragrances, dies, and flavorings that could be toxic!

But my recipe is easy, good for you, and great for your lips! And not only is it inexpensive and easy to make, it’s also safe enough to eat (though I don’t recommend taking a bite).

Make Your Own Organic Lip Balm

I used to make huge batches of this with my kids for gift giving and people would always contact me later for the recipe, saying it's the best lip balm they've ever used! You can even make the base ahead and keep it in a jar to melt and use later.
Another great perk is that you can use the pure essential oils or oil blends of your choice to customize gifts or party favors! In fact, these lip balms make great party favors for weddings!
Yield: 8 tubes
Author: Common Scents Mom: Stacy McDonald:


  • 1 tbsp Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Almond, Avocado, or Jojoba Oil
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Organic White Beeswax
  • 2 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 2 drops Organic Stevia
  • 20 drops Young Living Pure, Premium Essential Oils* 


  • Melt all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler or melting pot.
  • Take the pot off of the heat and cool slightly before adding the essential oils of your choice (make sure mixture stays liquified).
  • Pour into lip balm tubes or lip pots and allow to cool completely and harden.
  • Makes sure they are completely cooled before applying lids or labels.


Makes approximately 8 tubes.
Essential Oil Suggestions:
  • Peppermint Patty: Peppermint & Vanilla
  • Thieves
  • Seasonal Blend: Geranium & Lemon
  • Creamsicle: Orange & Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Cream: Cinnamon & Vanilla
  • Citrus Fresh
  • Lemon Drop: Jade Lemon & Vanilla

To get started using therapeutic-grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing Young Living’s amazing Premium Starter Kit & get personalized help from me! Click here to shop!

By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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