11 Best Homemade Lip Balm And Lip Gloss Recipes

Homemade Lip Balm And Lip Gloss

Homemade Lip Balm

Beauty begins with lips and who doesn’t think so! Every girl – young or old – is a fan of the famous lipstick! But to acquire those beautiful kissable lips, it is important to make use of lip balms. It is a myth that only women need to use these products because it is essential for the male race too!

The function of lip balms is to re-hydrate, moisten, and protect chapped lips caused mainly during the winters. While shopping in the market, do you often worry about the chemicals which are used to create the fragrances and consistency of a lip balm? To avoid such problems, it’s time to shift to natural and homemade lip balms.

There are several advantages to this method. They include: saving up on the cost of expensive lip balms, getting a customized and personal essence and also, using simple ingredients that are not harmful to those delicate lips. It is said that waiting for a homemade lip balm to set up is like developing a Polaroid! One of the best ways to jazz up your homemade lip balm is to combine it with aromatherapy.

What results is unimaginable! If you are tempted to make your own, then go through the next section carefully, it has tips and recipes galore for lip balms. 

Lip Balm Recipes

Simple Chapstick
Marketing can overwhelm you, sometimes! If you want to just settle for a lip product that will take care of lips, without any extra features then opt for a simple and basic chapstick.


  • 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Beeswax
  • 4 Vitamin E Capsules (large)
  • A Double Boiler/Saucepan
  • Jars or Tubes for Storage


  • Take all the contents and place them in a double boiler or a saucepan with water. Keep the flame low and allow them to melt.
  • Make sure that the mixture does not boil (seen by the formation of bubbles). When the ingredients have reached a certain consistency, remove from the heat, and mix well.
  • Allow it to cool in jars/tubes/tubs that you want to store in it. Keep it uncovered for a few hours before sealing.

Candy Lip Balm
There’s no way that the candy lip balm doesn’t make it to our list of most popular lip balms because it is everything that a girl needs!


  • ¼ tsp Paraffin Wax (grated)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vaseline
  • 1 Candy Melt
  • 1 Zip-loc Bag


  • Soften the candy melt, paraffin wax, and Vaseline by placing them in the zip-lock bag and immersing the bag in warm water.
  • After the ingredients have melted, knead the bag slightly to mix the contents.
  • Before cutting open the bag and pouring the mixture out, keep a pot ready to fill it in with. Let it cool there.
  • Use after a few hours. 

Peppermint Lip Balm
What is more soothing than a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil mixed in your lip balm? Aroma-therapeutic lip balms are surely the best way to calm your senses and hydrate your kissable lips!


  • 4 tbsp Beeswax (grated)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 5-10 drops Peppermint Oil (or any other, depending on your choice)
  • 4 tsp Honey
  • Double Boiler
  • Container for Storage


  • Leave water in a pot to boil. Once done, add the beeswax and coconut oil into a glass container and place it in the boiling water.
  • Let the contents melt, following which, stir with a spoon and thoroughly mix the oil and wax into one.
  • Remove the container from the water and allow it to cool on a flat, heat-safe surface.
  • Slowly pour in the peppermint oil and honey and stir well.
  • Transfer to a container of choice and let it stand for some time.
  • On solidification, your new lip balm is ready to use!

Chocolate Flavoured Lip Balm
What chocolate does to the human body, nothing else can! If you are looking for a natural yet seductive way to show off your lips then read the following recipe.


  • 1 tsp Cocoa Butter (grated)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Powder (obviously!)


  • Heat the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and the vitamin E oil in a microwave/double boiler until it appears melted.
  • Stir in the choco-chips/chocolate powder and mix until sufficiently blended.
  • Store in small lip balm containers and allow it to cool. Your chocolate flavor lip balm is now waiting to be used!

Cranberry Lip Balm
If you wish to get a fruity aroma into your lip balm, then a fresh dose of cranberries can be helpful. The product outcome can’t get more irresistible, fun, and flirty!


  • 1 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
  • 10 Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • Sieve
  • Saucepan for boiling
  • Containers for Storage


  • Mix all the ingredients into a saucepan and set it to boil. When the contents have reached a liquid consistency then crush a few berries into them.
  • Keep stirring until the above mixture has blended well.
  • Strain into a container with the help of a fine sieve. This removes any excess solids (cranberries).
  • Allow the mixture to cool and your loveable lip-balm is ready for use. 

Aloe Vera Lip Balm
Believers of the benefits of aloe vera will love what they see here since the properties of this plant have the ability to make your lips soft and moisturized. Don’t wait to try it out!


  • 1 tsp Aloe Vera
  • ½ tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Petroleum Jelly
  • Glass Bowl
  • Microwave
  • Containers for Storage


  • To begin with, get the extract of aloe vera from the leaf or purchase it from the market.
  • Combine the coconut oil, aloe vera, and petroleum jelly into a glass bowl and mix.
  • Heat the mixture for about 2-3 minutes in a microwave oven and, before it cools, pour it into a container of your choice.
  • Allow these tubes/pots to cool before using them.  

Given above are some of the easy-to-prepare and yummy homemade lip balms! Make sure that you have gone the natural way before indulging in the market produce.

Homemade Lip Gloss

Every woman wants a pair of shiny and soft lips and making your own lip gloss is a healthy road that can lead you there. They are fresher and you know what exactly goes into them. Let go of those commercially manufactured and expensive glosses which aren’t anything more than amalgams of chemicals, preservatives, and artificial colors and switch to these homemade ones for their benefits.

Homemade lip gloss is also a good resort for those who are slightly frugal at heart! It’s a good way to reuse those empty lipsticks and lip gloss containers left behind. For the creative ones, homemade lip glosses can make for a perfect and well-thought-out gift. It can also be a fun activity for young girls to indulge in.

So, explore the wild shades and bright colors or stick to the evergreen neutral shades, and tint your lips with a fresh hint of color and moisture. Explore this write-up and surprise yourself and others with these easy homemade and natural cosmetics.

Lip Gloss Recipes

Below are some easy and fun methods of making different kinds of lip glosses at home. Wherever heating is required, make sure you maintain appropriate temperatures i.e. just until the substance has melted. All the mixing and stirring should be done in perfectly hygienic and sterile conditions. If you wish to reuse your old containers to store the lip gloss, disinfect them thoroughly. From natural care to something more fruity and tasty, experiment with these recipes and treat your lips.

Aloe Vera Gloss
With the many herbal benefits that Aloe Vera has to offer, this lip gloss can easily become the biggest hit among women with sensitive skin or high maintenance factors. 


  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin-E Oil 

What To Do:

  • Take one tsp. of aloe vera gel. You can either get the gel from the health food stores or scoop it from the fresh aloe vera fruit.
  • Mix ½ tsp of coconut oil and 1/8th tsp of vitamin-E oil with the aloe gel.
  • Stir the mixture until smooth and pour it into a container. 

Tip: You can either use this aloe vera gloss in its natural form or add a few drops of your favorite essential oil i.e. mint oil, lavender oil, lemon verbena oil, rose oil, etc. Every oil has a different freshness and energy associated with it, so choose the one that suits you best. To add a bit of color, you can also add some of your favorite lipstick to this concoction. 

Sweet Gloss
This is for all those sweet-lovers out there. Presenting a sweet candy-flavored lip gloss especially for you! Add the candies of your choice and voila! You have a winner!


  • Ziploc Bag
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Coconut Oil
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Grater
  • Candy Melts
  • Oil Based Candy Flavoring 

What To Do:

  • Grate 1/4th tsp of wax into the plastic bag.
  • Add 1 tsp of coconut oil, 1 tsp petroleum jelly, one candy melt, and 1/8th tsp of the oil-based flavoring.
  • Seal the bag and place it in a bowl of hot water until the ingredients melt. You can then remove the bag and crunch the ingredients to mix them faster.
  • Cut a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze the ingredients into your desired container.
  • Place the container with the liquid in the refrigerator for around 20 minutes and your homemade lip gloss is good to go!

Fruity Cranberry Lip Gloss
What better than a fruit-flavored
lip gloss? The pigments in fruits have a natural color that can be used to tint the lips with sublime natural color. 


  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • 10 Fresh Cranberries
  • Honey

What To Do:

  • Mix one tbsp of sweet almond oil, all the fresh cranberries, and one tsp of honey in a bowl.
  • Microwave the mixture until it starts to boil.
  • Strain the boiled mixture to get rid of any solid residue and add it to the containers.
  • Let it cool in the refrigerator for around 20 minutes before using it. 

Tip: Instead of the cranberries you can add any other berry of your choice. Strawberry or raspberries make some yummy glosses too.

Honey Lip Gloss
Honey is an excellent moisturizer and beeswax-based lip glosses are much firmer than lip glosses made from other bases.


  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Grated Beeswax
  • Honey
  • Capsules Of Vitamin-E Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Essential Oil

What To Do:

  • Add 2 tbsp of sweet almond oil, 4 tbsp of grated beeswax, 1 tbsp honey, 6 capsules of vitamin-E oil, 1/4th tsp cocoa butter, and a few drops of essential oil.
  • Mix thoroughly and pour the concoction into containers of your choice.

Fruity Flavored Lip Gloss – With Drinking Powder Mix!
Yes, you got that right! Young girls are sure to love this lip gloss that can be flavored with their favorite drinking powder like Tang, Kool-aid, or Rasna.


  • Solid Shortening
  • Fruit-Flavored Powdered Drink-Mix 

What To Do:

  • Mix the shortening and drink-mix together in a container until it is smooth.
  • Place the container in the microwave for about 30 seconds until the mixture becomes a liquid.
  • Then place this liquid mixture in appropriate containers or pots. 

Tip: The more drinking powder you add the more color it will give your gloss. For extra effect, you can even add face-glitter to the lip gloss to have a more dressy and shiny look. 

These were some recipes for homemade lip glosses. Perfectly safe and yet so innovative, they are real delights to use. Once you start experimenting, you can come up with your own methods and techniques for making lip gloss. So, beat those commercially manufactured and expensive glosses and opt for a more natural look. You’ll soon own the yummiest and healthiest glosses there can ever be!

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