Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe [Natural & Toxin Free!]

Makes 20 lip balm containers.


  • 3/4 cup beeswax [block, grated or chopped)
  • 3/4 cup cacao butter or shea butter.
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 60 drops peppermint essential oils (about 3/4 tsp) [*optional]
  • Empty lip balm containers


  1. In a double boiler, or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water over medium low heat, combine beeswax, cacao butter and coconut oil.
  2. Heat for about 10 minutes until the mixture is completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in desired essential oils.
  4. Pour the mixture into a glass cup or a measuring cup with a spout.
  5. Carefully pour into the empty lip balm containers and fill them up 3/4 full.
  6. Let them cool for 30 minutes before putting on the lid. 

*You can experiment with difference scents using a variation of essential oils; however be mindful of the quality of essential oils you’re using as not all EO’s on the market are safe for skin use. 

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