Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

I carry chapstick with me everywhere. I don’t wear much make-up, but I like to have nice, moist kissable lips. Who doesn’t? I thought there was some master formula for lip balm and that it would take a lot of time. I assembled all the ingredients, made the recipe and filled the container in less than 15 minutes. Trust me, you can do this!

Your basic recipe is 1 Tbsp oil of choice, 1 tsp beeswax and any flavorings or colorings that you wish. Pretty simple right? I wanted just a basic balm, so this is the recipe I went with.

Homemade Hippie Lip Balm

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lanolin

1 tsp shea butter

1 tsp honey

1 tsp beeswax pastilles (Mountain Rose Herbs sells this)

I put the oils and beeswax in a small metal bowl and heated on the stove top until they were all melted together. I removed the bowl from the heat and stirred in the honey. I used a small funnel and poured it into empty lip balm containers that I had been saving.

It filled 4 of them (the tube type) with some left over! I left it sitting on the kitchen counter, and by the time I threw the dishes in the dishwasher it was set up and solid and ready to use. I made it “un-girly’ enough that Rob and I can both use it.

There are a zillion variations to this recipe. I think next time I’ll try half coconut oil and half Vitamin E.

Good oils to use for Lip Balm:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosehip seed oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Grapeseed oil
  • Lanolin
  • Shea butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Avacado Oil

To add color:

  • Beetroot powder
  • Cranberry or other juice
  • Dried fruit pureed into a powder
  • Cherries

To add flavor:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Essential Oil of Peppermint
  • Ginger powder
  • Honey

Where to buy the ingredients? I use a combination of either Mountain Rose Herbs or iherb.com. If you go online to www.iherb.com you can use the coupon code HIF798 and receive a $10 discount and free shipping.

Related Posts:

Homemade Hippie Eye Cream

Homemade Hippie Mouthwash

Homemade Hippie Face Wash

Homemade Hippie Body Wash

Homemade Hippie Hair Spray

Homemade Hippie Hand Lotion

Homemade Hippie Body Lotion

Homemade Hippie Tooth Paste



  1. stilishbabe said,

    April 9, 2012 at 7:10 AM

    I have some hippie products and how to do them on my blog too :)I have my own homemade lip balm and I just love it!! it smells like vanilla and has coconut oil 🙂 Thinking of making some for my friends :unique ones with exactly what they like 🙂

  2. momgonepaleo said,

    April 9, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Cool! I am totally gonna try this. I’m a lip balm junkie too! Thanks!

  3. Jasmine Pahl said,

    April 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Going to make a tinted one FOR SURE. Excellent photo too!!

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

      Let me know what you use for added color, and how it turns out. I’ll be looking forward to a post on the subject 🙂

      • Jasmine Pahl said,

        April 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

        Will do. 🙂 You may have to wait till later in the summer, I’m currently packing up the house to haul it back to Vancouver so ruby-tinted lib balm projects may have to wait a bit!!

  4. April 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    that seems so easy, I can’t wait to try it! that’s a nice project to do on a Sunday afternoon!

    • April 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

      It is WAY easier than I thought. Now I’m thinking of all sorts of fun combinations. I really liked the honey. It adds just a touch of sweetness.

  5. April 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Reblogged this on awkward celebrity and commented:
    I love this post! I can’t wait to try it!

  6. RedDesilets said,

    April 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Reblogged this on To Come Full Circle.

  7. April 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    So, if I make this, the husband will think Ive gone completely around the hippie bend? I was going to buy some beeswax from the local apiary for candles, so I’ll have to add lanolin and shea butter to my list for the natural food store and give this a try. Anything to see how far he can roll his eyes back in his head.

    He’s always the first to try each new thing I make. But he’ll deny it if asked.

    • April 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      I don’t think Rob would admit that he uses all my homemade concoctions either. He would probably say that he bought it from Man-Mart.com. With Gold Bars. After wrestling an alligator. With one arm….I love men 🙂

  8. chefconnie said,

    April 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    What a great post. I forwarded it on to a bunch of people.

  9. April 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    How fun! I’ve done lip balms in the round containers not tubes, I’ve always been afraid I wouldn’t add enough bees wax. 🙂 Love this! thanks for the easy recipe.

  10. April 9, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I will give it a try.

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  12. January 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    In the process of making this right now with rosehip oil!

  13. janet said,

    February 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Do you need the lanolin and shea butter?

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