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Homemade Lip Balm Recipe | All Natural

Stop wasting your money at the drug store. Make your own moisturized lip care with this all natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe. Simple and nourishing.

Homemade Lip Balm with lard on white and green hand towel with flowers

There are so many products that we have normalized purchasing from the drug store or other retailers that are so easy to make at home, and probably better for us too. A ton of beauty products can be made at home with easy recipes, like this Homemade Lip Balm Recipe. Once you have the ratios perfected out it can be adjusted to your personal preferences.

What you will Need

Lip balm ingredients- Pastured Lard, Beeswax, Honey, Flavoring and containers
  • Solidifying Fat (Pastured Lard, Tallow, Coconut Oil)
  • Beeswax pellets
  • Flavoring or Essential oil of choice
  • Honey (Optional)
  • Small jar or container to hold (Lip Balm Containers)

Fat Options

The way this lip balm moisturizes your lips is from a fat source. I love using pastured lard or tallow. Pastured lard is the second highest food source in vitamin D, after cod liver oil. It is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, selenium, and zinc. If you can’t find a good source for Lard or Tallow you can also use Coconut oil to make this amazing lip balm.


Strawberry flavoring in dropper going into melted fat & wax for lip balm

I love keeping things all natural. You can use your favorite Essential oil to scent/flavor your lip balm. Peppermint Essential Oil and even Orange Essential Oil are great choices. This time I did something a little different for my girls. We bought Strawberry Flavoring from Amazon. They sell other food flavors as well. OMG! This is better than any strawberry lip balm from the store. With much higher quality ingredients. I highly recommend.


Lip Balm containers

This recipe creates more of a lip balm, or lip gloss and less of a chapstick. (If you are looking for a chapstick recipe try this Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe. You are going to want a small jar container and not a twist up stick. The size is dependent on your preference. We purchased our lip balm jars from Amazon.

Honey or Not

I love Honey! Honey is a natural sweetener and antimicrobial. Honey’s natural humectant properties make it an effective moisturizer. The enzyme activity in honey enables it to penetrate deeply into the skin and bring hydration to the underlying layers. This results in plumper, softer skin with a natural radiant glow. It is a great addition to this lip balm because it adds sweetness and helps it penetrate your lips for maximum moisturizing potential.

Kid Safe

Lip balm in clear container with black lid on dish towel

I love this lip balm for kids. There are no toxic chemicals, and they can enjoy it without worry. This is also a great craft to make during a party or sleepover. It is quick, easy, and the kids love it!

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

An amazing all natural moisturizing Homemade Lip Balm Recipe that can be made with lard, tallow, or coconut oil. Simple beauty recipe.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 3 TBSP Solidifying Fat Pastured Lard, Tallow, Coconut Oil
  • 1 TBSP Beeswax Pellets
  • 4-5 drops Flavoring Essential Oi, Food Flavoring, Etc
  • 1/2 tsp honey Optional


  • Place the fat of choice and beeswax pellets into a small microwave or heat safe bowl.
  • Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted or over a double boiler.
  • Once melted stir in the honey and flavoring until well incorporated .
  • Pour the mix into your lip balm containers and place in the refrigerator to set quickly. It will also set at room temperature, it will just take longer.
  • Enjoy
Servings: 4 small jars
Author: Amanda Carlisle

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