Make Your Own Honey Lip Balm

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Here is a simple Beauty DIY- Make Your Own Honey Lip Balm

 I have been wanting to make my own lip balm for some time and this little jar of honey provided the inspired I needed to give it a go.


I LOVE Honey. (I have it on something at almost every meal.) The cute little jar is actually from Cracker Barrel. There was a bit left over and I brought the jar home, because I knew I would find some use for it.  You can use almost any small glass or hard plastic container.

honey supplies

What You Need:

3 Tablespoons of Raw Shea Butter (I ordered here)

1 Tablespoon of Beeswax  (I ordered here)

3-4 Tablespoons of Oil- Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Coconut Oil *food grade* (I ordered here)

1-2 teaspoons of Honey

1 capsule of Vitamin E oil (optional)

Small jars or containers with lids (like these here)

(You can purchase a case of the small jars of Dickinson’s Honey on Amazon, but they do not look to be sold individually. You might consider a mini mason-type jar like these here.)

I made sure I used high quality, natural, food grade ingredients since I plan to use this on my lips. You will also want to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients prior to use.

Before I get into the simple directions, I will add… you may want to consider popping over to Pinterest and getting a few project ideas for your beeswax and shea butter. I made 3 lip balms and I still had 0ver 90% of my beeswax and shea butter left over.

honey melt


You COULD melt your ingredients in the microwave, but no matter the recipe or project I wind up scorching whatever it is…so I always use a double boiler.

Step 1:

Once the water comes up to a boil, add the beeswax as it is quite hard and takes longer to melt.  Stir to prevent burning.

honey shae

Step 2:

Next, add the shea butter (Stir)

honey add

Step 3:

Once melted, add remove from heat and stir in the oil & honey. Stir.

honey pour

Step 4:

Carefully pour into jars or molds. (It will be hot!) Allow to set out at room temperature over night with out the lid.


You have a simple lip balm. I actually use this on my chapped hands as well.

It is important to note…. even though honey and vitamin E may provide some preserving properties, these natural beauty DIY recipes do not contain a preservative. How long the balm keeps depends on many factors. It is always a good idea to inspect the balm prior to use.

If you like this Make Your Own Honey Lip Balm tutorial be sure to follow Living Chic on the Cheap on Pinterest!

….and don’t forget to take along this week’s craft coupons if you will need supplies for this project.


This post is for entertainment purposes only. Remember, this DIY project should be done by an adult. Use caution when handling hot materials. Keep out of reach of small children and animals.

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  1. says

    This looks so simple, I love it! My husband has just gotten his first beehive so we’re all about anything honey, bees, etc. Thanks for sharing this with the Friendhship Friday Blog Party!

    • says

      Hi Lynn,

      It was really an easy project. oh, how neat! We love to go to the Creative Discovery Museum and watch the beehives…so interesting. I hope you give it a try. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂 -Jessica

  2. says

    It’s one of my goals this year to start making home beauty products, and this looks so simple to make! Plus with the cold and and dry winter, my lips could use some healing. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from the SITS DIY linkup.

  3. says

    This looks like a really easy recipe, and I can’t wait to try it! I even have some lip balm tins that would be perfect and are almost empty:)

  4. says

    We use so much lip balm that I really need to try making my own. Thank you for such a great recipe and sharing it at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. says

    Ugh! Why didn’t I think to order beeswax when I ordered my oils and butters recently! Alas, I’ll have to wait until I can order again…or maybe I’ll find some random beeswax at a store – ugh!

    Thanks for the recipe though, it looks quite simple really! 🙂

    Stopping by from Wake Up Wednesday!

  6. says

    I’ve never tried making my own lip balm, but your tutorial was so clear and easy looking that I think I might try it! I’m pinning this to try later – thanks!

  7. Cydnee@ TampaCakeGirl says

    A great DYI project. All ingredients for this lip balm are fabulous. Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We look forward to having you every Thursday at 8 PM, EST through Sunday night. ~ Cydnee

  8. says

    What a great tutorial! I’ve never attempted anything like this, but I might now! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays and DIY…I’ll be pinning it to our Features and Faves board and doing some sharing for you! Hope to see you again tonight at 9 pm!

  9. says

    I LOVE making my own lip balm. They are so much better than any thing you buy. I haven’t tried honey though. It’s now on my to-do list. 🙂 Thanks for linking to Show Me Saturday. Pinning!

    • says

      Hi Lona,

      Nope, there was still a little bit of honey in the bottom of the jar before I added the hot balm mixture. It has not separated out. I just used it today and it is still creamy. 🙂 -Jessica

    • Anna says


      I just made this recipe and I had your same problem. Some of my honey and some of the olive oil (I didn’t have any other oils on hand) separated and fell to the bottom. My guess is that if I would have either increased the amount of beeswax or reduced the honey (I added more than the recipe called for) it would fix the separation problem. Also, personally I like my lip balm harder than this recipe made—I will either cut the oil altogether (I already had used a reduced amount) or use more beeswax next time.

      Love the recipe though!! So easy and great results.

      • says

        Hi Anna.

        Thank you! Sorry to hear you had a separation problem. I know another reader has mention that my lip gloss separated because of the first photo. Fortunately, my gloss did not separate. The honey that is showing at the bottom of the jar was already in the jar before I added the mixture. My gloss cohesive and firm. I would recommend adding less beeswax for a softer gloss. Thanks for the comment! 🙂 -Jessica

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