See how to make a healing lip balm recipe to care for chapped, peeling lips! This homemade natural lip balm for dry lips with coconut oil and hemp seed oil is ready in minutes. This easy DIY lip balm without beeswax is a great moisturizing lip balm for winter and comes with free printable labels.
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Healing Lip Balm for dry lips – DIY lip balm recipe without beeswax
Looking for the best lip balm for peeling lips? Look no further. When I came up with my winter skincare series, I had to add a lip balm for winter, too. So I created this healing lip balm for dry lips. Not only is this moisturizing DIY chapstick easy to make, but it’s made with natural ingredients that can help to soothe and heal dry, damaged lips.
This winter lip balm recipe is made with coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and essential oils that can help with how do you heal a damaged lip. It’s not quite a medicated lip balm but still effective. A tiny amount of mica gives the homemade lip balm recipe a refreshing blue tint, but adding this lip balm ingredient is optional. And since you seem to enjoy vegan beauty products, I made this a homemade lip balm without beeswax.
Why are my lips dry?
Our lips are very soft and delicate. Lips don’t have oil glands (like the rest of the skin), so they dry out easily. Chapped, peeling lips, or even worse a split and bleeding lip, can be pretty painful. There are many causes for dry lips, ranging from cold, dry winter air, radiator heat, air conditioning, to allergies, dehydration, or vitamin deficiency.
Hydrating the lips from the outside with a balm and from the inside by drinking plenty of water can help to speed the healing of dry, chapped lips. This homemade healing balm moisturises and soothes, while the essential oils have an antibacterial and antiviral effect that further protect your lips. In server cases, you may have to consult with a doctor.
Materials for a homemade healing lip balm recipe
What are the best lip balm ingredients? While each DIY lip balm recipe is a little bit different, these are the materials in my natural healing lip balm:
- jojoba wax – Jojoba wax is softer and more hydrating than the other plant-based waxes. It’s a great beeswax substitute in DIY lip balm recipes. If the lip balm doesn’t have to be vegan, you can, of course, use beeswax.
- castor oil – Moisturising castor oil keeps your kissers looking soft and supple. Fatty acids in the oil are beneficial to maintaining good skin health, and its anti-inflammatory properties may help easing the pain that results from chapped lips.
- hemp seed oil – Hemp seed oil is highly nutritious. The nutrients and fatty acids in the oil can help to relieve dryness, strengthen the skin and protect from inflammation and oxidative damage.
- coconut oil – Coconut oil is one of the best ingredients for dry lips and a way to make DIY lip balm without shea butter. The nourishing and hydrating qualities of the oil prevent your lips from drying out.
- melissa (lemon balm) essential oil – Melissa’s natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make the essential oil a great choice for DIY lip care. The excellent antiviral qualities make the oil very effective against the herpes simplex virus (source).
- sweet orange essential oil – Mild sweet orange essential oil reduces pain and inflammation while adding a pleasant and fresh scent to easy lip balm recipe.
- blue mica – Using mica is optional. If you prefer an all-natural lip balm, just leave it out. The moisturizing lip balm will simply look off-white. The blue colour will not appear on your lips.
More essential oil options
Melissa and sweet orange EO give this DIY winter lip balm a refreshing and fruity scent. You can also substitute melissa with rosemary or juniper berry, or swap sweet orange for mandarin or vanilla oleoresin.
How to make healing lip balm at home
Thankfully, you don’t have to do a ton of steps for this easy moisturizing lip balm recipe. Here are the simple steps for you:
- Add the jojoba wax, shea butter, cranberry seed oil and hemp seed oil into a heatproof container. A measuring cup with a spout is ideal.
- Heat in a warm water bath over low flame until the wax has melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir until the lip balm ingredients are well combined. If using mica, stir it in now.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and stir occasionally.
- Add the melissa and sweet orange essential oils. Mix well.
- Pour the lip balm mixture into pots or tubes.
- Optionally, decorate the lip balm containers with printable labels.
Yes! It’s truly that easy to make a lip balm for peeling lips. All you need is 6 ingredients and 5 minutes!
Tools and supplies to make homemade lip balm
Tab or click the links below to shop the products I used to make this homemade lip balm recipe:
- glass measuring cup – Having a heatproof measuring cup makes making DIY lip balm recipes easy and effortless.
- spatula – This spatula is perfect for mixing the healing lip balm ingredients.
- lip balm pots or lip balm tubes – You can either use lip balm tubes or small lip balm pots to store this homemade lip product.
How do I use this DIY healing lip balm?
This is a great lip balm for daily use. For the best effect, use this healing lip balm several times throughout the day to keep your lips healthy and moisturised. With a clean fingertip, swipe up a little product, and a apply a thin, even coating to your lips and the area just outside of the mouth. Smack your lips to spread the balm
Overnight dry lips treatment
You can also use this natural skincare product as overnight dry lips treatment. To do this, apply a thick coat of the lip balm before bed.
Lip balm under lipstick
If you wear lipstick, apply the lip balm first and let it sit for a couple of minutes before following up with lipstick.
What is the shelf life of this DIY lip balm with essential oils?
If you live in a moderate to cool climate, you can store the lip balm at room temperature. In a hot environment, it may be best to put the lip balm in the refrigerator has heat can melt the it. If that happens, simply put the lip balm in the fridge and wait until it’s solid again.
This healing lip balm recipe has a shelf life of 6 months.
More lip balm and lip scrub recipes to love
If you are on the hunt for DIY lip balm recipes, you’re in luck! I have several other homemade lip care tutorials that you’re going to love:
- easy 4-ingredient lip balm – A simple moisturizing lip balm and a readers’ favourite.
- lip balm and lip scrub duo – This cute set comprises of a tinted lip balm and homemade lip scrub with freeze-dried raspberries.
- pumpkin spice lip balm – This autumn-themed beauty recipe is very hydrating and has a mild lip plumping effect.
- peppermint lip balm – Another delightful lip balm recipe to try. This one is made with peppermint essential oil.
- candy cane lip scrub – The quick DIY lip scrub gets a festive twist with cute sprinkles.
- strawberry lip scrub – A strawberry-flavoured lip scrub to keep your lips soft and supple.
More homemade winter skincare ideas
Whether you need more winter skincare ideas or just enjoy making natural products, the following homemade beauty recipes will make your skin looking and feeling great!
Bath & Body
- Hawaiian black lava bath salt with cornflower and hibiscus
- moisturizing snowflake bath bombs
- DIY moisturizing soap for dry skin
- body lotion for dry skin with cornflower and chamomile
- 6 blue clay mask recipes
- exfoliating cleansing balm with jojoba beads
- hydrating eye cream with birch sap
- face moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin
Printable Lip Balm Label
Tab or click the button to download your free printable healing lip balm label!
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Hey Ladies! I see the Melissa oil is quite pricey. I see it has similar qualities to Lemon Balm. May I infuse some fresh lemon balm in here and then strain it? Would that work? Thanks and happy holidays to both of you!
Hi Carol! How lovely to hear from you! Yes, you can infuse the oils with fresh lemon balm. To do this, place all oils in a small glass jar/beaker and melt in a water bath over low flame. Once melted add your lemon balm and infuse for 20 minutes on the lowest heat setting. Top up the water as necessary. Then strain through a fine mesh sieve and continue with the rest of the recipe.
I would double the oil amounts so it’s easier to work with.
What would be a good castor oil substitute? More hemp oil?
Hi there! Yes, increase the amount of hemp seed oil would be a great option. Happy making!
Hola! Para la elaboración de este bálsamo puedo sustituir el aceite de jojoba por manteca de cacao? También es vegano
Pd. Me encantan todas las cosas lindas que nos comparten. Gracias
Hola Olivia! Gracias por las amables palabras. Sí, puedes sustituir la manteca de cacao por cera de jojoba. La textura será un poco diferente porque la cera de jojoba es más suave que la manteca de cacao. Espero que esto ayude!
I am planning on making this, but cannot find the link for the labels on the website. Can you help me or email me the link for the labels
Hi Myrl, thanks for letting me know. I’ve updated the post and you can download the printable at the printable at the end of the post. Happy crafting!
Just perfect for the cold weather. And the soft blue is so lovely!
Thank you so much, ladies!
I love this recipe! My lips are crazy dry all the time. Both hemp seed and castor oils are amazing. I just picked up some Melissa EO, and now I know what to use it in.
Thank you, Cari! I know dry lips all too well but the these oils really hydrating and soothing.