Let's face it, cold, dry winter weather wreaks havoc on lips. Come to think of it, summer isn't much better with the heat and blazing sunshine. The general wear and tear our lips face often result in dry, flaky, chapped and cracked lips that are in desperate need of a little TLC.
Nothing feels quite as good as rubbing a little balm on your tender, raw lips. Unfortunately, commercial lip balm can be expensive and also full of chemicals like artificial sweeteners, fragrance, and parabens. A much cheaper and safer approach is to make your own lip balm so you can control all the ingredients in your balm. Lip balm also makes a quick and easy DIY gift idea, and once you see how quick and easy it is to make, you'll be making it for everyone you know.
Here's our list of the top lip balm recipes that will leave your lips feeling and smelling amazing.
Lemonade Lip Balm
Are you in the mood for lemonade. This yummy balm is a fabulous gift to make for a girlfriend or anyone who needs a little ray of sunshine.
Homemade Lip Balm In 5 Minutes Or Less
This lip balm is not waxy at all, unlike many of the store bought lip balms you find. This tutorial shows how to make homemade EOS lip balm by refilling an EOS container, but you can actually use or reuse any lip balm tube or container.
Via DIY Joy
Pink Lip Balm
Here’s a recipe for pink lip balm – a soothing, smooth lip balm with just a hint of color and a hint of sun protection.
Via Delia Creates
Shimmery Ski Lip Balm
It’s important to keep skin protected from the elements all the time but especially when ski sports are involved (water or snow). In particular, lips can be extra sensitive and require additional TLC. Whether it’s harsh sun or cold winds, this Shimmery Ski Lip Balm hydrates and protects lips.
Via Soap Queen
Raspberry Lip Balm
Three ingredients are all you’ll need to make this yummy lip balm. Be prepared for soft, pink lips!
Via Hello Glow
Soy Lip Balm
A lot of the recipes out there use beeswax, but this one uses soy. This soy lip balm is wonderful for gift giving and great for those bits of favorite lipstick you may have left over in the tube!
Via Bitz n Giggles
Chocolate Chip Lip Balm
Chocolate plus creamy lip balm – two of our favorite things in one little jar.
Via Paula Parrish
Cranberry Coconut Lip Gloss
This recipe calls for four ingredients: coconut oil, shea butter, cranberry, and beetroot powder.
Via Hello Glow
Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm
There are recipes out there with fewer ingredients but if you want it to be most like Burt’s Bees then you’ll want to stick with the ingredients on the list below. The recipe is really easy to put together and from start to finish only takes about 15 minutes to make.
Strawberry Sparkly Lip Balm
Pink colored strawberry lip balm with a smattering of pink glitter with a vanilla flavored mini deer shaped lip balm piece placed on top of the strawberry lip balm.
Via Torie Jayne
Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
This lip balm recipe can be used as a blank slate and you can change the essential oils to whatever your favorite scent is.
Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
Fact: nobody wants to give or receive kisses if your lips are rough or dry or chapped. It’s really best to be prepared for these types of situations and nothing will prepare you more than yummy mint and chocolate lip balm.
Via Food Plus Words
Beeswax and Honey Lip Balm
Honey is a healthy and soothing ingredient for dry lips and makes this super easy DIY lip balm.
Vanilla Cocoa Lip Balm
Incredibly simple to make, it tastes of vanilla and chocolatey cocoa butter and leaves your lips feeling soft and shiny.
Via Lovely Greens
Jello Lip Gloss
Who doesn’t love J-E-L-L-O? It’s such an easy dessert! Here’s a fun and unique way to use some of that jello you have sitting in your pantry.
So, have we inspired you? Are you ready to make your own lip balm?