Three Ingredient Lip Balm Recipe


Are you looking for natural ingredient lip balm, and can’t find one that suits you? Making your own is easy – especially with this three ingredient lip balm recipe – costs pennies, and will make your lips feel silky.

This three ingredient lip balm recipe will keep your lips silky smooth this winter!

Every fall, as soon as the weather starts to cool off, I make a new batch of lip balm, because with that cool weather comes cracked, dry lips.

Granted, I think I have dryer skin than most, but I guess that just means if this recipe works for me, you know it’s good!

I used to buy cheap chapstick at Walmart, and couldn’t figure out why my lips got worse and worse as I used it. Turns out that the petroleum products in cheap lip balm seem to make your lips softer when you first put it on, but ultimately work to dry them out even more.

easy homemade lip balm recipe with 3 ingredients

When I found that out, I started buying natural lip balm, which is fairly expensive, so finally, I invested in some ingredients to make my own.

This recipe is the simplest yet, using bee’s wax, coconut oil, and almond oil. I also like to add essential oil, which is a fourth ingredients, but since it’s optional, this is technically a three ingredient lip balm recipe.

Most of the time I use shea butter instead of almond oil, but both are incredibly good for your skin, so it’s nice to switch it up occasionally. (if you’d rather have a shea butter balm, try this homemade natural lip balm recipe)

And that’s also one of the reasons why I like to make such small batches – though even a small batch is a lot, since a lip balm tube only holds a couple teaspoons!

I like to switch things up with ingredients, and especially essential oils to enjoy a new scent more frequently.

My all-time favorite essential oil to use in lip balm is spearmint. It’s such a nice, mild, soothing oil. I also really like lavender and orange (separate or mixed! together), and last year, I used this chocolate-mint lip balm almost exclusively, and it’s a dream!

easy lip balm recipe - just three ingredients!

Lip Balm Ingredients:

This simple 3-ingredient lip balm uses ingredients you may already have in your home, but if not, here are the link below:

  • Bee’s Wax. Since bee’s wax is quite hard, this is our tool for controlling the firmness of our lip balm. I find it easiest to use pellets so I don’t have the mess of shaving things off.
  • Coconut oil. Highly moisturizing, nutrient-dense, and an essential ingredient for lip balm-making!
  • Almond oil is also highly moisturizing, and there is some evidence that it helps protect your skin from sun damage, so aside from working in this recipe to create the right texture balance of our lip balm, it adds an extra bit of love for your lips.
  • Essential oil. 100% optional, but it’s nice to have nice-smelling lip balm. Make sure you choose a mild oil that won’t burn your skin such as lavender, spearmint, orange, etc.

Tools for Making Lip Balm:

All you need to get started is a heating element, preferably a double boiler set up such as a pan and bowl or measuring cup, and something to put your lip balm in.

You can usually find plastic pots in the travel toiletries section at stores. I also bought a bunch of lip balm tubes on Amazon that I like to use for both the lip balms and itch stick.

Lip Balm Labels:

To make your tubes pretty, I made a printable label for you!

easy three ingredient lip balm recipe with printable labels

This label is designed to work with Dashleigh lip balm tube sticky labels, which are super easy to use and come in both the natural brown shown, and white.

Click here to download your labels

With that, let’s get on to the recipe!

Easy Three-Ingredient Lip Balm Recipe


  • 1/4 cup bee’s wax
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond oil
  • 4-6 drops essential oil (I love spearmint!)


  1. Melt first three ingredients together in a double boiler
  2. Stir in essential oil
  3. Carefully pour into containers or lip balm tubes
  4. Let cool and cap.
  5. Use as needed.

Homemade lip balm with three ingredients

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  1. Thank you so much for your complete recipe i found that you tube hardley gives out the complete recipe they tell you all ingredients but dont say how much to use or what the steps are thank you again

  2. how many can you make with this recipe? I want to make sure I have the right amount of lip balm containers (the stick ones)

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