Make Homemade Lip Balm with Just Two Ingredients

Make homemade lip balm in minutes, using just two ingredients. Yes, it’s really that easy!

Make your own homemade lip balm with just 2 ingredients. Click through to find out what you'll need to make your own. #lipgloss #beauty #diy #beautytutorial #pink #makeup #lipbalm #gift #giftidea #holidaygift #mothersday

I recently shared a whole lot of Mother’s Day DIYs, and this tow ingredient homemade lip balm is a perfect edition to Mother’s Day gift ideas. It’s super easy to make and budget-friendly to boot. What could be better than that?

Make your own lip glosses for Mom (and yourself, let’s be real) with this simple tutorial, in ten minutes or less.

P.S. You can use Kool-Aid for the flavoring and color, so you know these glosses are going to taste delicious on your lips. Yum!

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Homemade Lip Balm Ingredients

  • Kool-Aid powder packets (I used the the small 0.14 ounce packets of cherry, lemonade, and tropical punch to get the colors you see in the photos)
  • petroleum jelly OR this non-petroleum jelly alternative from Amazon (which works just as well, the finished product is just a little bit softer FYI)
  • small containers to hold lip balm*
  • small microwave safe bowl
  • spoon

*There are a couple of options for lip balm containers, but I used the small screw top pill container from The Container Store. I like them because they’re very simple and cost less than $1.50 each. There’s a bunch of good options on Amazon too, if that’s easier.

And then the small rectangular containers (also pictured) are from The Container Store and come in packs of 12 for less than $2.50 for all 12!

Quick Note about Homemade Lip Balm Quantities

The number of scoops of petroleum jelly and Kool-Aid will depend on how much lip balm you want to make.

A good rule of thumb would be a 1/2 Kool-Aid packet for every 2 heaping spoonfuls of petroleum jelly. That will make a very good amount of homemade lip balm. I made a double batch, to give you an idea of how many it makes.

How to make flavored lip balm with just two ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Lip Balm

Step 1: Scoop petroleum jelly into a microwave safe bowl and microwave.

Start by adding petroleum jelly to a small microwave safe bowl. Then microwave on high for 30-45 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. You want it to be clear without any clumps.

For me, it took five 45 second intervals to get the clumps out completely and looking like what you see in the photo.

 How to make flavored lip balm with just two ingredients.

Step 2: Add Kool-Aid powder to melted jelly.

Next, add Kool-Aid powder to the melted jelly slowly while stirring, until you reach the desired color. This will also give the lip balm a tasty flavor.

I found that the tropical punch flavor was the closest to a red-pink. Then I added the lemonade flavor to get it lighter for the really soft pink shades you see. The darkest almost purple / mauve color was using cherry and a little bit of tropical punch together.

How to make flavored lip balm with just two ingredients.

Step 3: Pour or scoop mixture into pots.

Once the Kool-Aid is completely mixed with the melted jelly, scoop it into screw top pots and let them return to a solid state overnight.

It doesn’t actually take that long, that’s just how long I ended up waiting. They should be pretty solid after an hour or two, if you’re in a hurry. 

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How much does this homemade lip balm cost to make?

It’s worth mentioning that this homemade lip balm project is not just limited-ingredient, it’s also super budget conscience. Yay!

A $5 (13 oz) jar of petroleum jelly and $1 worth of Kool-Aid packets (they’re 5 for $1 at my grocery store) will make about 30 jars of lip balm. So for $6, you can make yourself, your mom, and a few friends a year supply of this stuff. Pretty crazy.

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Beauty DIY // 2 ingredient lip balm #diy #beautytutorial #pink #makeup #lipbalm #gift #giftidea #holidaygift #mothersday

Beauty DIY // 2 ingredient homemade lip balm #diy #beautytutorial #pink #makeup #lipbalm #gift #giftidea #holidaygift

How to Make Homemade Lip Balm (Only Two Ingredients)

Make homemade lip balm in minutes, using just two ingredients. Yes, it's really that easy!
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: diy beauty, homemade lip balm, lip balm
Cost: $6

Ingredients

  • Kool-Aid powder packets I used the the small 0.14 ounce packets of cherry, lemonade, and tropical punch to get the colors you see in the photos
  • petroleum jelly OR this non-petroleum jelly alternative from Amazon  which works just as well, the finished product is just a little bit softer FYI
  • small pots with a screw lid I like these from The Container Store
  • small microwave safe bowl
  • spoon

Instructions

  • Start by adding petroleum jelly to a small microwave safe bowl. Then microwave on high for 30-45 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. You want it to be clear without any clumps. For me, it took five 45 second intervals to get the clumps out completely and looking like what you see in the photo.
  • Next, add Kool-Aid powder to the melted jelly slowly while stirring, until you reach the desired color. This will also give the lip balm a tasty flavor.
  • I found that the tropical punch flavor was the closest to a red-pink. Then I added the lemonade flavor to get it lighter for the really soft pink shades you see. The darkest almost purple / mauve color was using cherry and a little bit of tropical punch together.
  • Once the Kool-Aid is completely mixed with the melted jelly, scoop it into screw top pots and let them return to a solid state overnight. It doesn't actually take that long, that's just how long I ended up waiting. They should be pretty solid after an hour or two, if you're in a hurry.
  • Now, they're ready to be given as gifts or kept for yourself.

Notes

How much does this homemade lip balm cost to make?
It's worth mentioning that this homemade lip balm project is not just limited-ingredient, it's also super budget conscience. Yay!
A $5 (13 oz) jar of petroleum jelly and $1 worth of Kool-Aid packets (they're 5 for $1 at my grocery store) will make about 30 jars of lip balm. So for $6 (not including the containers), you can make yourself, your mom, and a few friends a year supply of this stuff. Pretty crazy.
Tried this recipe?Mention @paperandstitch or tag #paperandstitch!

Looking for more DIY beauty ideas like this one? Check out my tutorial for a natural DIY lip balm – it also only uses two ingredients but it’s all natural!

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33 comments | Click here to reply

Whoa! I never knew it was that easy! These would be so fun for a little girls birthday party favors too!

Paige
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Paige

Crazy, right? So easy! And this would be perfect for a little girls birthday party too. Good thinking.

Brittni

Great tutorial! I’ve been wanting to try DIYing lipbalm, and this recipe is simple enough that I think I can do it!

Stef

wow they look amazing and yummy! ;P
thanks for the tutorial!

Chacha Natcha

Cool idea! I haven’t thought about making a lip gloss by only using kool aid and petroleum jelly. It’s very easy to make and inexpensive. I will definitely try to make these 🙂

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jamie

Wow I hope no one I know reads this article (no offense) because this is definitely what people will be getting for birthdays and holidays this year!! This is so easy even I am not scared off by it, and that is really saying something when I’m in an apartment with three kids, two dogs and two “big kids” (aka my husband and I) and work full time! Thank you for the idea!!

Haley

Wow! Who knew it was that easy! I need to try this! Thank you 🙂 x

Bethany

maybe its just me- but I cant get the link to the containers you used to work!

LOVE this idea- totally doing it!

sina

What a cool idea! I love this so much. How cool would it be as a party favor or stocking stuffer in the winter? Or in Easter baskets in spring? This is so fun.

Sydney | Modern Granola

These look so easy and simple! I can’t wait to try this.

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Brittany

omg this is so cute!!! such a cool idea 🙂

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Anna

How cool is that!

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ujjaini

LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing. Can’t wait to try this. xo

Ash & Em

This is genius! My next trip to the store just might involve scoping out the Kool-Aid flavors. ha! I can’t wait to check out the Petroleum Jelly alternative too. 🙂

Krysten

Hi I love this idea. The only problem is that I am in Australia and have no idea what koolaid is. Would you know of the alternative is for over here?

Andrea

this is great, thanks. do you think that waxelene can be used instead?
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elizabeth

fun! I knew it’s a great idea for Mother’s Day but I think I’ll be doing this craft with my kiddos – I just wonder what flavor they’ll pick haha!

Laura

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I really like the concept, but am thinking of using coconut oil and vitamin e instead of petroleum jelly…thoughts?

Julie

I am going to try this recipe going to use coconut oil instead. Only problem with using petroleum jelly for me is it is not all natural. Also by adding the coconut oil it is a carrier oil so mixed with lavender it works. Like any product being natural or filled with other stuff there is always a chance you could have a reaction. It may be cheaper but remember you get what u pay.

Jennifer

Hi Jennifer. I’ve actually been meaning to do a natural alternative version of this lip balm for ages, using coconut oil, since this one was so popular. So look out for that in the coming weeks. 🙂
-Brittni

Brittni

Do you think this will work just as well with coconut oil?

Hannah

Hi Hannah. Yep, it will. And actually I’m working on a DIY lip gloss with coconut oil for the coming weeks. 🙂

Brittni

Thanks a bunch for this cool recipe. Any idea how well this would work with paw paw cream, as I really dislike petroleum jelly.
Another thing, we don’t have kool Aid in Australia, would you know of an alternative?
Can’t wait to make this. Thx again 💋

Dianne

Hi Dianne. I have another lip balm DIY as well, that sounds like it would be a better match for you. There’s no petroleum jelly snd it’s all-natural. Here’s the link: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2016/06/20/how-to-make-natural-lip-balm-two-ingredients/ Hope that helps.
-Brittni

Brittni

I made these tonight. Mi couldn’t find kool aide so I used those packets you mix in water bottles. I made pink lemonade. They turned out great. I found little screw containers at Michael”s on sale for just over $5 for 30 containers.

Cathy

I love this! It is a great birthday gift for your friends that love makeup! Also is wonderful for party favors.

America

Am I missing something, I can’t find where it says how much petroleum jelly to add to how much kool-ade.

Mary Rutherford

Hi Mary. It depends on how many pots of lip balm you want to make. I made quite a few, so I did 4 heaping spoonfuls of petroleum jelly and then one packet of Kool-Aid. If you’re not getting the desired color with those proportions though, you can always add more petroleum jelly (or less). Hope that helps.
-Brittni

Brittni

What a lovely idea! I’ve been meaning to do this and finally took the plunge. Unfortunately I can only make shades of purple. I’ve tried cherry, black cherry, strawberry, and pink lemonade. The lemonade turned a strange neutral color, and all the rest just turned the melted jelly purple. I used regular (off brand) 100% petroleum jelly and name brand kool aid. Any thoughts? Maybe I should use white jelly?

Tanya

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Is it tablespoon or teaspoon? Love the idea.

Paige

Hi Paige. The instructions call for 2 heaping spoonfuls of petroleum jelly, so tablespoons would be the closest measurement. 🙂 Hope that helps.
-Brittni

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