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

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

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

Julie

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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

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

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 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

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

Ash & Em

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

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Anna

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

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Brittany

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

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

LOVE this idea- totally doing it!

sina

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

Bethany

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

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

Chacha Natcha

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

Stef

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

Brittni

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

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