Bite Me: How to Make a Natural DIY Lip Balm (with only Two Ingredients)

DIY lip balm has never been so easy. This one is only TWO ingredients! And did I mention it’s all natural too?

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient DIY lip balm

A while back I made a homemade lip balm with Kool-Aid and petroleum jelly and several of you asked if there was a way to make something similar with natural ingredients instead.

As it turns out, there is a very simple way to make a natural lip balm / gloss while still only using two ingredients. So, I’m sharing the tutorial today.

You so glossy!

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient lip balm

It’s really, really easy to make and the main ingredient is coconut oil. Here’s how to make your own natural lip balm…

Ingredients for Natural DIY Lip Balm

  • coconut oil (a small jar cost me $5 at the grocery store)
  • natural food-safe lipstick, like Bite

Container Options for DIY Lip Balm

There are several options for lip balm containers that are great for DIY beauty projects like this one. My favorite though, is a small screw top pill container from The Container Store that only cost $1.49! And if you buy more than  four, which I did, you get an additional discount. So they’re a great price.

BUT they also have well priced options here on Amazon that are really similar, so if you’re not near The Container Store locally or don’t want to order online, here’s a link to a bunch of Amazon lip pots that are comparable (and affordable too). There are even some colorful container options if you don’t like the clear ones.

How to Make Natural DIY Lip Balm

The instructions are pretty similar to the last homemade lip balm I made, with just a few tweaks….

Ingredients needed for DIY lip balm

Step 1: Add coconut oil to bowl.

Start by adding 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl.

Step 2: Add natural lipstick to the bowl.

Then add a small amount of natural lipstick to the bowl. I used a sample size all natural lipstick I got from Sephora.

Mixing natural ingredients to make a DIY lip balm (various colors)

Step 3: Microwave ingredients in 30 second intervals.

Next, microwave the two ingredients on high for 30 second intervals until melted (should take several intervals to fully melt), stirring in between intervals.

You want it to be smooth without any clumps, like the photo below. Photo above is still in process of melting.

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient lip balm

Step 4: Pour melted liquid into small containers.

Next, pour lip balm into screw top pots, let them cool down and harden again (for at least two hours).

Natural DIY Lip Balm

Giving DIY Lip Balm as a Gift

I love the idea of creating a lip balm palette too, as a gift. Wouldn’t that be cute?

If you want to make your own lip balm palette, you just need a plastic or glass container that has multiple compartments like mine, instead of the pill containers.

I bought the palette I used a long time ago and cannot for the life of me remember where I got it, BUT it’s a jewelry organizer similar to this one I found on Amazon. Hope that helps.

DIY lip balm (two ingredients and completely natural)

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient DIY lip balm in lots of colors.

How to make a (completely natural) two ingredient lip balm

How to Make Natural DIY Lip Balm (Only Two Ingredients)

A while back I made a two ingredient lip balm with Kool-Aid and petroleum jelly and several of you asked if there was a way to make something similar with natural ingredients instead.

As it turns out, there is a very simple way to make a natural lip balm or gloss while still only using two ingredients. So, I'm sharing the tutorial today.

It's really, really easy to make and the main ingredient is coconut oil. Here's how to make your own natural lip balm...

Ingredients

  • coconut oil a small jar cost me $5 at the grocery store
  • natural food-safe lipstick like Bite

Instructions

  • Start by adding 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to a small microwave safe bowl. Then add a small amount of natural lipstick to the bowl. I used a sample size all natural lipstick I got from Sephora.
  • Next, microwave on high for 30 second intervals until melted (should take several intervals to fully melt), stirring in between intervals. You want it to be smooth without any clumps, like the photo below. Photo above is still in process of melting.
  • Next, pour lip balm into screw top pots, let them cool down and harden again (for at least two hours).
  • I love the idea of creating a lip balm palette too, as a gift. If you want to make your own, you just need a plastic or glass container that has multiple compartments like mine. I bought the container I used a long time ago and cannot for the life of me remember where I got it, BUT it's a jewelry organizer similar to this one I found on Amazon. Hope that helps.
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Photography by Amelia Tatnall
Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

Think you’ll give this DIY lip balm a try? Would love to know your thoughts.

19 comments | Click here to reply

Wow, amazing how simple this is, I love it!
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Michelle

It really is super simple, Michelle. Glad you like it.

Brittni

This is so good! And love how healthy it is, definitely trying it!

Corina Nika

Thanks Corina. Let me know how it turns out. So easy!

Brittni

Pictures are beautiful – nice and fresh – full of light. This is a great idea (putting natural lipstick in) – I have never been able to wear lipstick – just doesn’t look right no matter what I do! But maybe putting a small amount into a balm like this would give a nice tint instead of full colour.

Gilly Maddison

Would definitely give it a try, Gilly, and see how it goes. So easy!

Brittni

How about using drops of food colour instead of natural lipstick?

Manjari J.

Hi Manjari. I haven’t tried that, so I’m not 100% sure it would work, but its worth a try. Let me know how it goes.
-Brittni

Brittni

Thank you for this amazing tip! I always fail at DIY projects, but this one could be a perfect start to improve myself at it.
Love your blog btw <3

Zita

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This looks amazing, however I would love to make a lip balm for my daughter who is 6. Do you think I could make a lip balm with coconut oil & kool aid?? Thanks

Tatiana

Hi Tatiana. Yep. I made a Kool Aid version a while back, with petroleum jelly, but you can easily switch that out for coconut oil. Here’s the link: http://www.papernstitchblog.com/2015/05/06/10-minute-diy-to-try-2-ingredient-lip-gloss-pots-for-mom/

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could you send me one of the lip glosses you made?

jiya

Wow this is actually nice

Teri

Loved the recipe . So light and pretty

Nikisha
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