Bite Me: How to Make a (Completely Natural) Two Ingredient Lip Balm

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

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 / 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…


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


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

How to make a (completely natural) lip balm with coconut oil.

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

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

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

Natural DIY Lip Balm

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.

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

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

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

Photography by Amelia Tatnall
Styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

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

16 comments | Click here to reply

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


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


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!


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!


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.


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


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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


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:


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