10 DIY Lip Balms | DIY Formula

10 DIY Lip Balms

Making your own lip balm is affordable and easy. Once you buy a few basic ingredients like oils and wax, you’ll be able to make as many different variations of lip balm as you wish. Making your own DIY lip balm at home is exponentially cheaper than store-bought products, and you get to customize each of the ingredients to your liking. The 10 tutorials below will help you learn how to make your own lip balm that will cost less and will be more moisturizing than what you would find in a store.

1. DIY 5 Minute Lip Balm

If you’re brand new to making a homemade lip balm, this tutorial is great for a beginner. It doesn’t require a lot of materials, yet still introduces you to some of the basic ingredients that most homemade lip balms require. Since it only takes about 5 minutes, you’ll see quick results. In addition, this simple DIY lip balm with coconut oil recipe is easily customizable too, so just swap out the essential oil for your favorite scent. While the Vitamin E and coconut oil will keep your lips happy and moisturized.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 minutes
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2. DIY Baby Lips

If you’ve used and loved Baby Lips lip balm, you’re probably surprised to learn that it’s easy to make on your own. This 5 minute DIY lip balm tutorial offers some useful options for swapping things out with what you have at home. For example, you can learn how to make lip balm with crayons just by replacing a few ingredients. There’s plenty of room to experiment. Even though this formula offers fewer moisturizing compounds, it’s straightforward and effortless to customize. Try making different colors and switching it up!

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 minutes
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3. DIP Lip Balm With Vaseline

Using vaseline cuts out the need for other ingredients like wax or oil, so this tutorial only uses a whopping two ingredients total. Yes, you can learn how to make your own DIY lip balm with vaseline, no matter how odd that sounds. It’s great for those who want to swap their old lipstick colors quickly and don’t care as much about fussing over oils and scents. However, the only drawback is that this method can be a bit messy. Additionally, there are no added ingredients to make your gloss smell good. Still, this tutorial is so quick, cheap and easy that it’s definitely worth a try. It’s a very cheap DIY lip balm without beeswax.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 minutes
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4. DIY Flavored & Tinted Lip Balm

Shea butter is an ultra-moisturizing ingredient that will go a long way towards keeping your lips soft throughout the day. This tutorial uses other high-quality moisturizing compounds like sacha inchi oil and coconut oil. Some of these ingredients are a little more pricey or difficult to get your hands on. If it’s in your budget, though, this tutorial’s DIY lip balm with coconut oil looks divine.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 5 minutes
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5. DIY Beeswax Honey Chocolate Lip Balm

For a DIY lip balm with delicious-smelling results, try this tutorial. Not only does honey and chocolate smell and taste wonderful together, but they’re good for your lips too. Honey is nourishing and contains SPF, while cocoa powder is full of vitamins that are great for your skin. This tutorial will help you learn how to make lip balm with beeswax. The video dives right into the steps without going over ingredients first, so make sure to check out the list of materials you’ll need below!

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 30 minutes
Materials You Need:

  • Beeswax
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Vitamin E oil
  • Cocoa powder
  • Plastic lip balm pots

6. DIY Organic Lip Balm

Making your own beauty products allows you total control over what goes near or into your body. This tutorial takes advantage of that fact by using only organic, raw ingredients throughout the whole DIY lip balm recipe. The directions are clear, thorough and informative. There’s no pigment or scent in this natural lip balm, so the focus is really on moisture and shine. This DIY lip balm’s unique ingredient is Jamaican black castor oil, which adds an all-natural gloss.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 8 Minutes
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7. DIY Vanilla Creamsicle Lip Balm

This DIY lip balm has a fun peach tint and vanilla creamsicle scent. The tutorial is clear and well-paced and explains how to achieve your desired scent and color. If you want a peach color like in the video, you can use whatever bright peach or coral you already have at home. However, this lip balm recipe is easily customizable too. The tutorial also offers lots of options for using whatever you have at home, like orange flavor instead of essential oil, so that you can save on costs.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 8 Minutes
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8. DIY Vegan Lip Balm

If you’d like to make an ultra-moisturizing lip balm at home without using animal ingredients, this tutorial is a great place to start. This recipe leaves out animal-derived ingredients that are in many lip balms, like beeswax or honey. Instead, it uses avocado butter and sesame oil as carrier oils, both of which are beneficial for the lips and skin. This honey lip balm recipe tutorial is fun and easy to follow, with plenty of options for customization.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 Minutes
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9. DIY Cinnamon Lip Plumper

Not only can DIY lip balms be moisturizing, but they can also help plump your lips using all-natural ingredients. This one uses ground cinnamon, often used in lip plumpers you’ll see at the store. Like the vaseline lip balm above, this tutorial recycles ingredients that already do a lot of the work for you. It’s super quick and easy to make, too, using only a couple of ingredients. It doesn’t involve extra tint or scent, but you could always add those in if you prefer.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 5 Minutes
Materials You Need:

  • Cinnamon powder
  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Beeswax or an old chapstick
  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Plastic lip balm pots

10. DIY Natural Lip Balm

This easy natural balm is easy to make by simply melting 2 tablespoons of grated beeswax and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil as well as 2 teaspoons of sweet almond oil, but make sure it is the sweet, not the bitter version. After melting it all on a double boil just add your favorite essential oil and then put it all in an empty container, you can even reuse your favorite container. Then let it cool and that’s it! This balm can also be used for your face, hands, and cuticles. It is a natural way of hydrating your skin without the harm of chemicals found in store beauty products.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 20 Minutes
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Conclusion

The tutorials above are just an introduction to the many possibilities of making a DIY lip balm. They demonstrate how you can use a variety of different ingredients to achieve the same purpose: moisture, shine, cute colors, and yummy scents! Depending on what’s important to you, you should absolutely try customizing one or two of these lip balm recipes to make it your very own. For even smoother lips, make sure to check out these DIY lip scrubs as well. Let us know your thoughts in a comment below!