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DIY Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe

This DIY Beeswax Lip Balm recipe is simple, all-natural lip moisturizer you can make at home. Great for easy DIY homemade holiday gifts with pure beeswax! 

You’re a few simple ingredients away from amazingly soft and hydrated lips. Made with natural ingredients and no hard chemicals or flavor additives. Use this lip balm all winter, and believe me, your lips will thank you.

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As a beekeeper, I love caring for and growing my beehives. It’s a truly amazing hobby!  And there are so many sweet rewards that come out of it too: raw honey and beeswax that I can transform into amazing all-natural products. 

This Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm has gotten rave reviews from my family, friends, and co-workers.  Just a few simple ingredients transform into a great DIY gift or rainy day project to make with kids.

This Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm Is

  • Nourishing
  • All Natural
  • Firm (won’t melt in your pocket!)
  • Moisturizing
  • A fun DIY craft
  • A great homemade gift for family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers
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Last year we had a little “maker” fair at my work, and I sold jars of my honey, my beeswax hand salve, and little tins of this Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm.  All 3 were a huge hit – but I had people from across the company emailing me after and asking if they could buy more lip balm!

Easy Ways to Use Beeswax

If you have extra beeswax from a craft project, this all natural lip balm is the perfect way to use it up!  We always have pure beeswax in our fridge (keeps it cold) as beeswax is leftover from when we harvest honey from our beehives.

This recipe makes about 75 tubes, which is a lot, so it is sharable with family and friends. These tubes of homemade beeswax chap stick are great little gifts and stocking stuffers, or the perfect gift for your co-workers too.

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What Ingredients Do I Need For this Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

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This recipe also uses a kitchen scale for precise measurements of the beeswax, cocoa butter, and sunflower oil.  I have this Oxo kitchen scale which was well-worth the investment as I use it all the time for making and feed my sourdough starter 🙂

Where Does Beeswax Come From?

As a beekeeper, we have a lot of wax left over from when we harvest honey from the hives. Bees make the wax to create “cells”, which form that hexagonal honeycomb pattern. The cells can be used to lay eggs, raise brood, and keep honey that the bees store for the winter. The honey is stored in these hexagonal cells, and when the moisture has been cured out from the honey, the bees will cover the cells with a wax seal.  This is called capping. It preserves the honey for the winter, and keeps the moisture from ruining their honey stores.

When we harvest honey, we scrape the honey and wax from the frames.  Once the honey gets filtered into a separate bucket (which we then jar up and use to make amazing honey recipes!) we are left with the wax.  We melt the wax to remove any impurities, and then keep it to make great products like this!

Here is a frame full of honey, perfectly capped in beeswax:

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How Do You Make Lip Balm with Beeswax?

  1. Fill a medium sauce pan with water, place a large glass bowl on top, then bring the water to a gentle boil. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler if you have one.  Add the beeswax and cocoa butter to the glass bowl.  The steam from the boiling water will melt the wax and cocoa butter. It should take about 10 to 15 minutes for the wax to melt.
  2. Once melted, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Follow the instructions on your lip balm kit (if using) to fill the tubes, or fill tubes or tins with a tincture dropper. Allow the beeswax lip balm to cool completely in the tubes before moving.  Enjoy!
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Get The Ingredients For this Beeswax Balm Recipe:

As always, if you make this DIY Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me  @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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DIY Beeswax Lip Balm

Kelly Jensen
My Beeswax Lip Balm recipe is so easy and makes about 75 tubes of all-natural lip moisturizer. Great for easy DIY homemade holiday gifts or stocking stuffers!  A great DIY recipe with pure beeswax everyone will love.
5 from 7 votes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Crafts, DIY
Cuisine American
Servings 70 tubes

Equipment

  • Small Pot
  • Glass Bowl or double boiler
  • Lip Balm Kit with Tubes

Ingredients
  

  • 190 grams beeswax
  • 90 grams cocoa butter
  • 175 grams sunflower oil about 1 cup
  • 30 drops vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 40 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drop lanolin

Instructions
 

  • Fill a medium sauce pan with water, place a large glass bowl on top, then bring the water to a gentle boil. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler if you have one.  Add the beeswax and cocoa butter to the glass bowl.  The steam from the boiling water will melt the wax and cocoa butter. It should take about 10 to 15 minutes for the wax to melt.
  • Once melted, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
  • Follow the instructions on your lip balm kit (if using) to fill the tubes, or fill tubes or tins with a tincture dropper. Allow the beeswax lip balm to cool completely in the tubes before moving.  Enjoy!

Notes

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15 Comments

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  3. Anna Sullivan

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I did it first time 100% according to instructions tractions and it came our wonderful. Second time I replaced sunflower oil with equal amount os olive oil and the balm is much softer in texture and spreads much easier than the sun flower oil. My personal preference is the original recipe

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