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DIY Lip Balm

Lip Balm Recipe

Ditch those balms filled with chemicals, colors, stabilisers, thickeners, emulsifiers and preservatives and start treating your lips with this gloriously silky soft balm.
Course Skincare
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Kyrstie Barcak - A Fresh Legacy


  • 15 grams beeswax
  • 15 grams cocoa butter
  • 5 grams shea butter
  • 10 grams macadamia oil
  • 7 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 5 drops lime essential oil


  1. Fill a saucepan 1/3 full with water and set to a low simmer
  2. Add all of the ingredients except the essential oils to a mixing bowl that will sit on top of the saucepan without touching the water
  3. Gently heat and stir until the ingredients melt
  4. Do not allow the ingredients to reach a temperature over 70 degrees celcius
  5. Remove from the heat as soon as they have melted
  6. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
  7. Add the essential oils and stir (the mixture will be starting to thicken and harden)
  8. Pot into a steralised jar

Recipe Notes

Due to the beeswax content in this balm it tends to be a firmer consistency in the cooler weather. It will soften with the warmth of your fingers when applying if this is the case.