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DIY for homemade Lip Balm

Making your own lip balm is actually easier than it seems! Just buy a few ingredients and trust their natural properties to say goodbye to dry lips, all at a low cost! Here’s a recipe for a moisturizing lip balm that’s completely homemade and quickly prepared!


  • ½ tablespoon of almond oil (or other oil)
  • 2 tablespoons of beeswax flakes
  • 7 drops of vitamin E oil (grapefruit seed extract)
  • 15 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops of rosemary essential oil

Cautionary note

Please read this information carefully !


  1. Clean, sterilize your container(s).
  2. Melt the oil and wax in a double boiler.
  3. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the essential oils and the extract, stir the preparation with a spatula until it gets homogeneous.
  5. Gently pour the liquid into the chosen container before it solidifies again!
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for a while before using your lip balm.


The preparation can be kept for several months as long as the container is resealable!