DIY Homemade Honey Orange & Vanilla Lip Balm

Dry lips? Whip up a batch of this DIY lip balm flavored with honey, orange & vanilla to soften them right up! This is super easy to make and nourishes dry lips way better than store bought!

DIY lip balm

I’ve always been a huge fan of lip balm… I tend to have it in my purse, in my car, in the pocket of my jeans… I pretty much don’t leave home without it.

I learned a long time ago though that all lip balm is not created equal. In fact some seems to make matters worse. I love finding one I love that is full of nourishing ingredients that really moisturizes my lips not just gives them a waxy coating.

A couple of years ago my dear friend Holly made a knock off Burt’s Bees lip balm and it was pretty fantastic. I have a couple of go to brands that I buy, but I decided this winter it was high time to make my own. I love a great homemade beauty product so DIY lip balm was a no brainer!

So I started looking at different recipes and different combinations and came up with one that I knew I would love!

This combines the healing properties of beeswax, honey, and coconut oil. The effect is super moisturized lips and a lip balm that lasts hours after you put it on.

I made this recipe to go in tins, you could put it in sticks if you’d like. I just love the little sliding lid tins.

honey orange vanilla diy lip balm

Here’s what you’ll need for this DIY lip balm  –

2 Tbsp Beeswax 

1/2 tsp Honey (raw is best)

3 Tbsp Coconut Oil

15 Drops Each Orange & Vanilla Essential Oils (here is a list of my favorite places to buy affordable essential oils)

Lip balm containers- this recipe fills 6 of these little metal ones 

An eye dropper, or medicine syringe

This is super simple to make. First  you’ll need to melt your beeswax and coconut oil. You can do this in a double boiler but since beeswax is a serious pain in the butt to clean up. So I recommend using a clean jar or can that you can just pitch when you’re done.

Put your jar into a pan with about 2 inches of water and heat over medium until the oil and beeswax have melted.  I also like to use a skewer to stir or a plastic spoon… once again pitch them when you’re done.

lip balm

While it’s melting lay out your containers close by so they’re ready to go

Once you’re beeswax and oil are nicely melted remove it from the heat and add in your essential oils. Now it’s time to put it in your containers. I highly recommend using a medicine syringe, you can usually get them for free at your local pharmacy. If you don’t have one you can use a spoon to scoop it in, or an eye dropper… or if you’re really good you can pour it in.

diy honey orange vanilla lip balm

Once it’s nicely cooled it’s ready to use! Just rub your finger over the top and then across your lips! They’ll thank you!

Have you ever made your own DIY lip balm? What is your favorite combination? 

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30 Comments

  1. Vanilla and orange go so well together – like a creamsicle. I didn’t know that brand of essential oils but I love their packaging. Cassidy is the most hydrated human on earth and he gets such dry lips.

  2. I drink a ton, and always need my lip balm! I love Mountain Rose essential oils, they’re packaging is pretty isn’t it? They’re super high quality!

  3. Oops! I guess I forgot to put that in! You add the honey once the coconut oil and beeswax are completely melted! Thanks for asking!

  4. My lips become frequently dry. I tried lots of lip balms from market but nothing change permanently. I am going to make my own lip balm using honey, orange & vanilla etc. I hope this would be a great one for my dry lip.

  5. There is absolutely no such thing as vanilla essential oil so what exactly are you putting into that lip balm,?

  6. Not just for homemade lip balm honey is used for many health benefits. All over the world and in all cultures from thousands of years, honey has been used to heal and strengthen. The trend of using honey in cosmetic products is good as it is very good for the skin… great read thanks!

  7. It is very simple to clean double boiler when done making lip balm with beeswax. Just wipe with a paper towel then 1 more time, it’s clean. Now just finish by washing with dish soap but don’t even need to

  8. Melting in a Double Boiler is very easy to clean up. When your done filling containers,, take the pan you melted beeswax and oil, and wipe with a dry paper towel and clean up of pan is done

  9. Oh my goodness it was VERY simple to make! Thank you for such a fun, easy recipe for lip balm. Instead of vanilla, I used Serenity EO with orange, soooo yummy. The honey seemed to be the heaviest of everything and was the last to come out of the jar, did this happen to you as well?
    Thanks again for a wonderful balm recipe!

  10. Love this recipe! I am just starting out with crafting and have been frustrated trying to get recipes to turn out. This was so easy and fun. I love the scent combinations and can’t wait to try others. Thank you for making my first lip balm experience successful!

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