Have you ever thought about making your own beauty products? Were you put off, thinking that it would be very difficult?

In today's blogpost I will share with you a really simple, two ingredients, Homemade Lip Balm Recipe, that is quick and easy to make. Additionally, the ingredients are usually easy to find, either in a supermarket or health food store.

You can take a great sense of pride for making your own beauty products, you know exactly what ingredients have gone into them and lip balms are a great place to start.


When you make your own natural skincare products, you get to choose the ingredients that are most suitable to your skin and what it needs, researching this can be great fun. You can avoid the preservatives and other chemical nasties that are regularly found in commercial products.

The skin of our lips is extremely thin and prone to dryness. It is constantly exposed to the sun, wind or cold depending on the time of year, making the lips highly susceptible to dehydration and cracking. Lip balm helps to protect, nourish, and moisturise, leaving you with soft supple lips.

In your homemade lip balm, you can choose the wax, the oils, and other optional extras according to your requirements and principles. By choosing natural ingredients it is much more eco-friendly and kinder to your skin and body.  The ingredients you choose sometimes can be locally produced, shopping local benefits your local community and reduces the carbon footprint of your product.

By using recycled containers for you DIY natural skincare projects (saved for you by family or friends), you will have less waste, therefore better for the environment.

You can also save a lot of money by making your own natural skincare products, even while using top quality ingredients.

So, if you like DIY projects, then keep reading as we learn more about the two ingredients used in this simple homemade lip balm recipe.


When we use a lip balm, we are expecting it to nourish, protect and if necessary, soften and heal the skin of our lips. This delicate skin does not produce sebum nor does it have the usual upper layer of epidermis, the stratum corneum that provides a protective function that prevents dehydration, so the choice of ingredients is important.

In today's recipe we will be using beeswax and olive oil, two ingredients that have a long history of use in natural skincare. 


Our first ingredient beeswax is a natural substance produced by honeybees and is commonly used skincare. It is known for its unique properties and numerous benefits for the skin. We know that the ancient Egyptians used beeswax in the production of cosmetics, balms, and ointments, they recognised the incredible properties that it has.

Beeswax is used in skincare for several reasons, as it offers various benefits for the skin:

Beeswax has emollient properties, which means it helps to lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated. It contains fatty acids that form a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing water loss and maintaining the skin's moisture balance. These emollient properties can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a more youthful complexion.
The protective barrier created by beeswax helps shield the skin from environmental pollutants, harsh weather conditions, and other external irritants.

Beeswax contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin. It can be beneficial for conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

Beeswax possesses natural antimicrobial properties, making it useful in protecting the skin from certain bacterial and viral infections.

Unlike some synthetic waxes and despite being an oil-based ingredient, beeswax is non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores, it lets the skin breathe. This makes it suitable for most skin types, including acne-prone skin.

Beeswax has a relatively high melting point, which allows it to remain solid at room temperature.  It is often used as a stabilizer in various skincare products, helping to maintain their consistency and extend their shelf life.

Beeswax is a natural ingredient derived from honeybees, making it a safer alternative to synthetic waxes and potentially harmful chemicals found in some skincare products.

Beeswax is commonly found in various skincare products; its versatility and beneficial properties make it a popular choice for those seeking natural and effective skincare solutions.


Olive oil, derived from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea), is a well-known natural oil with a long history of use in skincare. It is rich in various beneficial compounds, including vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids.

Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer due to its high content of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that helps lock in moisture and keep the skin hydrated, alleviating dry, flaky skin and maintaining skin elasticity.

Olive oil contains powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E and polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals and protect the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental pollutants and UV radiation. This can lead to a reduction in premature aging signs, such as wrinkles and fine lines. 

The presence of compounds like oleocanthal in olive oil contributes to its anti-inflammatory properties, making it helpful in soothing irritated or inflamed skin.

Despite being an oil, pure olive oil is considered non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores and is suitable for most skin types.



Two tablespoons of EV Olive Oil 
One tablespoon of Beeswax


  • Measure the ingredients into the container that you are using for a double boiler. (If you have never used or created a double boiler before check out this article.)
  • Gently heat until the wax is melted, stir well to combine.
  • Pour into your ready prepared jars.
  • Leave to set for a few hours, ideally overnight.
  • Once set, it is then ready to use.

Label and date your product or at least keep a record of the ingredients and the date it was made so that you know what it is and when it was made. This is particularly useful when trying new recipes as you may wish to change the recipe slightly, for example, in a very hot summer it might be beneficial to use a little more wax than in the above recipe.

While beeswax and olive oil both have many benefits for the skin, it is essential to consider individual skin sensitivities and perform a patch test before applying in a larger quantity. Using high quality pure products will ensure the best results and minimize the risk of adverse reactions.

I recommend making in small batches, more often, in quantities given in the above recipe.

Have you read MY NATURAL SKINCARE ROUTINE yet? In it you will learn how to make a Natural Facial Cleanser.

Thank you for reading my blog today, I hope you enjoyed it. 
Until the next time may your world be filled with love, peace and happiness.

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