My Favorite All-Natural Homemade Lip Balm

This week I had my first ever essential oils party at my home. I know I keep saying over and over again, but the more I learn about the power of essential oils to heal and purify the body, the more amazed I am by them. Whether you use essential oils for skincare, sleep issues, stress, or illness, these little bottles are truly nature’s best medicines. The more I read and learn, the more baffled I am that this is considered “alternative” when synthetic items that parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, proplene glycol and who knows what other toxins are in the products that people are using daily are considered the norm. Something about that just does not seem right.

So let me step off my soapbox now and get back to the essential oil lip balms. Recently I shared the night cream that I have been using and loving, which is made with oils and a base of a coconut oil. (Though if you are not sure about using coconut oil, there are other choices such as shea butter and jojoba oil.) I wanted to share something similar with guests, so I decided to make everyone in attendance a homemade lip balm to take home with them. It is my way of  thanking them for attending the demonstration, and also as away to let them begin using essential oils. This little lip balm can be thrown in a purse or put on a nightstand, and it is super easy to make!

All natural (easy to make) homemade lip balmHomemade Lip Balm Using Essential Oils

½ cup Shea Butter
1 teaspoon Honey
½ teaspoon Olive Oil
½ teaspoon Thieves
½ teaspoon Lemon
½ teaspoon Lavender
20 drops of either Thieves, Lemon or Lavender

Homemade essential oil lip balm

For the lips I started with a base of organic shea butter, and then added a few of my favorite things. Shea butter is often used as a base in lip and skin care. It has a waxy consistency that is perfect for applying to the skin.  In addition to using essential oils, honey is a great addition for its fabulous antiseptic properties.

– Place the shea butter in a bowl. Flatten it out using a spatula.

– Slowly add the olive oil. Stir well with a spatula or spoon, then flatten out.

– Do the same with the honey.

– Add in the ½ teaspoon of Thieves, Lemon, and Lavender evenly over the mixture.

– Stir well with a spatula or spoon. (I prefer a spatula.)

– Once all the ingredients are well-mixed, spoon them into lip balm pots.

– Just before closing the lid, put one drop of oil on top of the balm. This mixture makes about 20 small pots of lip balm, hence the 20 drops listed in the ingredients. This is the first scent that will be enjoyed when he post is opened again. Since we are heading into fall (believe it or not), I added Thieves to this batch of lip balms for its incredible scent and properties. If it were April, I probably would have used Lemon or maybe even Citrus instead. People who are big fans of lavender scent might also choose to add that one, but for me the smell of lavender is not as appealing as Thieves.

This lip balm has gotten rave reviews so far! Let me know if you decide to make it. I would love to get your reviews too!

Lavender, Lemon & Thieves Essential Oil Lip Balm

By the way, if you have been interested in trying essential oils for yourself, or if you are curious how they can help you and your family, consider this your chance to get started with Young Living essential oils. If you have a condition of any sort, and you are curious whether essential oils can help, shoot me an email at I would be happy to help!

Please note that I am not a dermatologist or other type of doctor, nor to I play one on this blog. While I (and thousands of others) think essential oils are fabulous, they have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.

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  1. I love this! I am definitely trying this!! Cool idea.

  2. i make some of my own beauty products too. haven’t tried a lip balm- i may do one this weekend

  3. Pinning! My 1st set of oils come this week!

  4. I got to try it first hand this morning, LOVE IT! For some reason the photo isn’t showing up though…

    Also, where did you get your Shea butter? You always know the best sources.

  5. This is a great gift idea for those that came to your event!

  6. My sisters and I have been talking more and more about essential oils. I use them all the time for aroma therapy effects but using in conjunction with other things I am just learning more about!

  7. I’m going to have to try this!

  8. I never thought of making my own lip balm before! I might have to try this. I love that it’s all natural. Where did you get the little pots you used to store the lip balm?

  9. I’ve been trying to do more homemade things. Thanks for sharing this!

  10. How neat!! I didn’t realize it was so easy to make lip balm. I would love to make some for myself too.

  11. Angela S says:

    I never thought to make my own lip balm. I love that this is all natural!

  12. Great idea! I’ve never thought of mixing those ingredients together to make homemade lip balm. Thanks for the inspirations!

  13. I make some of my beauty stuff. I have thought of making some sort of lip balm and I may have to try this.

  14. Thanks for sharing the instructions! I’ve always wanted to try making my own lip balm so I might just give this a shot!

  15. Am definitely trying this. I’m so tired of expensive, chemical-filled products. Thanks for sharing!

  16. When I saw lavender as an ingredient I automatically knew it was something for me to try.

  17. Sounds wonderful. I’ve been hearing a lot about the benefits of Thieves oil. I definitely need to try it!

  18. What a really nice idea! I so need to get on board with essential oils.

  19. Absolutely going to try this – my lips are always so dry and I’m very picky about scents. Thank you!

  20. I actually saw another home made lip balm just recently and it was done almost the same way. I like being able to make my own products because I know exactly what’s in there.

  21. I always find that natural lip balms help my lips more than anything I can buy at the store.

  22. Now you have me totally curious about the smell of Thieves!!!

  23. This lip balm sounds like it would smell really good. I’m going to try making it one day. I also going to give Thieves oil a try. It sounds great.

  24. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own lip balm, thanks for sharing. I am new to the world of essential oils and fascinated by everything that I am learning.

  25. I’ve been meaning to try and make my own. I think your method sounds easy enough to follow and should smell great.

  26. I think the thieves is a fabulous idea!! But I’d be afraid of the lemon. It is photosensitive, so if you put it on then you shouldn’t go in the sun for 12 hours

  27. This is awesome, I will need to try this. I am all about all natural lip balms and I love essential oils

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