7 Vegan Recipes of Homemade Lip Balms Without Beeswax

DIY lip balm without beeswax

Lip balm is probably the number one item in my care routine. I carry at least one everywhere.

Because I constantly lose it, I make many lip balms and always keep one literally in every pocket of all my pants, jeans, blazers and in every purse. And in the kitchen. And in my nightstand. And in my car. And….well, you get the picture lol.

Many people have been asking how to make lip balm without beeswax. Some people are sensitive to beeswax and propolis in it. Some people also find beeswax drying for their lips.

Also if you are looking into making vegan lip balm, then you would also want to avoid using beeswax.

That is why I am including a recipe of diy lip balm without beeswax.

Homemade Lip Balms Without Beeswax

Usually beeswax is a solidifying component of a lip balm. Because you are not going to use it in your product, you would have to use more solidifying butters like shea butter and coconut butter (people usually use these types of butters. Learn more about different types of butters in the post HERE.

Formula For Making A Lip Balm

If you browsed through my blog, you would notice that I like providing my readers with basic/core recipe. I call it a recipe formula. By understanding what goes into a simple, basic care item, you can then play with ingredients by adding whatever you want and whatever you need.

So, let’s work on a basic recipe with few ingredients.

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Beeswax Substitutes (Vegan)

Candelilla wax

Soy wax

Olive based wax

Carnauba wax

Universal Recipe For Making Any Lip Balm

Ingredients

  • 2 parts of solid butter (shea, mango, coconut etc)
  • 1 part of vegan wax (see above)
  • 1/2 part of liquid oil (jojoba, seasame seed, grapeseed, almond etc)
  • 1-3 drops of your favourite essential oil

That is it. These are all the ingredients that you need to make simple but very effective, nourishing and moisturizing lip balm.

Let’s head over to what to do with those ingredients to make homemade lip balm.

  • Melt butters and wax in a water bath
  • Ones butters and wax melt, add oil and other additives.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Let mixture solidify.
  • That is it. You got yourself a healthy homemade lip balm without beeswax.

Tips On How To Make Lip Balm from Personal Experience (how too’s and tools)

  • If you are planning to prepare or already preparing lots of DIY products with butters, wax and other ingredients that you have to melt – I STRONGLY recommend buying this special water bath. I finally gave up and bought it from Amazon and it is so much easier and more convenient to use. Otherwise, use old perfect water bath: small pot goes into bigger pot 🙂 Works just as well.
  • Wax and butter mixture cools off and solidifies very fast in given recipes. You can do two things to make your work easier
    • a) Use less wax (but then your end product will less solid, which is, actually fine.
    • b) Reduce burner heat to the very minimum and have your mixture warming up in a double boiler (water bath). So it is always liquid and ready to pour
  • It is the easiest to work with tiny containers. It is easy to pour your liquid (you will see it in my video for recipe #4)
  • It is much harder to work with lip balm tubes. You will see me using a syringe to fill out the tubes (I just had one at home). So you will need to get creative while working with tubes.
    • The best and the easiest way would be to use these syringes. However, remember, all your wax and butters will solidify inside and you will have to spend some time cleaning them. I recommend cleaning your syringes under hot water.
    • I DO NOT recommend using disposable dropping pipettes. I tried it and it did not work. So I do not see the point of wasting your money.

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7 Recipes of DIY Lip Balms Without Beeswax

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1. Lip Balm With Shea Butter

I love using shea butter for lip balms. I really like the texture. Some people do not like the smell, but I do not really mind it.

You can actually use shea butter by itself as a lip balm. Just apply it to your lips and that’s it. However, if you want real lip balm and other ingredients in it, you would love this recipe.

I offer you to use calendula oil in this recipe (you can either buy it or make it yourself). Calendula oil has healing and moisturizing properties, that are perfect for chopped lips.

Ingredients

Method

(method will be always the same; but I will post it under each recipe so you do not have to scroll)

  • Melt butters and wax in a water bath
  • Ones butters and wax melt, add oil and other additives.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Let mixture solidify.
  • That is it. You got yourself a healthy homemade lip balm without beeswax.

2. Honey Lip Balm

Ingredients

  • 2 parts of Candelilla wax
  • 1 part of coconut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 3 drops of mint essential mint oil

Method

  • Melt butters and wax in a water bath
  • Ones butters and wax melt, add oil and other additives.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Let mixture solidify.
  • That is it. You got yourself a healthy homemade lip balm without beeswax.

3. Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe

Ingredients

Method

  • Melt butters and wax in a water bath
  • Ones butters and wax melt, add oil and other additives.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Let mixture solidify.
  • That is it. You got yourself a healthy homemade lip balm without beeswax.

4. Beetroot powder lip balm (tint)

This is a lip balm without beeswax but with benefits lol. Beetroot powder will give your balm nice reddish colour turning a simple lip balm into tinted balm.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter (In the video I use mango butter or coconut butter/oil)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan wax (I used candelilla wax in my balm)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil (or any other liquid oil)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoon of beet root powder (the amount depends on how dark you want your tint to be)
  • 3-5 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
  • 3-5 drops of essential oil (optional)

Method

  • Melt butter and wax in a water bath
  • Add oil, Vitamin E (if you are using it), beet root powder and essential oils. Keep stirring until you get very well mixed liquid.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Set aside to let mixture to solidify

5. Vanilla Coconut Oil Lip Balm

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoons of butter (I recommend to use mango butter because of it yummy smell, but you can use any butter you want. Or you can use 1 table spoon of 2 different butters)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan wax
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops of mandarin or orange essential oil (totally optional)

Method

Nothing new. You prepare any lip balm the same way.

  • Melt butter and wax in a water bath
  • Add oil, vanilla extract and essential oil (if you are using it). Keep stirring until you get very well mixed liquid.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Set aside to let mixture to solidify

6. Super Healing Lip Balm With Mugwort And Calendula Oils

This is by far the most healing balm in the whole collection. It contains 2 oils that are infused with Mugwort and Calendula (you can click on links and read about healing and moisturizing properties of both).

You can make your own infused oils. I will not go into details on how to do this in this post. You could read this information by following the links: Mugwort and Calendula.

You can also purchase calendula oil and mugwort tincture (you will see links in the recipe). You can also substitute mugwort tincture with mugwort essential oil

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter (any butter, that I mentioned abovoe)
  • 2 tablespoon of vegan wax (IT YOU ARE USING MUGWORT TINCTURE)

OR

OR

Method

  • In a water bath melt butter/s and wax.
  • Add calendula oil, mugwort tincture (or mugwort essential oil). Stir everything well.
  • Pour into tube or containers.
  • Let solidify

7. Peppermint Lip Balm With Mango Butter

This balm contains minimum ingredients. I love it for its refreshing minty smell and feeling.

Ingredients

  • 1 table spoon of mango butter
  • 1/2 table spoon of vegan wax
  • 1 teaspoon of any oil
  • 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil

Method:

  • Melt butters and wax in a water bath
  • Ones butters and wax melt, add oil and other additives.
  • Stir well.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into lip balm tubes or any other containers you would like to use
  • Let mixture solidify.

How Long You Can Keep Your Homemade Lip Balm

I probably should say that you can keep your lip balm for a year or so. However, to be honest, I still find my lip balms that I made……ta-dam…..almost 4 years ago (in old jackets, for example). And they is nothing wrong with them. I use them and have no reactions or anything like that.

So, to answer the question – you can keep your DIY lip balm for a very long time lol. For at least a year for sure.

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In order to provide your lips with the best care, you will need to use a scrub. Not just any scrub, but “very-gentle-safe-for-lips-scrub”. Please, read THIS POST to learn how to do that and how to make gentle lip scrubs at home.

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