Lemon & Lime Lip Balm Recipe – How to Make Lip Balm

Are you wanting to learn how to make lip balm, the natural way?

These days you can never really trust what certain companies put into the products they make. With all the strong scents and chemicals, it’s always safer to go natural.

For my lemon and lime lip balm recipe, I use essential oils along with carrier oils.

Whenever you are making a homemade beauty product with essential oils, always always add at least one carrier oil into your recipe. Most essential oils you buy at the store or online are 100 percent pure. Adding that extra carrier oil will allow the recipe to mix and not burn your skin. Some examples of carrier oils are coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, shea butter, and much more.

Having that said, my lemon and lime lip balm recipe is one of my favorite lip balms.

Check out my Homemade Lavender & Orange Lotion Bars using similar ingredients!

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How to Make Lip Balm

I have been applying this on my lips for a week now and I can’t believe the difference from store bought lip balm to my natural recipe. My lips are oh so smooth and don’t crack and peel like they use to. The best part, the lemon and lime scent reminds me of a nice hot summer day at the pool.


The recipe below makes about 6-8 tall chapstick tubes. If you are wanting to make less for personal use then you can cut the recipe in half. At the bottom of this page, I have provided printable labels for your very own lip balms. I also included a printable recipe for easy access.

So whether it’s summer or winter where you live right now, this lip balm recipe will surely enhance your senses and soothe your skin.

Always remember to take precaution when making your own beauty products. See my medical disclaimer for details.

Now let’s dive in and show you how to make lip balm!

How to Make Lip Balm

I often get asked where the ingredients from this recipe can be purchased, so I have included links below to the products I fully recommend.


2 Tablespoons Unrefined Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Shea Butter

2 1/2 Tablespoons Beeswax Pellets

1/2 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil

12 Drops Lemon Essential Oil

12 Drops Lime Essential Oil

Lip Balm Tubes


In a double boiler, put in the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and almond oil. I simply like to use two sauce pans, one being bigger than the other. I see many people use a glass Pyrex measuring cup and a sauce pan. Both will work just fine.

How to Make Lip Balm

NOTE: It is easier to use beeswax pellets rather than a beeswax stick. It will melt faster. I prefer the pellets, but for this tutorial, I am using a beeswax stick because I had it sitting in my closet and needed to get rid of it. If you do have a stick then grate the beeswax before placing into the pot. For proper measuring, pack the grated beeswax down into your tablespoon.

Heat those ingredients until you get a liquid consistency. I like to have my stovetop at medium heat to quickly melt, but at the same time not burn the ingredients.

Once everything is melted add your 24 drops of essential oils. That being 12 drops of lemon essential oil and 12 drops of lime essential oil.

Mix everything that is in your double boiler.

How to Make Lip Balm

Now for the tricky part. Fill your lip balm tubes with a small kitchen funnel.

NOTE: I say tricky due to it being difficult to try and not over fill your plastic tubes. If your using the flat ones it will be a little easier, but the tall tubes are harder to fill. Either way, don’t become upset if you do happen to overfill. Me, I hate wasting product but I’m not perfect so I’ll just have to deal. I ended up wiping off the residue with a paper towel.

Let your lemon and lime lip balm dry. This takes about ten to fifteen minutes.

Apply the labels and you are all done!

Print Recipe Here

Below are the printable labels I have made for you. I created three different sizes depending on what kind of tube you are using. The first sheet is for the tall plastic tubes. The second is for the larger flat tubes and the third sheet is for the smaller flat tubes.  Those are the main sizes, so I decided to provide them all for you!

Simply fill out your information, confirm your email, and you will be on your way to downloading the lemon and lime label sheets.

I hope I was successful in showing you how to make lip balm the natural way.

If you have any questions please comment in the section below. I am happy to answer anything! No question is a dumb question. 🙂

Do you already know how to make lip balm? If so, what kinds have you made in the past?

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How to Make Lip Balm

2 thoughts on “Lemon & Lime Lip Balm Recipe – How to Make Lip Balm

  1. Lemon lime is the best combo! I used to make lip balm all the time when I was younger (I thought it was just the coolest thing in middle school), but I haven’t lately. I really need to again because you’re so right – so many products have icky chemical ingredients.

    1. I agree! Such a great combo. I hope this tutorial helped on how to make lip balm for you. Did you use the same ingredients as you did in middle school?

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