Super easy coconut oil lip balm recipe

Making my own lip balm was the first DIY beauty product I ever attempted. Being a complete novice to homemade beauty products I chose something with a super short ingredients list - just three items!

Making your own products is a handy skill to have if you’ve committed to a zero waste lifestyle as all of the ingredients can be sourced from bulk stores.

Here’s my super easy zero waste coconut oil lip balm recipe.


1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp beeswax

1 tsp certified organic extra virgin olive oil

You can add a few drops of an essential oil of your choosing, such as peppermint, should you wish.


Combine the coconut oil, beeswax and olive oil together and heat in a double boiler over low heat. If you don’t have a double boiler you can simply place a smaller saucepan in a larger one like here.

Watch as the beeswax and oils melt together, stir occasionally.

Once completely melted mix well and pour straight into a small glass pot.

Let it cool before using or refrigerate to speed up the process.