BeautySkin CareDesi Nuskhe: 10 DIY Lip Balms That Are Chemical & Preservatives Free

Desi Nuskhe: 10 DIY Lip Balms That Are Chemical & Preservatives Free

Even if you’re someone who only does the bare-minimum makeup daily, you would surely use lipstick as a part of your quick routine. But how many of you know what ingredients these lustrous lipsticks contain? Some harmful ingredients present in lipsticks like paraben, triclosan and sodium lauryl sulfate can cause severe allergies. Moreover, the continuous use of lipsticks makes the lips darker and drier. As if the dryness of summer wasn’t enough?

Everybody wants soft and luscious lips, and one of the best things you can do for your lips is to provide them with the nourishment they need. The skin on your lips is super sensitive, and it’s likely to fall victim to your lifestyle, the sun, and harsh weather conditions. It’s time you pay some attention to your pout if you’re suffering from dry, peeling, and chapped lips. And what’s better than using natural ingredients to hydrate and help them heal faster? Fancying a chocolate lip balm recipe or an aloe vera lip balm recipe? The list here will get you started on your journey towards making lip balms on your own. So, here is a list of 10 lip balms, with herbal lip balm recipes, which will get you started on how to make homemade lip balm.

10 Easy-To-Make DIY Lip Balms That Will Soothe & Comfort Your Lips

Follow these recipes to know how to make lip balm at home.

1. Ghee Lip Balm

The first thing our mom tells us to do when we complain of chapped lips is to apply ghee. Ghee has proven to be highly effective in healing and curing dry, chapped lips. Just apply a thin layer on your lips before you go to bed, and get soft, luscious lips! Here is the homemade lip balm with ghee.


  • 4 tablespoons of ghee
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey


  1. Place a pan on low heat on the stove and to it add 4 tablespoons of ghee
  2. When melted, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey. 
  3. When the mixture turns to a liquid, pour it into a small flat container and let it freeze for 3 – 4 hours. 
  4. When hardened, you can use it as a lip balm and store it in the freezer when not being used. 
  5. Your lips will thank you for the soft plumpness the ghee lip balm will leave it with.

2. Pomegranate Lip Balm

Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and coconut oil makes the lips supple as it is rich in healthy fats. Pomegranate lip balm can nourish and moisturise lips, as well as help, restore give a natural-looking pink colour. Here is the pomegranate lip balm recipe.


  • ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil


  1. Put the pomegranate seeds in a small bowl and press out the juice using a spoon or a pestle. 
  2. Add melted coconut oil to the juice, transfer to a small container and refrigerate.

3. Beetroot Lip Balm

Wondering how to make lip balm with beetroot? Here is the recipe. The pigments betanin and violaxanthin in the beetroot, help in the brightening of dark, pigmented lips and give the lips natural reddish-pink colour. Ghee has nourishing fatty acids that further act as a moisturiser. Curious about how to make beetroot lip balm at home? Here are the ingredients and the recipe for beetroot lip balm DIY.


  • ½ cup of grated beetroot
  • 1 tablespoon of ghee


  1. Strain the juice out of the grated beetroot with the help of a cheesecloth. 
  2. Mix the ghee with the beetroot juice and refrigerate.

4. Cinnamon & Cocoa Butter Lip Balm

Cinnamon is an antioxidant and acts as natural lip plumper as it causes a tingling effect on the lips after application. Cocoa butter hydrates and nourishes the skin and also tones down the tingling effect of cinnamon.


  • 2-3 drops of cinnamon oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter


  1. Mix cinnamon oil and cocoa butter well and refrigerate. 
  2. Use it as a regular lip balm.

5. Strawberry Lip Balm

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and act as a gentle exfoliator, especially in cold weather, where people tend to have chapped or cracked lips. Coconut oil replenishes the lips with healthy fats after exfoliation.


  • 1 fully ripe strawberry
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil


  1. Crush the strawberry into a smooth paste and add coconut oil to it. 
  2. Mix it well and refrigerate.

6. Raspberry & Lemon Lip Balm

This Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm was the perfect way to bring a little bit of spring into your home early. It’s a great all-natural product to add to your beauty bag that contains no artificial colouring or flavours. The following is the homemade lip balm with raspberry and lemon.


  • 2 teaspoons of raspberry gelatin mix
  • 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil
  • A spoon and a microwave-safe bowl


  1. Start by heating your solid coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
  2. Add the raspberry gelatin mix and blend the two ingredients.
  3. Place this in the microwave once again, and once the gelatin melts, the oil should have a deep raspberry colour to it.
  4. Add the lemon essential oil and mix it properly.
  5. Carefully pour the mixture into your lip balm container and place it in the refrigerator until it hardens.

7. Peppermint Oil Lip Balm

This lip balm recipe is very moisturizing and perfect to soothe dry, cracked lips. Plus, lip balm with essential oils has the additional benefit of healing and plumping. Here is the homemade lip balm recipe with peppermint. If you want to know how to make lip balm with beeswax, here is the recipe.


  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white beeswax pellets
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
  • 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil


  1. Heat the beeswax in a double boiler and add the coconut oil and sweet almond oil to it.
  2. Mix the ingredients well.
  3. Stir in the peppermint essential oil.
  4. Once the mixture cools down, pour it into tins or tubes and allow the lip balm to set.

8. Vanilla Orange Lip Balm

There’s no need to rush to the store to buy a lip moisturiser when you can whip up this vanilla lip balm recipe for homemade lip balm in minutes and with coconut oil, shea butter and orange essential oil. Here is the vanilla orange lip balm recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of grated beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons of shea butter
  • 6-8 drops of orange essential oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Add the oils, beeswax, and shea butter to a double boiler, and let the ingredients melt over medium heat.
  2. Stir the ingredients to combine them.
  3. Once you remove from the heat, add the essential oil and vanilla extract and stir again.
  4. Transfer slowly into empty lip balm jars or tins.

9. Honey, Lemon & Shea Butter Lip Balm

Honey-lemon homemade lip balm not only tastes yummy but also works to condition your lips and soothe them. If you love the idea of making your lip balm at home, follow this honey lip balm recipe. The following is the DIY lip balm without beeswax.


  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil


  1. Start by adding the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil to a pot and create a double boiler to heat the ingredients on your stove.
  2. Once they melt, whisk in raw honey and the essential oil into the mixture.
  3. After it cools down, transfer it into tubes or jars as per your preference.
  4. Once you have followed the instructions on how to make this shea butter lip balm recipe, apply it whenever you feel like your lips need some moisturising. It also works brilliantly for cold sores.

10. Vitamin E Lip Balm

Vitamin E has regenerative properties, thus it can heal chapped lips and make them supple. Green tea is a rich antioxidant and reduces redness and burning of chapped lips. Cocoa butter and coconut oil act as lubricants. For those who want to know how to make lip balm with Vitamin E capsules, here are the ingredients required for making homemade lip balm with coconut oil.


  • 3 Vitamin E capsules
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of grated cocoa butter
  • 1 tablespoon of green tea leaves (crushed)
  • 3 drops of essential oil (rose or lavender or vanilla) 


  1. On very low heat, melt the coconut oil in a small bowl and add green tea leaves to it and stir well. 
  2. Allow to steep and then strain the oil into a bowl through a cheesecloth. 
  3. Now melt the cocoa butter in a pan and add it to the strained coconut oil. 
  4. Add vitamin E oil (by puncturing the capsules) and the essential oil and stir well. 
  5. Keep the mix in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

How To Store Lip Balms Correctly?

Here are 2 easy-peasy ways to store lip balms:

  1. Keep them at room temperature and away from sunlight, especially direct sunlight. Like all makeup, the rule is applicable to lip balms too. Keeping them in the presence of sunlight tends to make them lose their original texture. The ingredients coagulate or tend to separate or lead to the lip balm drying up.
  2. Although a lot of women want to disagree, it is best to keep lip balms in the fridge. This will keep them at their original quality longer.

Key Takeaways

  1. Lip balms are devoid of the harmful chemicals that lipsticks contain. hence, they keep the sensitive skin of lips nourished and supple at all times. Besides, lip balms also protect lips from the sun and harsh weather conditions.
  2. There is a wide range of natural ingredients that you can use to make a chemical-free lip balm at home.
  3. To store your lip balm carefully, keep it at room temperature and away from the sun. It is also recommended that you keep it in the fridge, so you can use it for a longer period.

Making your lip balm is so easy and inexpensive. Plus, you know exactly what is going into it! That way you can control exactly what you want out of your lip balm and nothing more. These lip balms and products will not only help moisturise your lips, but you’ll also get the added satisfaction of them being completely safe for you. Follow these recipes on how to make natural lip balms and you are sorted!

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