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DIY Lip Recipes

Lip Recipes are actually a lot easier to do than you think.

In fact, you probably have all the ingredients you need to make at least one of these recipes.

Although there are more complicated recipes, I like these because I find that the fewer ingredients, the more often I am inclined to make them as opposed to purchasing lip balms.

Plus, a lot of the ingredients are easily used for a multitude of things so you don’t just need to use it to make your lippies.

Experiment and Be Creative!

You may find you like your custom lippies better than the store bought kind as you can really customize the tints, if you want a tint that is, and you can control what moisturizing ingredients go into the formula.

Before I get into the easy ways to make lippies, I will give you the breakdown for a more complicated formula that you can manipulate if you really want a really put together lip balm recipe. You can make a lot at once to last you also or for parties.

Basic Lip Balm Recipe:

  • 2 Tbs. Shea Butter
  • 2 Tbs. Beeswax
  • 2 Tbs. Any Oil of Your Choice – some good options include Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Olive Oil, or any other natural vegetable oil that you like.
  • 1-3 Drops Flavor Oil of your Choice – Cherry, Strawberry, and Grape are popular varieties! Try cinnamon essential oil for a stinging lip plumping effect (no more than 1-2 drops for the whole recipe!!) Otherwise, you can use spearmint for a cooling effect (again no more than 1-2 drops!)
  • Lip Balm Containers – Either Tubes, Tins or Jars work depending on your preference.
Now, if all of that seems like WAY too much work, then read on for the easier lip recipes!

The first thing you need to decide when making an easy lip balm recipe is what you want to use for your base.

Some of my favorites include coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, and olive oil for lip glosses and balms. The harder oils/butters such as shea butter, kokum butter, and coconut oil can work well for balms, though coconut will melt quickly in the heat and may be better suited as a gloss in the summertime, depending on the climate. Any liquid vegetable oil will work for a gloss.

If I want a tint, I pick one from extra eye shadow pigments that I have sitting around. I have made red, coral, pink and beige. For beige, I use face powder or bronzer or a mix of the two, depending on the tint I want. For red, I usually use some old blush, but depending on the colors you have lying around, you may not be able to get the exact red you want. I had some old goth shadow that was blood red sitting around so I use that, but whatever you have on hand is fine!

If you get it from a hard pan compact eye shadow, you have to take a butter knife to chip off some of the shadow onto a plate. Then you use the outside of a spoon to smash up the shadow into small pieces. If you have loose shadow already, you can use that or if you have a mortar and pestle sitting around, that may be more convenient than using a spoon to crush up the pigment.

After your shadow is crushed, pour your chosen oil/butter into an old lip gloss container (you may want to wash beforehand to avoid bacteria!)  or otherwise an old lip balm jar. If you use a jar, you will have to apply the gloss with a brush so it’s up to you! Otherwise, you can purchase lip containers for gloss and balm very cheaply on Ebay or other websites online.

Once your container is 3/4 full with oil/butter, add in the pigment and shake until evenly distributed. You will only need about 1/8 teaspoon for one lip gloss.  This really is my lazy way of doing things, but there is a more orderly way.

If you prefer, you can mix 1/8 cup of oil with a fair amount of pigment in a separate bowl and keep adding pigment until you get the desired color that you want. Then, when you’re finished, you can pore a small amount into your container and keep the rest in a tupperware until you are ready to use or refill your tube.

You can customize your lip recipe by adding a flavor oil (you can find these online or at craft stores such as Michaels – if in the USA). You can add essential oils such as cinnamon for plumping effects or spearmint for cooling effects as desired also.

Other really SUPER easy ways to make a lip balm/gloss are by mixing petroleum jelly (Vaseline) / petroleum jelly natural alternative – like this one – with pigment. I have also applied Egyptian  Magic Cream to my lips when they are especially dry just by itself and it works really well as a nighttime treatment, although the smell may be off-putting to some.

 Other DIY Lip Recipes: 

  • Honey Sugar Lip Scrub – Mix 1 Tbs of Honey and 1 Tbs. of Brown Sugar together and apply to lips in circular motions, massaging lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Rinse and apply a lip treatment.
  • Healthy Lip Stain – Soak 1 Cooked Beet or 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds In Very Small Amount of HOT water for up to 30 minutes, or until the small amount of water takes on a dark color. You can put the liquid into a container or simply use a lip brush to apply directly to lips. You can also mix Kool-Aid Fruit Punch with a Small Amount of Water, then apply directly to lips. Make sure lips are moisturized before applying.
  • Sea Salt Olive Oil Lip Scrub – Mix 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt with 1 Tbs. Olive Oil. Apply to lips in circular motions, massaging lips for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Rinse and apply a lip treatment.

Do you like DIY Recipes?

What DIY Lip Recipes Have You Tried & Loved?

Let me know in the comments below!

Also, Feel Free to Request DIY Recipes for Anything of Interest in the Comments As Well!

I will do my best to make it happen!

Hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday!

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My Current Lip Favorites!

Sorry for the crappy cell phone picture!

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

This is by far one of my favorite tinted lip balms! It has a really smooth texture that just glides right on, but it doesn’t have that gross oily feeling. It just feels moisturizing. Hibiscus is a really natural pinkish nude color, it just makes your lips look really healthy with a little bit of color. I am really pale with neutral skin tone so it may look different on someone with a darker or lighter skin tone than me, but moisturizing qualities will be the same.  

Price: $6.99

Would I Buy Again? 

Definitely would! I love this lip balm. It’s both nourishing and pretty. Plus, it looks natural and I can wear it any time, anywhere. Love it! I definitely recommend this one!


Check it out – Here!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

This lip cream is really pretty! It’s a really bright coral pink color that goes on matte, but without being drying. It is actually really creamy. Since I am pretty pale, this color looks REALLY bright on me, but someone lighter than me may feel its even brighter or someone darker may feel it isn’t bright enough on their complexion. It is a lovely color; very pretty for Spring and Summer!

Price: $5

Would I Buy Again? 

I actually didn’t buy this. I got it in a MyGlam bag. This is something I would’ve never tried on my own, but I am glad I got to try! It is very pretty and great for Spring! I definitely recommend this for people who like vibrant colors.


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Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Dawn

The Just Bitten Lip Stains are really lovely. It’s dual-ended; one end is a plain lip balm and the other is the actual colored lip stain. You use the balm first to moisturize your lips and fill in any cracks so that your lips are very smooth when you apply the stain. Then you apply the lip stain over. Having the balm is really awesome because the stain is just a deep color without any moisturizing properties so if you have dry lips, this can still be moisturizing if you use the balm before applying the stain. The color I have, Dawn, is a really pretty coral color (sensing a theme? 🙂 ), but it’s not overwhelmingly bright or vibrant. It’s a very natural color. It looks like a nude beige type coral though because it doesn’t have any of the vibrancy that the NYX lip cream has. It’s very classic looking and very natural if the lip cream seems to bright for your tastes.

Price: $8.99

Would I Buy Again? 

Maybe. I really like the line of colors available in this product as they all look natural and pretty, but I don’t know if it’s worth it to me at $8.99. I like that they include a lip balm, but I am not sold on it yet. Maybe after more experimenting!


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UpstateHerbWorks Citrus Lip Serum 

This is a lip serum I found on Etsy. It really isn’t for wear during the day, though I suppose you could if you wanted to. I wear it at night as part of my skincare regimen to keep my lips moisturized and healthy looking. This serum has no color to it; it is essentially just a mix of natural vegetable oils that help to moisturize your lips and keep them healthy looking. I really like it and I feel it has helped to keep my lips moisturized and healthy. It’s really affordable at only $9 and made with natural vegetable oils so I really love that.

Price: $9

Would I Buy Again? 

I think I definitely would buy  this again! The high quality oils are very nourishing and help my lips stay moisturized and not get chapped. Love it! I definitely recommend this lip serum as a good alternative to the more expensive lip treatments for those who get really chapped lips.


Check it out – Here!

What are your favorite lip balms, glosses, etc.?

Recommendations welcome!

I am not a huge fan of lipsticks as I am nervous about bold colors, but I am trying to be more lip-outgoing, if you will, so please let me know your most-loved colors!

I would love to try reader favorites!

That’s all for now!

Stay Beautiful


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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.