Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe

A complete novice when it comes to making homemade beauty products? This easy coconut oil lip balm recipe has just three ingredients!

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 or comes in glass packaging. 

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

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. 

Coconut Oil Lip Balm Recipe


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.

Want more zero waste beauty products? 

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