• 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter
  • Optional: a few drops of essential oil for fragrance (e.g., peppermint, lavender)


  1. Prepare Your Work Area:
    • Clean and sanitize your work surface and utensils.
  2. Measure Ingredients:
    • Measure out the beeswax pellets, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  3. Double Boiler Method:
    • In a heatproof bowl or the top part of a double boiler, combine the beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  4. Melt Ingredients:
    • Gently melt the ingredients over low to medium heat. Stir occasionally until everything is fully melted and well combined.
  5. Optional Essential Oils:
    • If you’re using essential oils for fragrance, add a few drops to the mixture and stir well.
  6. Pour into Containers:
    • Carefully pour the melted mixture into lip balm containers or small jars. Be cautious as the mixture will be hot.
  7. Cool and Set:
    • Allow the lip balm to cool and solidify. This can take a couple of hours.
  8. Label and Store:
    • Once the lip balm has completely set, label your containers with the date and flavor (if you added essential oils).
    • Store your lip balm in a cool, dry place.

This basic recipe is customizable, and you can adjust the ratios based on your preferences. Beeswax provides a natural barrier to help retain moisture, coconut oil adds a smooth and silky texture, and shea butter offers additional moisturizing benefits. Feel free to experiment with different oils and scents to create your perfect lip balm!