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Lemon and Ginger Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Lemon & Ginger Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

July 20, 2014

DIY Lemon and Ginger Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe with a Hint of Sheer Bronze Shimmer

Give your lip some love with this natural homemade lip balm recipe! It’s lightly scented with natural lemongrass and ginger essential oils and contains an optional bronze mica for just a hint of sheer shimmer.

DIY Lemon and Ginger Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe with a Hint of Sheer Bronze Shimmer

Lemon & Ginger Natural Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


.45 oz. jojoba oil (natural or clear)
.45 oz. refined/deodorized cocoa butter
.3 oz. white cosmetic beeswax
.3 oz. carnauba wax
.3 oz. castor oil
.25 oz. refined 76° melt point coconut oil
.5 oz. refined/deodorized shea butter
.45 oz. sweet almond oil
1 Teaspoon lip safe bronze mica powder
18 drops lemongrass essential oil
12 drops ginger essential oil
10 drops non-GMO vitamin E oil

You’ll also need:

Lip balm tubes with lids
Small glass Pyrex measuring cup
Graduated plastic transfer pipettes
Digital scale
Fork or other utensil for stirring
Tablespoon measuring spoon
Small glass or plastic beaker


Begin by weighing out the beeswax and carnauba wax into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at 50% power in the microwave or in a double boiler – you can place the measuring cup in a pot of water on top of a canning ring in a pinch – until the waxes are melted about 2/3 of the way through.

Next measure out the cocoa butter and add to the waxes. Continue melting. Once these have melted completely, weigh out and add the coconut oil and shea butter and continue heating until these are melted.

Remove from heat source and weigh out the jojoba, castor and sweet almond oils and stir in the previously melted ingredients.

Using a new plastic transfer pipette for each essential oil, add the ginger and lemongrass essential oils and stir.

Now measure out the bronze mica powder and mix and whisk with a fork until fully incorporated. (For bold rather than sheer color increase the amount until you reach desired color. It will look darker in the tube than on your lips!) If the mixture has started to cool reheat slightly. If you prefer a completely natural homemade lip balm recipe, omit the bronze mica entirely or substitute with a natural colorant of your choice such as beet root powder.

Transfer half the melted lip balm into a small beaker and then pour into lip balm tubes. Repeat with the second half of the lip balm. (I use the small beakers as they are so much easier to control and the transfer pipettes will melt if your lip balm base is too hot or if it’s too cool the lip balm will harden in the tubes very quickly.)

Once the lip balms have cooled completely and hardened, cap then label as desired.

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This recipe yields approximately 20-21 lip balms.


  • Bobbie H

    July 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    what could you use in place of carnuba wax? thanks

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      July 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      You can try doubling the amount of carnauba with beeswax but the end product won’t be the same as beeswax is a much stickier wax while carnauba is a smooth, glossy wax.

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