5-Minute DIY Tinted Lip Balm Kids Can Make

Today we are making our own homemade lip balm recipe to make dry lips feel better. Kids can help make this easy DIY chapstick and it works as a lovely handmade gift too! With just 4 ingredients, you can whip up a batch of DIY lip balm in just a few minutes.

Image shows the final result of our lip balm recipe - three pots of lip balm on a table with candy. Text reads "DIY tinted lip balm"
Let’s make our own fun DIY tinted lip balms!

Easy Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Today I’m sharing my favorite tinted DIY lip balm recipe with my favorite essential oils. It’s a fun project that takes no more than 5 minutes to make! The finished tinted lip balm gives your lips a little color and keeps them soft and hydrated.

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Supplies Needed To Make DIY Tinted Lip Balm

*We used a little bit of coconut oil and grapeseed oil in this easy recipe, but you can definitely use sunflower oil, mango butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil, depending on the texture you want.

pink lip balm in a circle container surrounded by sprinkles. Recipe to make a homemade lip balm
You won’t believe how easy this recipe is!

Directions to Make Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

If you have a double boiler you will need that as well. If not, you can do what I do which is to use a small saucepan and a glass bowl in low heat.

Step 1

Heat water in your saucepan – you don’t want it to start boiling, so just watch it so it doesn’t pour over.

Safety: Obviously, this step will need supervision when working with kids.

Step 2

Put the beeswax, coconut oil and grapeseed oil in the glass bowl and sit it right on top of the sauce pan.

Step 3

For color, grab a tube of lipstick and shave off a tiny amount with a butter knife. The amount you want depends on the color you want. I had a very bright pink shade and so I used very little.

Step 4

Melt all of it together and once you turn the heat off, add in four drops of the essential oils you want to use. I used Lavender because I just love the scent and its antioxidant properties. If you would like the smell stronger then use more oils, I prefer it to be really subtle.

Image of 3 Tinted lip balms in chapstick containers, these ones are pink.
Imagine all the color combinations you can make with this recipe!

Step 5

Let it cool and you’re all done!

DIY Natural Lip Balm Notes & Variations

  • This makes about 12 pods.
  • If you like the traditional chapstick tubes better, those work well also.
  • For a softer lip balm, you can add vitamin e oil – only a small amount will be enough.

The great thing about making your own products is that you know exactly what’s in them.

With a natural lip balm, you don’t have to worry about all the questionable ingredients and allergens like store-bought lip balms (turns out a lot of them have soy in them.) And as someone who is sensitive and has a lot of allergies and prefers trying a natural product, this is one of the most perfect DIY recipes we can make.

5-Minute DIY Tinted Lip Balm

5-Minute DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Make great smelling lip palm that is sure to leave your lips soft! It is made with all natural ingredients so you don't have to worry about harmful ingredients!

Materials

  • A small lip balm container
  • 2 tbsp of  Beeswax
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Grapeseed Oil
  • Lipstick
  • 4 drops of Essential Oils

Instructions

  1. Heat water in your saucepan - you don't want it to start boiling, so just watch it so it doesn't pour over.
  2. Put the beeswax, coconut oil and grapeseed oil in the glass bowl and sit it right on top of the sauce pan.
  3. For color, grab a tube of lipstick and shave off a tiny amount with a butter knife. The amount you want depends on the color you want. I had a very bright pink shade and so I used very little.
  4. Melt all of it together and once you turn the heat off, add in four drops of the essential oils you want to use. I used Lavender because I just love the scent. If you would like the smell stronger then use more oils, I prefer it to be really subtle.
  5. Let it cool and you're all done!

Notes

If you have a double broiler you will need that as well. If not, you can do what I do which is to use a small sauce pan and a glass bowl.

This makes about 12 pods. If you like the traditional chapstick tubes better, those work well also.

Our Experience Making DIY Lip Balm

I love making homemade beauty products! There are so many fun things you can make that area all-natural, easy and cost way less than they do in the store.

You’ll have so much fun the first time that you’ll want to make more to give away as a Christmas gift to friends.

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Did you like our 5-minute DIY tinted lip balm recipe? Which color did you make and which essential oils did you choose?