DIY or BUY-Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Imitation Burt's Bees Lip Balm

I’m loving finding products to re-do!  Seriously send me your suggestions!!  I’ve done THIS and THIS post on homemade versions of popular products already and am always on the search for more.  Today will be a pretty simple recipe.  I realize that not all of my readers want to go all mad-scientist and make creams and serums!  Plus, it’s nearing the gift giving season and lip balms are such a fun gift to give and oh so easy!  As my 4 year old just started saying, “Easy peazy, lemon squeezy”!

Burt’s Bees has been around as long as I can remember.  They were relevant before we knew we were using toxic beauty products!  I guess you could say they are at the forefront of this natural beauty movement!  The one big product I always remember is their plain ole lip balm.  Tried and true-peppermint beeswax lip balm is a must-have during the winter season.  Heck, I use it no matter what the season!

DIY Burt's Bees Lip Balm

>>Beeswax isn’t solely used to thicken up oils.  It is also beneficial for the skin!  It actually conditions the skin while creating a protective barrier.<<

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Ingredients:

cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherolrosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene.

Because beeswax is the first ingredient in the ingredient’s list, that usually means that it is what the product contains the most of.  This will make a pretty hard lip balm which works well when you put them in a lip balm tube like THIS. This recipe makes about 12 of the little tubes and about 4 of THESE tubes. (these are what is pictured)

beeswax diy lip balm

Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe:

2 heaping TBSP. Beeswax (find it HERE)

2 TBSP. Coconut Oil (find it HERE)

1 TBSP. Sunflower Seed Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Fill a medium post 1/2 way full with water.
  2. Place a glass measuring cup with a spout in the water.
  3. Turn the stove top to medium.
  4. Add beeswax, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil and heat until beeswax is completely melted.
  5. Remove from heat and add peppermint essential oil and vitamin E oil.
  6. Pour into lip balm tubes.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Enjoy!

Double boiler

Lip balms are very easy to make and the perfect starting point if you’re interested in DIY skin care.  It literally takes a few minutes and the ingredients will allow you to make tons of lip balm tubes!  Also, the ingredients are long lasting-a lip balm will last about 6 mos.!  No preservatives are needed and you don’t have to use the oils I suggest-you could use olive oil, rosehip seed oil, sweet almond oil, etc.  You could also use any essential oil you’d like!  Really the only rule is you gotta add beeswax to harden it up!  You can play with your beeswax to oil proportions as well.  When I put my lip balms in a tin I want them to be softer so I reduce the beeswax quite a bit.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get in the kitchen!  Get creative and take control of your beauty products.  A lip balm is the perfect place to start!  Not only is it simple, it’s fun!  Go HERE for more info. on DIY skin care and how to get started!  Oh, and if you’d rather buy your lip balms, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm can be found HERE.

xx, Jenni

P.S. Almost forgot the label-and it’s a cutie!  I used THESE Avery labels on the big lip balm tubes and I would use THESE on the small tubes.  You can upload this design to Avery and print from there!

DIY Burt's Bees Lip Balm Imitation


Burt's Bees Lip Balm DIY




  1. Melissa Paul
    November 25, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    I just made this with my three year old. So much fun and so easy. Great recipe!

  2. Tina Fosnot
    February 28, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Can the coconut and sunflower seed oils be substituted?

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