DIY Natural Lip Gloss | 3 Ingredients, No Junk

DIY natural lip gloss

All natural lip gloss has become one of my FAVOURITE things as of late.  Esepcially in the winter.  And especially on my 3 year old boys who are licking their chapped lips all the time.

That's why I start making my own DIY natural lip gloss.  I was already using an all natural, certified organic brand, but making my own turned out to be a fraction of the cost, and I could go a little bit nuts with scents and shimmer.

Plain, strawberry-flavoured lip balm for the kids.  Brown-tinted shimmery mocha lip balm for mommy.

Why Make Your Own DIY Natural Lip Gloss?

Making your own DIY natural lip gloss has a ton of benefits.

  • you make make a LOT of lip gloss for little cost,
  • you can avoid all the synthetic chemical nasties that come in your typical off-the-shelf brands,
  • you can customize your natural lip gloss to your heart's content (I love my mocha madness, brown-tinted lip gloss!),
  • and you can easily make a ton of all natural gifts for friends and family.

My first batch of natural lip gloss yieled nearly 20 tube fulls of strawberry-lemon-vanilla lip gloss using only 2 tablespoons each of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax.

I was SUPER happy with the finished result and have been giving these away to friends and family.  And, of course, stashing a few away for myself.

So let's get into the details of how to DIY your own natural lip gloss.  You can literally do this in about 20 minutes with 3 ingredients, a Pyrex measuring cup, and a microwave (and some lip gloss containers, of course).


  • 1 part coconut oil (2 tbsp)
  • 1 part shea butter (2 tbsp)
  • 1 part beeswax (2tbsp)
  • optional: essential oils to preference (10-20 drops)


  • double boiler or a large pyrex measuring cup
  • heat resistant pipette
  • small cosmetic jars or empty lip balm tubes for finished product



  1. Heat coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax in a double boiler or in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave, stirring occasionally until melted.
  2. Add essential oils.
  3. Using a heat-resistant pipette, fill empty lip balm tubes or pour into small lip balm jars (small aluminum cosmetic jars work super well).
  4. Allow your lip balm to cool and solidify before capping and labelling.

My Fave Variations on This Recipe

  • Add some peppermint essential oil for a cooling, tingling lip balm.  It's kind of super awesome.  
  • Add some cocoa powder (mix with a few drops of olive oil before adding to your heated oils) for a chocolate treat.
  • Get a pinkish tinge by adding some strawberry powder.
  • Add a bit of zinc oxide to add some UV protection to your lip balm.

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