Monday, 26 May 2014

Beeswax and Coconut Lip Balm (home made)

One of the beautiful by products of honey is


When you extract the honey you have all of this glorious, sweet smelling, luscious beeswax.

I have experimented with beeswax lip balm, hand cream and face scrub.
Here is my preferred beeswax lip balm.

Moisturising for your lips, non greasy, light and lovely. 

Measure your ingredients; I finely chopped the beeswax but you can also grate it.
Add the coconut oil, vitamin E and lanolin cream
(you can use pure lanolin oil instead.)

Add your essential oils after the oils have been heated.

  • Beeswax Lip Balm Recipe
25 grams pure beeswax
40 grams coconut oil
4 capsules of Vitamin E
1 heaped teaspoon of Lanolin cream
6 drops lemon myrtle essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil

Place beeswax, coconut oil, the vitamin E oil that has been squeezed out of the capsules (pierce capsules with a pin first) and the lanolin into the small saucepan.
Place on top of a larger saucepan with boiling water and stir until dissolved, approx 3 -5 minutes.
Remove from heat and add essential oils, to achieve your desired fragrance.
Let cool, then test before bottling.
Buon appetitio, Enjoy, Merryn.


  1. My sister in law used to make a lip balm with a lovely lemongrass scent! We really liked the smell of it!

    1. What a great idea Lorraine, lemongrass scent would be delightful. I will try that next time :D

  2. How great to make your own lip balm - I like it.

    1. Thanks Cakelaw, it is so good to be creative, in any which way we can :D

  3. Just made a lip balm tonight using beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter. Next time ill use a scent. I love making home made health and beauty products. Bees wax is so versatile.

    1. How is it with shea butter Sanaa? I plan on buying some shea butter to incorporate into body moisturisers, but have not tried it with shea butter. The essential oils added are gorgeous :D