I am convinced that making your own beauty products is the only way to really control what substances you are using on your body. But as many of you I guess, I do not have time to make my own beauty products at home and prefer buying some from the shops… or so I thought. I have recently discovered that making your own wonderful lip balm is really easy!



For me, a great lip balm shall not only be nourishing but also long lasting + smell and taste good. So that’s what I tried to combine in this particular balm and it worked! It smells delicious, lasts long and makes my lips so soft.
So let’s start!


Supplies needed:


  • 3/4 table spoon beeswax beads => this is what will give your balm its consistency, you can put more for a harder balm and less to keep it more oily.
  • 1 table spoon shea butter
  • 1 table spoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 table spoon sweet almond oil (optional)
  • 1/2 table spoon vanilla flavouring or any flavour you like or not at all if you prefer keeping the natural flavour
  • 1 drop of tea tree essential oil (optional but nice for its antibacterial virtues – don’t put too much as it has a strong smell)
  • 6 drops of Ylang Ylang essential oil or any fragrance you like (lavender, geranium…)

As you can see many ingredients are optional and the list goes down to only 4!

I love using natural oils for body hydration, so I have some at home and brought coconut oil back from my trips to Thailand. But I did not have beeswax beads so I ordered from iHerbs, an online shop for organic products which ships free to Hong Kong. You even get a 10% discount on your first time order.

 You will also need some basic tools/containers:

  • A table spoon
  • A glass or ceramic bowl
  • Some small lip balm pots
  • A tea candle or burner

And for the final touch:

  • A punch hole with the shape of your choice – I choose a little sakura flower shape
  • Some thin masking tape
  • Blank stickers of your choice

DIY steps:

Step 1

Put your beeswax, shea butter, coconut and sweet almond oil, vanilla flavouring and essential oils into the bowl on your lit candle.

Step 2

Stir slowly with the spoon until all ingredients have melted and you get a clear mixture.

Watch closely so it doesn’t burn (it should gently melt but not boil) and be careful as the bowl will be hot.

Step 3

Transfer the mixture to your lip balm pots. Depending on your bowl’s shape you may need to use a jug or a funnel for this. You should have enough for 2 to 3 small pots.
And you are almost done.

Step 4 (optional)

Put some washi tape around the lid of your lip balm pot.

Use your punch hole on the sticker sheet to make your own customized sticker tag. I wrote “lip balm” but you can also put the name of the person you want to offer it as a gift.

I hope you enjoyed this beauty tutorial.
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    • Nivea lip butter looks nice but contains unfortunately many chemicals… One of the main ingredients is crystalline wax: a type of wax produced by de-oiling petrolatum, as part of the petroleum refining process. No very attracting in the end. Thanks for your comments, it gives me an idea for a future post!

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