How to Make Your Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm

Written by Aisha Zakari

Zakari Aisha Saliu is a passionate cook who loves to travel and meet new people. Her exposure to places and people is her strength in learning new recipes. She is a diverse and passionate writer on topics related to personal development, humanity, relationships, entrepreneurial skills, and life in general.

January 7, 2022

Want to say goodbye to dry and chapped lips and say hello to soft and luscious lips? Want to do something fun and easy? You’re in the right place because, in this article, I’m about to put you through how to make vanilla lip balm.

Follow these steps to make your moisturizing homemade lip balm, be sure to gift it to friends and loved ones.

But first…

What is a Lip Balm?

A lip balm is a substance that is added to the lips to moisturize and relieve chaps and dryness. A lip balm is generally made from a base mostly coconut oil or beeswax, vitamin E capsules for moisturizing effect, flavour and colour. Just like that, you have a go-to for soft and luscious lips!

All you need are:

  1. Small containers or tubes
  2. Glass bowl to mix
  3. A stirrer or a spoon
  4. Essential oils (coconut, almond, etc)

Now enough said, let’s get right to how to make vanilla lip balm.

How to Make Vanilla Lip Balm

Ingredients You Need to Make Vanilla Lip Balm

  1. 2tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2tbsp castor oil
  3. 2tsp beeswax (crushed)
  4. 2tbsp shea butter
  5. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  6. Orange oil


  1. On medium heat, bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Insert a glass bowl into this pot. Make sure it doesn’t tilt and fall, you can hold the glass bowl with a tong. It’d only for a minute.
  3. Add in crushed beeswax and solidified shea butter. Allow to melt completely for at least 20-30 seconds.
  4. Add in castor oil and 8 drops of orange oil. Give this a mix using a stirrer or a spoon.
  5. Add in vanilla extract for fragrance and stir again.
  6. Allow to cool down before transferring to a container or a tube.

Note: Ensure the container or tube is clean before transferring so as to avoid contamination of any sort.

How do You Store Vanilla Lip Balm?

Store in a cool dry place, this helps in solidifying it. You can also refrigerate it for an hour or two to speed the solidification process but after that, do not refrigerate as this could lose its form and potentials.

FAQs about Vanilla Lip Balm

Q: What can I use instead of orange oil?

A: Shea butter is a good recipe for homemade lips balm. You can also substitute shea butter for coconut oil if you have it in store.

Q: I don’t have beeswax, what do I use?

A: Relax! You can go ahead and make your homemade lip balm without having to use beeswax. Beeswax is like a solidifier so you can go ahead to use coconut oil, shea butter or castor oil as a base. You can get your authentic beeswax online.

Q: Can I use a container instead of a tube?

A: As I said above, you can use a container or you use a tube lying around in the house. This is used as storage and anything you have available can be used. Make sure it has a cover so as to prevent contamination such as dust and dirt.

Q: How long will my homemade orange-vanilla lip balm last?

A: Your homemade lip balm should last up to 2-3 months depending on the quantity you make and on your daily usage.

Q: Does lip balm lighten my lips?

A: Homemade lip balm does not lighten lips but helps in moisturizing. If you want a lighter lip, you could use lemon or lemon oil. Lemon has been proven to be effective in lightening the lips and of course, the skin.

Another option is to scrub your lips at least once. Follow this link to make your own lip scrub:

Q: How long does it take to solidify?

A: This should take at least 15 minutes to harden in the container or of course, tube.


So, what do you think about how to make vanilla lip balm? Tell me if it works for you. Check out how to make your amazing lavender lip balm.

If you liked how to make the homemade lavender recipe, you can also check out how to make your amazing lip scrub in 5 minutes.

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