Easy Homemade Lip Balm How To

Curious how to make easy homemade lip balm? I show you how with a few simple, readily available products!

Easy homemade lip balm how to displayed in tin cans among rose petals.

When I was at Creativation this past winter (the craft and hobby annual trade show), I discovered a booth demonstrating making lip balms with a few simple products. The business, called Life of the Party, also sells products for making soaps and bath bombs (find links to my tutorials for those at the end of this post!).

Since I'm always thinking of small easy projects to give as gifts, I was excited to learn that they sell all the supplies at Michaels for making these flavored lip balms. The container of lip balm base makes A LOT! You'll be able to make extras to sneak them into birthday gifts, stocking stuffers or gift baskets! 

Let's Go!

Easy homemade lip balm supplies: metal tins, lip balm base, lip balm colorant, lip balm fragrance/flavoring.

Supplies For Easy Homemade Lip Balm:

  • Metal tins of any shape or size

  • Lip Balm Base (can be found at craft stores; mine was manufactured by Life of the Party)

  • Lip Balm Colorant (if desired)

  • Lip Balm Fragrance/flavoring

  • Microwave

  • Small glass microwave container and metal spoon

Instructions for Easy Homemade Lip Balm: 

1. Scoop out some of the lip balm base into a microwave-safe container with a spoon. Be sure not to heat up too much at a time (I used about four rounded tablespoons) since using too much at one time will result in uneven heating. 

2. Heat for 30 seconds in microwave. Carefully remove from microwave and stir. Continue to heat for 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted. 

3. Working quickly, add a small amount of fragrance (about 6-10 drops).

4. Add colorant if desired. Again, a small amount will do. I used about 1/2 teaspoon for my mixture.

5. Mix well and scoop into containers. The mixture will dry in about ten minutes! 

It's as easy as can be and you can experiment with your choices of types and amounts of fragrances and colors. You'll have plenty of supplies to experiment with so enjoy!


For a video demonstration, click the white triangle "play" button in the center of the image below.

Making easy soaps and bath bombs is a similar process so be sure and take a look at my Simple Soap Making post HERE or Sweet-Smelling Hand-Made Bath Bomb tutorial HERE

Finished homemade lip balms with pink colorant displayed among rose petals