Annie’s Winter Lip Balm Formula

Nothing takes years off our looks like smooth, soft lips. Since lips don’t have their own oil glands, keeping them moist and smooth can be quite a responsibility, especially in winter when chapping and cracking are often a problem.

That’s where this elegant naturally-protective and humectant formula comes in. It is deliciously creamy and easy to apply, with a delightful vanilla scent. Best of all, it will keep your lips beautifully moist all winter long. Here is the formula:

1 ounce apricot kernel oil or almond oil
1 ounce coconut oil
1/4 ounce beeswax
1 teaspoon honey
Vanilla natural flavoring oil, to taste

1. In a double boiler over medium heat, combine the oils and beeswax and heat until the beeswax has completely melted.

2. Remove the mixture from the stove and stir in the honey. Blend with a handheld mixer or whisk until the mixture is creamy.

3. Add a few drops of vanilla flavoring oil and stir to mix thoroughly.

4. Pour into small jars with screw tops and allow to cool.

The mixture will keep for 6 months. Apply to lips often as desired.

Makes about 1/4 cup of balm.

By Annie B. Bond


Honey D.
Honey D.2 years ago

Thanks! I recently started making my own lip balms with shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Here's the link if you're interested :)

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago


Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago


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paul m.3 years ago


Manuela C.
Manuela C.3 years ago


susan k.
susan k.3 years ago

IGreat recipe

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

sounds great

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.3 years ago

sounds great

Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara3 years ago

I've been looking for a lip balm! What great luck! Thanks.

Jennifer P.
Jennifer P.4 years ago

Sounds tasty. Can you reuse screw-based tubes? I have a plethora because I buy this stuff all the time, and go through it quickly. (the dryer monster quite often eats them whole.)

Hmm. one drop of clove oil? Tea tree and mint? orange and lemon?