Homemade DIY Lipstick and Lip Balm

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Jun 18, 2020

If you’ve ever thought about the ingredients in your lipstick and wondered if there was a way to make your lip routine more simple and natural, then DIY lipstick might be right up your alley. Making your own lipstick or lip balm doesn’t have to be a big undertaking. There are plenty of quick and simple lip recipes out there that utilize ingredients you probably already have laying around the house. 

The type of DIY lipstick you make is up to you and your tastes. Depending on whether you are going for great color, gloss, or even just a lip balm that smells absolutely yummy, there are plenty of recipes to try or kits that contain every ingredient and recipe you need to get started.

Tasty Lip Balm Kits Supply You With Everything You Need

One of our favorites comes from our very own Blogger Society member Cari on her blog Everything Pretty. She makes the most mouth-watering sounding DIY Lemon Meringue Essential Oil lip balm with her Simply Earth Essential Oil Starter Box. Cari’s kit comes will all the ingredients needed to make this delicious sounding balm:

coconut oil                                                                           
almond oil
Frankincense essential oil
Lemon essential oil 

Candy, Crayons, and Fruits Make Fun and Simply Ravishing Shades

Some of our favorite beauty YouTubers have thought outside the box and created DIY lipsticks with candy, fruits, crayons and eyeshadow. If you are like many of us, you probably have shades of eyeshadow you never wear because the color just doesn’t work. Alejandra Styles puts her unused eyeshadows to work as new lipstick shades in her DIY lipstick tutorial.

And YouTuber SaraBeautyCorner offers up an incredibly unique DIY lipstick tutorial using all kinds of colorful candies like gummy worms, jelly beans, and lolly pops. Her shades of cotton candy and rainbow lipstick are something out of a story book. 

Going All-Natural and Organic

For those of us most concerned about keeping it natural, but still getting great color and lip-feel out of our DIY homemade lipsticks, the Simple Life Mom blog has a great recipe that uses sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, and beeswax for the texture. Use natural ingredients like cinnamon, turmeric, and beet root powder to play around with different shades. She also adds a dash of peppermint or lavender oil for a nice fragrance. 

What do you think of these DIY lipstick recipes? Have you tried any?

Tell us about your experience making lipstick at home!

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missyc166 by missyc166 | Saint Marys, GA
Oct 05, 2020

Having Amazon a finger tip away to order empty lipstick tubes and little empty tub containers my DIY lipstick has gotten a whole lot easier! Get a bunch for really cheap!!! I bought my daughter a kids lip gloss kit which was fun but most definitely gonna try the DIY candy lipstick next. My 11yr old daughter just loves DIY projects. Keeping her hands and mind busy during this pandemic is great plus we all get in on the creativity too! 

JesSy8409 by JesSy8409 | unsubscribe, CA
Sep 11, 2020

Though this sounds like fun, it also sounds like a big fat mess to clean up. Maybe if I started doing it on the back porch closer to winter so the lipstick can harden. #OutsideMyComfortZone #DIYLipstick

Tymberlynn by Tymberlynn | UPPR CHICHSTR, PA
Aug 26, 2020

I love this. Ive actually bought my daughter one of the little lips balm making kits. Unfortunately the kit wasn't well made. I'm definitely doing this with her :)

Ktibby214 by Ktibby214 | ALTAMONTE SPG, FL
Jun 28, 2020

This is great advice! Seems easy enough. Something I'd consider trying!

RebeccaE by RebeccaE | Miami, FL
Jun 23, 2020

I have never made my own lipstick but it looks like something I should give a try. I have always been intersted in making my own lipstick and it seems like my wish has just came true. It looks like an easy way to make home made lipstick

rkieda by rkieda | LUDINGTON, MI
Jun 22, 2020

I have never done this but it would be fun to do with my 15 yr old daughter and friends.

brandynicole79 by brandynicole79 | FORT WORTH, TX
Jun 20, 2020

What a great idea!!! I especially love the idea of making my own lip balms. I always feel better knowing the exact ingredients in the products I’m using. 

cknittel1 by cknittel1 | NAZARETH, PA
Jun 19, 2020

Have never made lipstick at home but these photos are making me want to try!! 

vijayendra by vijayendra | Anahola, HI
Jun 18, 2020

Wow! Nice article. I will try soon.

nicewoman by nicewoman | Dunmore, PA
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Katypugz by Katypugz | Marlton, NJ
Jun 18, 2020

I will be trying it but have not in the past 

ima_lil_galaxy by ima_lil_galaxy | Lyndhurst, OH
Jun 18, 2020

I would definitely try this, but not sure the cost to make it "cute" would be worth it and I'd likely just mostly appreciate the opportunity to recycle empty vials. 

Jun 18, 2020

Ive mixed vaseline & an eyeshadow before for lipstick. 

nickelet11 by nickelet11 | ROSWELL, GA
Jun 18, 2020

I've never tried before. Not sure it's something I'd invest time and money into....