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Fruit Lip Balm Recipe

Suzanne is a qualified beautician with experience as a freelance makeup artist.

Fruit Lip Balm

Making a fruit flavor lip balm is easy,cost effective and more beneficial than store bought lip balm.

Making a fruit flavor lip balm is easy,cost effective and more beneficial than store bought lip balm.

Lip Balms ~

Lip Balms are incredibly easy and cheap to make once you have the core ingredients.

The smallest amount makes up quite a few containers which will keep you well stocked in lip balm or you have the ideal gift for your friends, family and for party favors.

Citrus flavors are ones that work particularly well combined with other flavors but other popular fruits include strawberry, coconut, watermelon, cherry, tropical fruits, raspberry, banana, apple, and apricot.

The beauty with making your own lip balm is you know exactly what is going into them and you can mix and match the flavors as you wish.

Mix & Match Fruits

all varieties of fruit may be used in fruit lip balm recipes.

all varieties of fruit may be used in fruit lip balm recipes.

Safe Ingredients for Lip Balms

Prevent Dry Lips ~

Lip balms are something we all need including children who can suffer with dry chapped lips frequently.

Be it the cold weather in the winter or the hot humid days of summer weather has a direct impact on our skin, including the delicate lips.

Being able to make your kids their own personalized lip balm is something they can get involved with under your supervision.

The balms do not have strong coloring( if any) but the combination of ingredients such as Shea butter, olive oil and beeswax ooze health, goodness, protection, and moisture.

Essential basic ingredients for you and your little ones who are particularly prone to licking their lips which only makes their lips drier.

Use Lip Balm Sparingly

a little goes a long way so use lip balm wisely.

a little goes a long way so use lip balm wisely.

Great ideas for flavors you could use

Organic Ingredients ~

Whenever possible, using organic ingredients is highly preferable but not essential if on a strict budget as they do tend to cost a little extra.

With organic you are guaranteed the very purest and most beneficial form of ingredient.

Whether it is for a homemade skin care product or a citrus lip gloss recipe, a layered lip gloss or even a candy flavored lip gloss choose your raw ingredients wisely from reputable sources.

Organic ingredients means your homemade cosmetics are free of pesticides, toxins, synthetic fragrance and other harmful chemicals often found in store bought beauty products.

Lip Scrub ~

If you do not use a lip scrub, start! I cannot stress enough how beneficial this is to our lips. Check out Lip Scrub Recipe to Recondition Dry Lips for an easy recipe using lip friendly ingredients plus lots of valuable information to keep your lips moist and lush.

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Lip scrubs are important to incorporate into your weekly skin care routine. By gently exfoliating our lips we remove the dead skin cells which accumulate daily and leave the lips feeling dry, rough and sluggish in appearance. Lip balms, lip gloss and lipstick will look and feel so much better by giving the lips a quick rejuvenating beauty treatment. Quick and Easy Beauty Tips will give you more useful simple ways to keep the lips in perfect condition and some simple tricks I have learnt.

Excellent Homemade Lip Balms

For all Your Lip Balm Ingredients

Mandarin Oranges

mandarin and orange essential oils are popular ingredients in lip balms.

mandarin and orange essential oils are popular ingredients in lip balms.

Mandarin & Nutmeg Luscious Lip Balm ~


Makes approximately 1.5 oz of lip balm

1 tbsp Mango Butter (Shea Butter if you prefer)

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Beeswax or Beeswax Pastilles

2 tbsp Sunflower Oil

15 drops Mandarin Essential Oil

5 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil

2 drops Vitamin E Oil (optional)

You Will Need:

Glass Pyrex Jug or Bowl

Double Boiler

Lip Balm Containers (recycle small containers or buy the lip balm tubes (fills 10 approx) or 3-6 tins or containers holding ¼ oz or ½ oz quantities.

Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


  • Boil water in the bottom saucepan of the double boiler.
  • Cut the Beeswax roughly. Add beeswax, oils and butter into the glass jug and place in the top of the double boiler.
  • Allow to melt gently.
  • When fully melted, remove from stove and add the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir and allow to cool slightly before pouring into the containers. Have labels ready to stick on them.
  • Cool completely before adding the lids on and that’s it!
  • A warm and tangy fruit flavour that is sure to be a hit!
  • Jazz up the containers with labels, ribbons, stickers or any decorative feature you want.

Fruit & Veg Market

be inspired and go shopping in the fruit and vegetable markets for your homemade skin care and cosmetic ingredients.

be inspired and go shopping in the fruit and vegetable markets for your homemade skin care and cosmetic ingredients.

The Perfect DIY Lip Balm Container by Jamie Brock

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    Learn how to make this super cute bling covered contact lens case with this easy, step by step tutorial. I have also included some clever ideas for alternate uses for your new sparkly case.

Benefits of Lip Balm Ingredients ~


One of the most effective skin care ingredients. Beeswax locks in moisture, is extremely nourishing, softening, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory and provides a lasting barrier against the elements (it is not a sunscreen). It is particularly effective in the treatment of chapped lips and skin irritations.

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains high levels of essential fatty acids and antioxidants which work to keep the lips well moisturized and helps repair damaged skin. It helps soothe skin conditions and restores skin elasticity.

Mango Butter

Mango butter is another hugely beneficial ingredient for skin care and lip balms which promotes healthy rejuvenated skin. It heals sunburn, skin irritations, inflammations and skin rashes. It treats dry skin, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles and may be used as a shaving cream, in the same way as olive oil can.

Olive Oil

One of the giants in terms of skin benefits, never mind its health benefits and 101 unusual uses. In lip balms it is a natural moisturizer, skin healer, skin softener, exfoliant and prevents premature ageing of the skin. Olive oil helps to leave the skin silky smooth and may be used alone as a night-time moisturizing treatment before bed.

Sunflower Oil

This is another hugely beneficial skin ingredient. Rich in anti-oxidants and beta-carotene it helps protect the skin and lips from the harsh elements. As it is so high in beta-carotene, caution should be taken for anyone with a known allergy to this fat soluble compound and do not use before seeking medical advice. Sunflower Oil has anti-ageing properties, is healing oil and helps soothe irritated skin.

Mandarin Essential Oil

This sweet citrus essential oil is a favorite of both adults and children. The dominant flavor here, it may be used to treat acne, dull skin, wrinkles, scars, oily skin and spots.

Nutmeg Essential Oil

This is warm spicy aromatic oil commonly used in potpourri and incense sticks that is a perfect partner with mandarin. It has many benefits to the health and is widely used in cosmetics, soap manufacturing, cooking and as flavoring. Uses include stimulating brain activity, mental fatigue and stress.

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @Suzie HQ

© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

Fruit Lip Balm Recipe Comments

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on April 08, 2013:

Hi Stella See,

Welcome and thank you so much! This and other lip balms are not difficult or time consuming if you can fit in less than an hour. You will make quite a few too so have your back up supplies or gifts on hand when needed. Appreciate so much your interest and comments.

StellaSee from California on April 08, 2013:

This sounds like such a nice idea for a party favor or a stocking stuffer. Now all I need is finding time to make it! Thanks for sharing Suzie :)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 15, 2013:

Hi Careermommy,

Many thanks for your lovely comments, so appreciated! Have fun making your own and check out my other lip gloss ones for more ideas if you feel like experimenting. Cheers!!

Tirralan Watkins from Los Angeles, CA on March 15, 2013:

Suzie HQ, this is such an awesome hub. I would love to make my own lip balm, and will give this one a try. Thank you for giving so much detail and thought to this hub.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 06, 2013:

Hi 666601,

many thanks for votes and glad you stopped by and left this comment! Hope to see you again soon!

titi6601 on March 05, 2013:

Great info. I voted up! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 03, 2013:

Hi Mary,

Delighted you enjoyed this one! Yes, Shea butter is great for stretch marks as cocoa butter is and both are so useful in homemade cosmetics. Appreciate your votes so much, you are a star!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 03, 2013:

Hi Glimmer Twin Fan,

I know, the orange and nutmeg combination does sound wonderful and definitely smoothing for our lips. It is still cold here though at least during the day we are having some sunny days. Thanks so much for pinning this and for commenting, your support is so appreciated!

Mary Craig from New York on March 03, 2013:

At this time of year, here in the cold weather, nothing beats a good lip balm. As usual, you do not disappoint. Going back many years, my doctor recommended shea butter to help get rid of stretch marks!

Voted up, useful, and totally awesome.

Claudia Porter on March 03, 2013:

That orange and nutmeg lip balm sounds wonderful. My lips feel smoother just thinking about making one of these. Pinning.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 01, 2013:

Hi Natasha,

Hope you give the balm a try again! This is great for chapped lips and the sugar scrub does wonders for keeping the lips well moisturized and smooth. Another great essential for keeping chapped lips away! Many thanks for pinning, greatly appreciated!

Natasha from Hawaii on March 01, 2013:

I used to make lip balm all the time when I was younger. My lips are really chapped right now and I have all the basic ingredients I'd need for lip balm, if I can just remember where I put my nice beeswax. Hmmm....


Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 27, 2013:

Hi unknown spy,

I loved this container when i came upon it! Hope you get to make some lippy yourself, gloss is cool to do too and easy! Appreciate your support as always!

Life Under Construction from Neverland on February 26, 2013:

i really love the lip balm bottle (1st photo)..looks really fresh and sweet smelling. I used lipbalm as a subsitute for lispsticks (we don't know the level of mercury present on that stick)

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 26, 2013:

Hi ytsenoh,

Lovely to see you again! Great to hear you love and agree with Shea butter. Mango butter was new to me before but it is wonderful for the skin. Hope you give making lip balm a go you will love it I'm sure! many thanks again!!

Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on February 26, 2013:

Another great hub of an idea. I love all the ingredients you list and include. I think Shea and Mango Butters are very essential elements for your skin. I've used Shea for over 15 years and swear by it. I really like the idea how you can create your own lip balm. Very nice. Thanks!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 26, 2013:

Hi livingsta,

Many thanks for taking a look here and so glad you found interesting. Hope you give it a try sometime! Appreciate your votes and sharing very much!!

livingsta from United Kingdom on February 26, 2013:

This is a very interesting hub loaded with useful information. Thank you for this!

Voted up and sharing!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 26, 2013:

Hi Riviera Rose,

This is ideal if you are a lip balm fan! Lip balms and lip gloss are one of the easiest and cheapest makeup products to make. They are also much more effective than store bought. I really hope you give this a try as it becomes so addictive trying different flavors and coloring. Thanks so much for visiting and for the interest!!

Riviera Rose from South of France on February 26, 2013:

I use lip balm all the time but it's never occurred to me that I could make it myself! Great info - thanks!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 2013:

Hi Vinaya,

Many thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your commenting and hopefully your mum will enjoy adding this to her collection of lip balm recipes. Cheers for your support!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 2013:

Hi viking305,

Many thanks for having a read here. Hope you get the urge to give it a go sometime! many thanks for all your sharing and votes, very much appreciated, cheers!!

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on February 25, 2013:

Suzie, my mother has many lip balm recipe, but I don't know if she knows this recipe. I will have to share this information with her.

Thank you for sharing your expertise.


L M Reid from Ireland on February 25, 2013:

Wow what a very useful article. I might give this recipe for lip balm a try.

Shared on Twitter and Google+. Voted up

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 2013:

Hi Daisy,

Many thanks for your visit here. Great hearing about the soap you make and this lip balm is so easy but tons better than the branded ones if you get a chance to try it.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on February 25, 2013:

Hi Carol,

I am excited for you receiving all your goodies to start making lotions & potions for the skin! Do give the lip balm or lip gloss a try with any ingredients spare as they only use a small quantity. Did you do a hub on your lotion bars? I must see and if you haven't you should! Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm and support, votes and pin!!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on February 25, 2013:


Thanks for providing these easy-to-make recipes. I've been making my own soap for many years. Making lip balm looks like a fun craft project.

carol stanley from Arizona on February 25, 2013:

I always look forward to your beauty recipes and save them in a file. I just purchased ingredients to make soap and facial moisturizer...I bought some melt and pour plus other oils, essential oils, butters etc. Our lotion bar came out pretty good. Can't wait till the next one here. Pinning and votes up+++

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