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  1. Kellee

    Could you omit the beeswax from recipe 1 and 2 or would it not set it/harden? Just thinking for a vegan, I *think* they don’t like using beeswax?

    • Jamie

      Don’t know about omitting, but to make vegan friendly you should be able to substitute Candilla wax for a vegan friendly version. I’ve heard some people use it in place just because it doesn’t melt as easily in heat

  2. Kelly

    Could those lipsticks be from Savannah Bee Company? They look like them, maybe the blackberry and tupelo.

  3. Crystal

    Just for clairification: in the first recipe you site honey twice. Once to heat and once to whisk in as its cooling. I am confused.

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  5. Annie

    Hi Crunchy Betty- love your website! Do you have a source you love for purchasing lip balm tins?
    Thank you!

  6. paige

    Im alergic to coconut oil. So what do I do. Also do you have to beez wax?

  7. Annie

    I’ve had great results melting a tbsp. each of beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter (lotion bar recipe) then pouring into new empty chapstick tube containers (found on Ebay 10 for $2)but I would love to try these recipes for something different. I’m sure you can buy the empty tins on Ebay as well.

  8. Joyce Wolf

    I am confused with the instructions for the lavender lip balm. At what point is the honey added? During the warming process or afterward as you are whisking in a pan of cold water?

  9. Amy

    I’m definitely going to try that minty chocolate one. Sounds promising.

  10. Thanks, these are great. I have tried lip balm several times and haven’t quite found the right consistency. I kind of combined the 1st and last recipe because I have a really good Shea butter I wanted to use. I used geranium and lavender essential oil ( doTERRA) for moisture retention and healing.
    Love the slight splash of color the cocoa adds

  11. Mo

    I just made the last lip balm on the page (sans the cocoa powder since I didn’t have any) and it turned out great!

    One thing, though, perhaps it was because of the type of honey I used, I used a raw honey that’s somewhat hard and added it after I took the mix off of the double boiler, but it wouldn’t mix no matter how much I stirred. Luckily, it just settled as little liquid drops to the bottom and didn’t pour out until the very last dreg. The lip balm, otherwise, turned out GREAT! It’s so very moisturizing, and even without the cocoa powder, the cocoa butter gives it enough of a mild, chocolaty fragrance.

  12. Jade

    I made the choc mint lip balm today, it smells and feels amazing :) I will be looking forward to using it everyday and it made a fair amount which will last me for over a year. Thank you.

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  15. Sheri

    I need a high spf lip balm recipe. I’ve heard carrot seed oil is good for it’s spf properties but I cannot find a recipe. Also…do I use carrot seed oil or carrot seed essential oil? Is there a difference? I appreciate any help you can give me on this!

  16. Sara

    Roughly how many tubes would you say the Minty Chocolate recipe will make? I can’t wait to try this! Thank you.

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  18. Brandice White

    Where do you get the tins, i assume Etsy??

  19. Haylee

    Your lipstick was burts bees lipshimmer.I love the stuff!!!!!!!!!

  20. Aimee

    I tried the cocoa butter and coconut oil. It’s been 24 hours and is not solidifying. Any thoughts? I added orange oil and sweet orange green tea. Also a couple drops of E.

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  22. Nic

    Thanks so much for the recipes! #1 is working great for me so far.

    But – I was thinking if it would work, how good it could be to halve the cocoa powder in 1 and use a portion of powdered peanut butter instead (omitting or swapping out the lavender oil), then you should get chocolate peanut butter lip gloss. yum.

    I have no idea if this would work, i’ve never used powdered peanut butter before, but maybe now i’ll have to invest.

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  24. nidhi

    First thing’s first-your blog esp this particular post is a life(read:lip) saviour ;) I was running out of my favourite lip balm and suddenly this idea bursted in my devious brain that I should make one instead of relying on store bought ones!and guess what your blog was the first(& the BEST) I came across while searching 4 easy DIY lip balm recipes :) just 1 query-In the “COCOA ROSE LIP BALM” DIY I use Vaseline instead of cocoa butter? That’s it :)

  25. Whitehologram

    I was wondering if mango butter can be used in place of coco butter?

  26. Jeannie Hubing

    I have been experimenting with the following mix, one tsp beeswax, one tsp honey and 2 tsp coconut oil and I can’t for the life of me get the honey to stay incorporated. I have a small electric wisk and I mix it extremely well but when it cools the honey is under the balm on the bottom of the bowl. It just doesn’t stay mixed in. Help

    • Jeanne

      I have the same problem. The honey always settles out to the bottom of the tin, no matter how vigorously I whisk it in.

  27. Davina

    hi I was wondering how many you made using that amount of ingredients?

  28. Rebecca

    If a recipe calls for shea butter, can you substitute with butter made from Goat’s Milk? I’m actually making lip balm…

    Thank you for your time…


  29. Rebecca

    If a recipe calls for shea butter, do you know if you can substitute with butter made from Goat’s Milk?


  30. Yvonne Thomas

    Me and a friend made the chocolate minty ones today, worked out really well! It would have been helpful to know how much your recipe made though, as we’ve ended up putting surplus lip balm in every available receptacle in my house, at least 5 years worth made altogether. What size and how many tins were your recipes intended for?

  31. Sara

    Does the vitamin E oil have to be pure? I have the Jason 5000 iu oil that’s blended with almond, apricot, avocado, sunflower, and wheat germ oils.

  32. Ash

    In the minty chocolate lip balm can you omit the vitamin e, or use a substitute? Also how much do these recipes make? I really want to do this, but don’t need a years worth. Thanks!

  33. Pam

    The minty chocolate I hade, but I like it when I substatute the cocoa with brownie mix. To me it adds a special flavor to it. Plus I added a tad more coconut oil. It came out perfect.

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  35. Hi Crunchy Betty,
    Love your blog and recipes! It’s taught me a lot. I’ve made lip balms a few times now. My favorite one is my green tea infused with honey. Super simple to make and everyone I’ve given them to loves it. Today, I’m following your coco-rosey recipe but instead of rose pedals I’m using Hibiscus flower and a rose EO. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  36. Soles

    Mmm. Something even more simpler for lazy people? Petroleum jelly that you have already purchased. You can use it straight from the container applying with clean and dry fingertips. It also protects your dry and chappy hands well during the winter.

  37. maria

    What can i use in substitution for shea butter in lip balm???

  38. Harri

    Hi soooo happy to have found you but one question… In the minty chic recipe you have a ‘c.’ Next to the coconut oil… What does that mean? Oh.. And another, can I add more coconut oil to soften the balm? Thank you ☺️


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