DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

Happy Summer! Warm days and soaring temperatures always put me in the mood for lemonade. For a little end of the year gift for my sons’ teachers I whipped up a small batch of DIY Lemonade lip balm. But, this is a fabulous gift to make for a girlfriend or anyone who needs a little ray of sunshine. I’m joining in with Kristen Duke’s Birthday Celebration Blog Hop with 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends!

Lemonade Lip Balm Materials and Ingredients:

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DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

Yield: Recipe yields enough to fill three 1/2 oz. jars. Feel free to double the recipe to make more.

Lemonade Lip Balm Instructions:

1. Combine beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a glass measuring cup (or other glass container.) Set the glass in a saucepan filled with 1-2 inches of water. Heat the water and stir the ingredients until they are completely melted.

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

2. Remove the glass from the sauce pan with an oven mitt or hot pad.

3. Add 15 drops of doTerra lemon oil to the mixture. Stir quickly before the mixture begins to harden.


4. Pour the mix into small jars (I’ve been saving these L’oreal eye cream jars for a while now. But, you can also purchase similar polystyrene jars here or lip balm tubes.)

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

5. Let the jars set until cool and the contents have hardened.

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

In the meantime, you can download your printable Lemonade Lip Balm gift tags! I created a variety of “Lem’me wish you …” sayings to choose from:


Cut them out, punch a hole in it and tie them on with baker’s string for an adorable and inexpensive gift idea.

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

I had such a hard time giving these away. They will make your mouth water when you smell them. And it’s sure to boost your mood. Lemon is a natural anti-depressant.

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl

Are you ready for some more DIY gift inspiration? Join in on Kristen Duke’s 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends BLOG HOP!

101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

And definitely follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.


P.s. Hey, I wanted to let you know a little secret of mine. I’ve been using these printed vinyl sheets from Leen the Graphics Queen as my backdrop. They are tough, can be rolled up and stored away and can be wiped clean after each use. And they look great!!!

Chippy wood backdrops by


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DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl


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  1. Kellie
    Kellie says:

    I’m getting a grit near the bottom of the jar. I can’t imagine what’s causing that. Its been in the last 2 batches I made. Any suggestions?

  2. Jan
    Jan says:

    This is a very nice and simple recipe! I’ve never tried making my own lip balm but this seems to be a very easy recipe. Though I’ve read the comments and noticed that there are burnt smells from lemon. I think this recipe could be used as a body butter as well. It contains lots of oils and shea butter, might as well try if there are some left overs. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    I just made this and I am absolutely in love with it!!! I suffer from the driest lips known to man and this just might be heaven sent. It is so thick and creamy and smells so delicious. I’m also wondering if it wouldn’t be a wonderful cuticle cream. <3


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