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!!!

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DIY Lemonade Lip Balm | Pretty Handy Girl


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  1. Karen
    Karen says:

    Just made this in tubes for our family reunion “white elephant” sale. The recipe filled 8-.15 oz. tubes. I’m having the same problem I always do though-the “burnt rubber” smell is overpowering the lemon scent 🙁 My beeswax and shea butter both have that smell-I just don’t know how to get around it.

  2. Megan Smolin
    Megan Smolin says:

    These look so adorb! I love anything lemon, might have to make a batch of these for myself & my gf’s! Love that there’s so many different moisturizers used. Thanks for sharing in detail 🙂 :).


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