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. slim1one
    slim1one says:

    I love the idea of making homemade lip balm and am very much looking forward to trying your recipe! I will be using lemon flavor oil though, not essential oil. I have been looking into the idea of consumption of essential oils and have learned that respected aromatherapy and herbalism organizations teach their members not to recommend internal use of essential oils. I will take their word over multi level essential oil marketing companies.

  2. Tara Schreiner
    Tara Schreiner says:

    Hi! I love this pin idea, and I wanted to make some of these for my friends. But I was wondering where you bought your glass jars or bottles in this picture. Thanks!

  3. f
    f says:

    do you think there is any substitutions for the shea butter coconut oil ect. because its not available for me thanks

  4. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Would you recommend heating the EO longer over double boiler to burn off a bit of concentration? What about the photo toxicity of citrus EO’s to sunlight?

  5. Karen
    Karen says:

    I purchased mine from amazon-they are both supposedly “100% pure” I have to figure this out-I can’t wait to experiment for the fall!!!!

  6. Laura @ Mrs in the Making
    Laura @ Mrs in the Making says:

    Where are you getting your supplies from? I buy my beeswax, shea butter, and cocoa butter from New Directions Aromatics and have never had that problem :/ I hope you can figure it out!!! The only thing better than good lip balm is good lip balm you can take credit for making 😉

  7. Mavis
    Mavis says:

    The mild and moisturizing ingredients could render this balm excellent for dark spots/circles for the under eye area, don’t you think?


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