DIY Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm

by - December 06, 2020

If you have any old or broken lipsticks lying around your makeup bag or vanity, don't throw them away. Instead, use them to make a hydrating tinted lip balm. It's easy to create and only requires 4 ingredients. This recipe uses a mixture of beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil to create the perfect creamy consistency. This lip balm will leave your lips soft, nourished, moisturized, and hydrated. 

 If you want to keep this recipe natural, then skip the lipstick and use natural coloring instead. Some of my favorite natural colorants to use are beetroot powder, mica powder, and Moroccan red clay.

(If you're going to use an old lipstick, check if it's expired, if so, don't use it.)

BEESWAX: Beeswax is a popular natural ingredient often used in cosmetics, especially in lip balms. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Beeswax is rich in vitamin A and vitamin E, which help keep the lips hydrated and moisturized. It also protects the lips against the sun's UV rays.

SHEA BUTTER: Just like beeswax, shea butter is excellent for combating dry and chapped lips. It contains vitamins A, E, and F, which help keep the lips incredibly soft and moisturized. 

COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil is one of my favorite carrier oils to use, especially when I need to moisturize. Using coconut oil on cracked or chapped lips is ideal because of its healing properties. It's hydrating, moisturizing, soothing, and protects the lips from the sun's harmful rays.


  • 2 tbsp Beeswax
  • 2 tbsp Shea Butter
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Old Lip Stick or Natural coloring 
  • Essential Oils (optional)


1.) Heat the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a double boiler until it's fully melted. 

2.) Add the lipstick or natural coloring into the mixture, and stir until it melts.

3.)Remove from the heat, and add essential oils (if desired.) 

4.) Pour the mixture into a lip balm container.

5.) Allow the lip balm to cool until it firms.

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