Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm

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This Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm was the perfect way to bring a little bit of spring into my home early.

I am so ready for spring. Yesterday is was below freezing with crazy winds and I just don’t handle the cold well.

So, even though my house may be surrounded by a few feet of snow, I am not letting that put a damper on my wishing for an early Spring (hey, Punxsutawney Phil thinks it’s going to happen).

If you agree, this Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm recipe is for you.

Making your own lip balm is so easy and inexpensive. Plus, you know exactly what is going into it! That way you can control exactly what you want out of your lip balm and nothing more.

In fact, this recipe uses ingredients that are completely edible and really, the only ingredient that isn’t exactly natural or healthy is the gelatin which you can totally substitute or remove all together.

You can also use this recipe to make some for party favors (think baby showers and wedding favors). It’s so fun and easy to do!

Update: I’ve been getting lots of questions on which lip balm containers I purchased. I found these on Amazon that I really like. You want to make sure that you get a heat-safe container because the ingredients are hot when pouring and you don’t want your container to crack and leak all over the place.

You can order the exact ones I used here. If you really don’t want to wait to order from Amazon (free 2-day shipping for prime members) then you can also check your local Hobby Lobby or Michael’s store. They would be down the soap isle.

Let’s get to making some amazing DIY lip balm…

homemade lip balm in container

Supplies Needed to Make Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm:

How to Make Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm:

Start by putting the room temperature coconut oil in your microwave safe bowl. It’s pretty cool how the coconut oil goes from a solid to a liquid pretty quickly.

raspberry lemon lip balm step2

Now, heat up your coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds just enough to get it a little melted. Then add the raspberry gelatin mix and mix until well incorporated.

raspberry lemon lip balm step3

Place the coconut oil back into the microwave for another 20 seconds. This time, it should melt entirely and it will have a nice deep raspberry color to it. Tip: Times will vary depending on the settings of your microwave. 

Add your lemon essential oil and mix well. I want to explain that the color you see now is much darker than the final outcome. Since the coconut oil is pretty transparent when melted, the raspberry gelatin will give it a light color once hardened.

raspberry lemon lip balm step4

Now, carefully pour the melted mixture into your lip gloss containers and set aside. You can store at room temperate or place it into the fridge until it hardens (I chose the refrigerator option). This recipe will fill about 6 small lip balm containers (like the ones I used) so you can double or triple the recipe if you plan to make a lot more.

Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm on table

Want to see this project in action? Watch the video below!

 

 

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Raspberry Lemon Lip Balm

4.58 from 14 votes

Materials

  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Raspberry Gelatin Mix estimated, it is to add color so you can add less or more
  • 3-4 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Instructions
 

  • Start by putting the room temperature coconut oil in your microwave safe bowl. It’s pretty cool how the coconut oil goes from a solid to a liquid pretty quickly.
  • Now, heat up your coconut oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds just enough to get it a little melted. Then add the raspberry gelatin mix and mix until well incorporated.
  • Place the coconut oil back into the microwave for another 20 seconds. This time, it should melt entirely and it will have a nice deep raspberry color to it. Tip: Times will vary depending on the settings of your microwave.
  • Add your lemon essential oil and mix well. I want to explain that the color you see now is much darker than the final outcome. Since the coconut oil is pretty transparent when melted, the raspberry gelatin will give it a light color once hardened.
  • Now, carefully pour the melted mixture into your lip gloss containers and set aside. You can store at room temperate or place it into the fridge until it hardens (I chose the refrigerator option). This recipe will fill about 6 small lip balm containers (like the ones I used) so you can double or triple the recipe if you plan to make a lot more.
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35 Comments

  1. sparkles09 says:

    are there any stores where I can buy the lemon essential oil?

    1. Yes! I have seen it at health food stores such as Whole Foods. Just make sure it’s safe for consumption and not one that is made for candles. (It’ll say something like food grade or skin safe on it). If you are unsure if it’s the right one, just ask someone who works there 🙂

  2. I just tried this recipe and it still turns to oil when applied. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

    1. Is it hardening after you pour it into the container? If not, it could be that it isn’t cooling properly. You have to store it at room temperature (somewhere that is dry and cool).

    2. Can you substitute the lemon extract for squeezed lemon juice

      1. I’ve never tried it that way but I don’t see why not! If you do give it a try, let me know how it turns out 🙂

  3. Can you put this recipe into chapstick containers?

    1. You can! It does require some skill as it becomes very messy but very doable! 🙂

  4. I’ve tried this recipe a few times and it never turns out like yours. I’m following every direction. Before I pour into the tin containers my balm is very sugary and gritty. Then once it hardens it’s white. When I apply it, it turns oily. I have no idea what’s going on.

    1. I have the same problem. What kind of gélatine do you us, I got the brand jell-o is it the right product ?

    2. same issue here as the others. after watching the video, it looks like there was dramatically less than 2 tablespoons of gelatin poured in the barely melted oil, while possibly more coconut oil. I tried microwaving for only 10 seconds and it was still more melted than yours on 20 seconds. any possibility the gelatin is supposed to be teaspoon rather than table?

      1. I did adjust the recipe after rewatching the video. However, the amount of gelatin is more about personal preference since it’s to add color. Obviously, you don’t want to add too much or it could cause staining on the lips but 2 teaspoons will work just fine 🙂 Sorry for the confusion and appreciate the feedback so I could edit the recipe.

  5. Is there anything else we can use instead of the gelatin? I am vegan and would love an alternative

    1. There are many options but you would need to purchase the ingredients from a soap supplier so you can ensure they are skin safe. You can use a natural colorant from there along with a lemon essential oil. 🙂

  6. where can I buy raspberry gelatin mix? Thank you <3

    1. You can usually find it at Walmart or your local grocery store 🙂

  7. Do you melt and stir this long enough that the sugar in the jello completely dissolves?

  8. This looks amazing and easy! I’ve really been wanting to try some DIY beauty products, since I’m entirely convinced that the ones in stores are (a) too expensive and (b) not really good for me or the environment. Pinned this to try!

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