DIY Cosmetica

Summer Lip Balm Coconut Oil-Free

PhaseIngredientPercent (%)Weight (g)
Phase ABeeswax3434
Mango butter2424
Cocoa butter1212
Cottonseed oil2929
Phase BVitamin E0.30.3
Flavored oil0.70.7
Total weight (g)

Lip balm is great for keeping your lips hydrated. Unlike the rest of your skin, your lips don't have oil glands, so they can easily get dry and chapped. Lip balms have special ingredients that help keep moisture so your lips stay smooth and comfortable without getting dry or cracked.

This formula is coconut oil-free. Although coconut oil is a common ingredient in lip balms, some people are allergic to coconut oil. Another reason to avoid it is that coconut oil gets liquid during the summer, making the balm less hard.

This lip balm formula is perfect for hot weather. The balm is hard and will not melt quickly due to the high percentage of wax and solid butters.


If you like a tinted lip balm, check out this formula for cheeks and lips tint or this formula for tinted lip balm. You might also like to try this simple lip gloss formula and the lip scrub formula.

In this formula I use a combination of 2 butters and one carrier oil.

Mango butter feels creamy and goes on smoothly, making it easy to put on your lips. When used in lip balms, it gives them a nice, luxurious texture without feeling too greasy.

You can replace the mango butter with shea butter. Shea butter has a thicker consistency. Shea butter contains vitamins A and E, offering antioxidant properties like mango butter.

Shea butter is sensitive to temperature changes. When exposed to fluctuating temperatures, the fats within the butter can separate and re-crystallize, leading to a grainy texture. If you want to minimize the graininess in the final balm, stir the shea butter as it melts to distribute the heat evenly and do not overheat the shea butter. Once it's mostly melted, remove it from the heat and keep stirring till the rest of the butter is melted (overheating can lead to the separation of the fats and the formation of larger crystals).

The other butter I used was cocoa butter. Cocoa butter has a chocolate-like aroma and is highly moisturizing, which helps prevent moisture loss from your lips. Cocoa butter is rich in fatty acid and creates a protective barrier that locks in hydration, which helps keep the lips soft and smooth.


You can use kokum butter instead of cocoa butter.

For my carrier oil, I used cottonseed oil. Cottonseed oil is a rich source of fatty acids, including linoleic and oleic. These fatty acids help lock in moisture and provide deep hydration to dry and chapped lips.

Cottonseed oil feels light on the skin and goes in easily.

In lip balms, cottonseed oil makes your lips feel moistened without being greasy.

Cottonseed oil contains vitamins E and K. Cottonseed oil is generally considered hypoallergenic, making it less likely to cause allergic reactions.

You can use different carrier oils, such as jojoba, sweet almond, avocado, or sunflower.

For my wax, I used white beeswax. You can use yellow beeswax. Beeswax makes a shield on the lips, protecting them from wind, cold air, and sun. This shield keeps the moisture in the lips and stops them from getting dry, helping them stay soft and hydrated.

I added a small amount of vitamin E as an antioxidant. If you don't have vitamin E, skip it and add this amount to the liquid oil.


Lastly, I added flavored oil. You can use any cosmetic flavored oil you like (make sure you do not use beyond the supplier's instructions). You can skip the flavored oil and add this amount to the liquid oil.

This lip balm is very easy to make, resulting in a very moisturizing lip balm you can enjoy in hot weather.

​​The formula is for 100g. Use the calculator to adjust the amount you want to make.

100g will fill 8-10 containers (depending on the size).


  1. Add the beeswax, the butters, and the liquid oil (phase A) in a heat resistance beaker.





  1. Place the beaker with phase A into a double boiler to melt.





  1. Add the vitamin E and flavored oil (phase B) in a different container, and set aside.



  1. Remove phase A from the heat.


  1. Add phase B into phase A and stir to combine.




  1. Pour into containers and set aside to cool down.






  1. After a couple of hours, the balms are solid and ready to be used.




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