Tea Tree and Lemon Oil Lip Balm

Written by Kelly @ Eyes On The Source, Contributing Writer

I am so blessed to have been a part of Day2Day Joys for a whole year now!  I enjoy getting to know you all through your comments and e-mails.  Thank you for sharing your life with me!

For my first contributing post here, I had shared my love for Shea Butter with my Natural Shea Butter Suncreen recipe.  My son has long struggled with eczema and psoriasis issues and most store bought sunscreens irritate his skin. Now we use Shea Butter in several other bath and body recipes in our home.  One of which is a homemade lip balm recipe.

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Tea Tree and Lemon Oil Lip Balm

2 ounces Shea Butter

2 ounces Cocoa Butter

(or use 4 ounces of one of the above)

4 ounces Coconut Oil

4 ounces Beeswax (pellets or block)

1 ounce Avocado Oil

1-2 ounces liquid Vitamin E

5-10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Lip balm containers (tubes or rounds)

Measure Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Beeswax into a crockpot.  Melt on low for 1-2 hours.  The beeswax takes the longest to melt.  It you use pellets, it is much faster.  When these ingredients have melted to a beautiful liquid gold, turn the crockpot down to warm.  Add Avocado Oil, Vitamin E and Essential oils.  Stir all ingredients together, then use a dropper to fill the tubes.  I usually make 30-50 lip balms at a time and then use the rest for lotion bars.  If you use chapstick tubes, you will get a little dent in the top as they cool.  Just fill that in with another drop of the melted mixture.

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I made these as a Mother’s Day gift this year, but they are a thoughtful and useful gift for any time of the year!  Store them in the fridge or a cool place in your home until ready to use or giveaway.

Have you ever made any natural skincare products?

About Kelly

Kelly is a busy mom homeschooling three boys with her husband. She is always hunting for ways to simplify life and make more quality time for family. She enjoys crafting and researching natural health remedies. She blogs at Eyesonthesource.com on all things Home, Health and Kids. For daily inspiration, follow her on Facebook.


  1. Erica Donoho says:

    I need some!

  2. Carolyn H says:

    My absolute favorite recipe. Although, I do add deer tallow or beef tallow (3-4 oz). Really, thank you for posting. I never deviate from the amounts since, you can’t fix perfect!


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