Inside: How to make your own moisturizing homemade natural lip balm that smells heavenly! This cinnamon chocolate chap stick DIY is made with all natural lip soothing ingredients.
Chocolate Cinnamon DIY Natural Lip Balm
Chocolate? Did someone say chocolate?
I am a self-professed chap stick addict. Lip balm, lip gloss, lip chap – by any name – I must have some by my side at ALL times!
I carry lip gloss in every purse. There is a tube of lip balm on my night stand, on the kitchen counter, and sometimes even in unexpectedly random places! That way I’m never caught without…or with dry, chapped lips!
(Please tell me I’m not the only one with a lip balm addiction!)
That’s why I love this recipe for homemade natural lip balm — it’s moisturizing, made with products that you can actually pronounce (and know what they are), and it smells and tastes amazing!
Plus, each batch or our DIY lip balm makes enough for 5-6 tubes so you’ll always be fully stocked!
TIP – Before you moisturize your lips, make sure to exfoliate! This lovely DIY Vanilla & Honey Lip Scrub will keep your lips soft and smooth and can even help prevent cold sores and bad breath! Some sources say that exfoliation is just as important (if not more so) and can make your lip moisturizer even more effective.
Natural Lip Balm Supplies
For your convenience, I’ve included shop-able ad links to products used to make this DIY lip balm. Disclosure policy is available here.
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1/2 tablespoon shea butter
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 1 stick cinnamon, crushed
- Small strainer
- Lip chap tubes
- Small funnel
Makes 5-6 tubes.
This product links above provide enough ingredients to make multiple batches of our homemade lip balm – so it’s a great gift idea of project to make with crafting or teen groups!
I just LOVE the smooth, slightly spicy flavor of this cinnamon chocolate lip balm. Chocolate and cinnamon are two of my absolute favorite flavors! However, if you prefer bright or tart citrus flavors, then you’ll love this Lemonade Lip Chap from my friend Jennifer at Sugar Spice & Glitter.
How to Make DIY Natural Lip Balm
Place the cinnamon stick in a plastic bag and crush (carefully!) with a hammer. You don’t want to grind your cinnamon down to a powder, just small broken pieces.
Add the crushed cinnamon pieces to the jar.
Add about 2 inches of water to a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
Set jar in the water until ingredient inside the jar melt completely.
Once melted, whisk ingredients together. Leave the jar in the hot water for 15-20 minutes to allow cinnamon time to infuse its flavor and fragrance.
While the infusion process takes place, set up your lip chap containers. Remove the lids and prepare your work space (you want to work in an area that is easy to clean just in case of spills).
When ready, remove the jar from the water and strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the cinnamon pieces.
Pour the lip balm mixture into each tube until full. Work quickly, as the mixture will start to solidify right away.
TIP: Using a small funnel helps with this step and make sure that the homemade lip balm mixture goes into the chap stick tubes instead of your work space.
Allow your homemade lip balm to rest in the tubes for 24 hours to set.
These homemade chocolate lip chap sticks make excellent gift ideas! They would even be a fun activity to make for a tween birthday party or sleepover.
What is your favorite flavor of lip balm? What flavor would you like to see us create next? Tell us in the comments below!