At some stage we have all reached for a lip balm saviour. Whether it is during the cooler months when the humidity in the air is low and our skin can't naturally absorb the moisture in the air or a windy day has gotten the best of us and completely stripped the gentle, thin skin on our lips. As our lips are in such a prominent location, it makes them more vulnerable to the elements, which can result in dry, cracked, red or windburn lips.


When we are experiencing trauma on the skin, our attention tends to focus on that particular area and we end up constantly touching, covering or in this case with our lips, we tend to lick them constantly to try bring moisture and life back to them. This is where our DIY lip balm with essential oils is so handy to keep close by.

Essential oils to use in DIY lip balm

Lavender essential oil

Lavender plays an important role in skin care. It is a good antimicrobial and has been shown to have skin regenerating properties.


Renowned for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties, Lavender can help heal and repair the skin.

Spearmint essential oil

Spearmint essential oil could be used for the treatment of irritated skin and for conditions such as itchy skin as it is very refreshing.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint essential oil has a cooling action, and in very low dilutions, can be usedful for the treatment of sunburn and itchy skin.


Due to its stimulating nature, Peppermint can induce a slight tingle on the lips which may give a slight plumping action.

DIY Lip Balm Recipe


  Small glass or aluminium jar

• 2 tablespoons soy or beeswax

• 2 tablespoons coconut oil

• 2 tablespoons shea butter (optional)

• 10 drops of essential oil - Lavender, Spearmint or Peppermint essential oil


1. Place the wax and coconut oil in a small pot over lowe heat on stovetop.

2. Melt together and gently stir until combined.

3. Add the essential oil and stir.

4. Pour mixture into a small glass jar and let it cool down.

How to use

Apply directly to lips when needed. It is also a great recipe for dry areas such as cuticles or elbows.

Author: Georgia Doherty
Content & Community Coordinator

Georgia is the Content & Community Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, is a leader for ECO.'s content creation + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications, a Diploma in Training Design & Development with a Aromatherapy Practitioner Certificate. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.


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