February, 13th 2024 · Stephanie Mary

Beeswax-Free Homemade Vanilla Rose Lip Balm

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Valentine’s Day falls right in the heart of winter. During this time, skin, especially lips can easily get cracked and dried out. Being passionate about homemade skincare and conscious about what I use, I wanted a simple solution that uses all-natural ingredients. I also wanted to make lip balm without beeswax for those with sensitivities or choosing to live a more plant-based lifestyle. This led me to create a simple homemade lip balm recipe that’s beeswax-free, accessible, all-natural, and easy to make!

Pouring in the jojoba oil

Why a Homemade Lip Balm without Beeswax?

With this homemade lip balm recipe, I was able to make a lip balm that soothes the skin and uses all-natural ingredients without Beeswax. I chose to make this lip balm without beeswax to account for sensitivities to beeswax and lifestyle choices, without sacrificing quality.

Instead of beeswax, I chose to use carnauba wax as a plant-based, beeswax alternative. Carnauba wax has the perfect consistency for a lip balm. It’s neither too hard nor too soft. It’s a natural wax derived from the leaves of the carnauba palm and is revered for its hypoallergenic and skin-soothing properties.

All Natural Ingredients

The goal of making homemade skin care is to ensure that the products you are putting on your skin are natural and safe. For this recipe, I chose to use the following, all-natural ingredients.

Rose Infused Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a wonderful ingredient that closely resembles the natural oils in our skin. By infusing it with roses, we add a hint of floral aroma that evokes a sense of calm and tranquility. This oil is excellent at keeping your lips moisturized and soft, providing a much-needed shield against the chill of winter.

Cocoa Butter Wafers

Cocoa Butter is used for its hydrating and nourishing properties. It’s also very beneficial in improving overall skin health. Cocoa butter helps to create a protective barrier over the skin which locks in moisture. This is particularly beneficial for your lips during winter, preventing them from drying out.

Mango Butter

Mango Butter is known for its moisturizing benefits. It’s rich in essential fatty acids, nutrients that are vital for healthy skin. The creamy consistency helps the lip balm glide over your skin. It also contributes to the protection against the drying effects of winter.

Vanilla Bean Powder

Vanilla Bean Powder adds just a hint of flavor and sweetness that you will love. Its cozy aroma is also quite comforting during the cold winter months.

Rose Clay and Beetroot Powder

These ingredients are used to add a beautiful hue to your lip balm, making it visually appealing as well as effective. These natural colorants are safe to use and give a subtle flush of color to your lips.

Once you’ve got your ingredients, let’s make the homemade lip balm!

Side angle infusing the roses with jojoba oil
Straining the rose infused oil

Making your Homemade Lip Balm

There are a few simple steps that you need to follow to make your own homemade lip balm. If you are infusing the jojoba oil with rose, you will want to plan and make your infusion 4-6 weeks before making the lip balms. Unless you are using magic butter, then it’s a couple of hours.

When you are ready to make the lip balms, you will have to melt the carnauba wax. When working with carnauba wax, the melting point on the double boiler is very high compared to beeswax. We’re talking 180-185 degrees F. I recommend heating and melting the carnauba wax first before adding the other oils and cacao wafers so you don’t burn the other oils.

Once everything is melted together, carefully pour it into the lip balm containers. Just a heads up the mixture will be a little hot so be careful! Let the lip balms cool overnight or in the fridge before using and storing.

Mixing the ingredients for the beeswax free homemade lip balm recipe
Melting down the oils to make the lip balm
Shot of the stove, melting down the oils to make the lip balm

How to Store Your Homemade Lip Balm

After you’ve made your homemade lip balm, you will have to store it correctly to ensure it’s freshness and effectiveness. Once you have your homemade lip balms in the container, store them in a cool dark place. This will ensure they don’t melt or become exposed to the elements and can be used for a long time!

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Pouring the homemade lip balm into containers to take on the go. Just got to let them harden.
Homemade lip balm hardening in containers.
Six of the homemade lip balms

Wrapping Up

I hope you enjoyed making this homemade lip balm and it keeps your lips nice moisturized! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen). I’m looking forward to sharing more homemade skin care recipes with you!


Beeswax-Free Homemade Vanilla Rose Lip Balm

Beeswax-Free Homemade Vanilla Rose Lip Balm

Yield: 10-12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes



  1. Once the Carnauba Wax is melted, slightly let cool, and add in the Cocoa Butter Wafers.
  2. Make your rose-infused jojoba oil for 4-6 weeks before making the lip balm. You can also make the infused oil the day off on the stove at a low temperature Follow the full instructions here to make a Flower-Infused Olive Oil.
  3. Pour the Carnauba Wax into a double boiler, or a bowl placed into a pan on the stove over boiling water.
  4. Carnauba Wax has a very high melting point (180-185 degrees Fahrenheit) therefore, I recommend heating and melting the Carnauba Wax first that way you don't burn the more sensitive, oils and butter that we are using in this recipe.
  5. Once the Cocoa Butter Wafers are cool, turn off the heat, and add in Mango Butter, Infused jojoba oil, vanilla bean powder, and Essential Oils.
  6. Once melted, quickly add the rose clay powder to one of the pouring cups, and mix well.
  7. If the mixture starts to harden simply warm the mixture again in the double boiler.
  8. Carefully pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes first, then the plain mixture right after. Be careful as the glass could still be very hot! Use your sleeve or an oven mitt to safely pour!
  9. Let the lip balms cool and harden.
  10. Enjoy!


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