Coconut Lip Balm 9

Apparently, my craving for coconut isn’t over yet. Maybe it is all the coconut milk ice bars I have been eating here in Beijing just to stay cool with the hot summer weather. Again, I dreamed of a formula using this yummy oil.


I formulated this lip balm with some of our new Babassu Oil. I’ve been drooling over the oil and think that it is fabulous. One of my favorite lip balms that I received in a swap contained Babassu Oil, so I had to share this with you.

Castor Oil is my go-to ingredient when I want a long lasting lip balm, salve or cream. This oil has a characteristically sticky or tacky feel that doesn’t absorb into the skin easily. Great for that product you want to stay on the skin for a while.

I wanted to use the Black Currant Oil because it has a high percentage of GLA, Gamma-linolenic acid. This fatty acid is prized in the cosmetics industry because it is believed to help skin regenerate. Doesn’t that sound like what every body’s lips need?


Babassu Oil
Castor Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil
Black Currant Oil
Sugar Kisses Flavor
Vitamin E Acetate
Microwave Safe Container
Dropper Bottle

Recipe: 200 grams or 7.05 ounces

Recipe in Grams 
56 grams Babassu Oil
48 grams Beeswax
40 grams Castor Oil
34 grams Virgin Coconut Oil
16 grams Black Currant Oil
4 grams Sugar Kisses Flavor
2 grams Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Ounces
1.98 ounces Babassu Oil
1.69 ounces Beeswax
1.41 ounces Castor Oil
1.20 ounces Virgin Coconut Oil
0.56 ounces Black Currant Oil
0.14 ounces Sugar Kisses Flavor
0.07 ounces Vitamin E Acetate
Recipe in Percentages
28% Babassu Oil
24% Beeswax
20% Castor Oil
17% Virgin Coconut Oil
8% Black Currant Oil
2% Sugar Kisses Flavor
1% Vitamin E Acetate


Weigh all ingredients except the Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil into your microwave safe container. Microwave in short bursts until all ingredients are melted. The beeswax will take the most time to melt, but if you stir the lip balm after the other oils have been heated, it will melt quickly. Once the mixture is melted, add the Sugar Kisses Flavor Oil . Stir until all of the flavor has been incorporated. Fill tubes or jars. Cool. Label.

Notes: If you want a stronger coconut flavored lip balm, add Coconut Flavor instead of the Sugar Kisses Flavor.

How would you personalize this lip balm for you?

Finished Lip Balm

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

Melted Oils

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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9 thoughts on “Coconut Lip Balm

  • Anastasia

    YUM! I always have castor oil on hand, and will definitely have to try this Babassu oil.

    I love tingly lip balms, so I would definitely add some peppermint EO.

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  • marija

    I love colour! so of all my (made for me) lip balms are pinkish or pale red 🙂 … I also like a bit of candelilla here and there

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  • Ana B

    Lip balm without castor oil wouldn’t work for me. I love the glide of castor. I have made some lip balms with the virgin coconut oil ~ oh my! Those are amazing! The coconut is subtle but delicious. Add some coffee oil to that… oh yum!

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  • ping

    This sounds great and now I just HAVE to order some coconut flavor!

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  • Angiebean720

    What about grapeseed oil? I LOVE the idea of the babassu because it absorbs right in so quickly but I agree you need a longer lasting top oil like the castor oil… although I am not a huge fan of sticky things… What about sweet almond oil? Or avocado oil? How would I mix either or some of these with the babassu for the best recipe? Also, do I need stevia or some sweetening agent? Thank you for your great posts!

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    • Taylor Post author

      Grapeseed, Sweet Almond and Avocado Oil will all work in place of the Castor Oil. You probably would be happiest with Grapeseed Oil.

      You don’t need a sweetener. If you do want one, make sure you use one that is oil soluble. Stevia is not an oil soluble ingredient. Try our lip balm sweeteners instead.



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  • Lee

    I’ve just discovered babassu butter/oil. I am looking to create a “coconut oil” free lip balm for friends with allergies. Do you have any recommendations for replacing the coconut oil? Love the site. . . even though I am few years late to this party.

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    • Taylor Post author


      I would increase the Babassu Oil so that it has the value of the Babassu and Coconut Oil combined. You really want something that is smooth and creamy while having that lower melt point similar to the Coconut Oil.

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