DIY Tutorial: Lip Balm Favors

Today we have a DIY project brought to you by Mary Banducci of Sweet Roots Blog and Mary Banducci Photography and Alisa Lewis Event Design.

Mary and Alisa are sharing these adorable homemade lipbalms with us! These make great gifts for bridesmaids or can be used as wedding favors. They are perfect for keeping your lips extra kissable for a winter wedding!

Chapstick by Mary Banducci


  • 3 parts Beeswax
  • 1 part Butter (like shea butter or cocoa butter)
  • 1 part Oil (such as jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, apricot kernel, or almond oil. ( Also add a hint of castor oil for extra sheen and Vitamin E as a natural preservative)
  • Your favorite essential oil (we used peppermint and orange)
  • Lip Balm Tubes or Tins
  • Labels (if desired)

Chapstick Ingredients by Mary Banducci

All ingredients (including chapstick tubes and tins) are available online from Mountain Rose Herbs.


In double broiler, melt beeswax and butter.

Melting Chapstick Ingredients by Mary Banducci

Add in the oils  and then stir. Remove from heat and add essential oil starting with 4 drops per every ounce.

Adding Essential Oils by Mary Banducci


For tinted lip balm, add beet root, cocoa powder, or any natural tint. Add into mixture until desired color is achieved. This will not stain your lips but add a slight tint.

Next pour into containers (either tubes or tins), and let cool.

Pouring Chapstick by Mary Banducci

To add the finishing touch, add a printed label!


Aren’t these just the sweetest? Make sure to make a few extra, you’ll want a few for yourself!



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