Homemade Lip Balm and Sugar Scrub

Hi everyone! After a short break, I’m back with another easy DIY for you! There are so many DIY posts for homemade beauty products out there, and here are two of the easiest.

The lip balm and scrub are made with 100% natural ingredients, including some from your backyard. No flower’s or herbs in your yard?…I bet the neighbor won’t mind if you return with some lip balm or sugar scrub!

Both of these crafts would be great to make for a bridal or baby shower, or if you’re just having a “girl’s night”…and I’m pretty sure that some Sangria would be a perfect pairing! I’m not going to lie, champagne was an essential “ingredient” in my crafting process.

Coconut Rose Lip Balm

What You Will Need:

  • 1/8 cup Coconut Oil (available at most grocery stores or health food stores)
  • 1/4 cup Beeswax (available at craft stores)
  • 1/8 cup Shea Butter (available at craft stores or health food stores)
  • 1 tsp Coconut or Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Rose Petals (fresh or dried), feel free to substitute a different flower or herb here
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil (available at craft stores)

*This recipe makes enough for about 6 tubes or small containers

How to Assemble:

  1. Measure all of the ingredients into a small saucepan or Pyrex container
  2. Heat on low until everything is melted, or if using microwave heat in 30 second intervals until completely melted
  3. Strain petals if you wish, I left them in, they look really pretty!
  4. Pour into sanitized containers of your choice
  5. Let cool completely (couple hours) and they’re ready to use!

*Since this recipe uses beeswax (melting point is 145 degrees fahrenheit) it will harden enough to put into empty tubes.

 Lavender Rosemary Sugar Scrub

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 cup Sea Salt (large or fine grain)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh or Dried Lavender
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Lavender Oil
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil

How to Assemble:

  1. Measure all ingredients into a sanitized jar or glass container of your choice
  2. Add chopped rosemary and lavender
  3. Mix together, and you’re done! How easy was that?

*This recipe is really versatile, add whatever herbs, spices, flowers, zests, and essential oil combinations you prefer!

We hope you enjoy these homemade beauty products as much as we do.  If you decide to create either of these crafts, or any of the craft projects that we share with you, please feel free to share your finished product with us on our Facebook page!

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by Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.

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60 Responses to “Homemade Lip Balm and Sugar Scrub”

  1. Tenns — June 26, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The lip balm recipe looks like it’ll make a really nourishing and moisturizing balm. I would definitely consider giving it a go, even though I have little experience with making homemade bodycare products.

    New Mama Diaries


    • Lindsay — June 26, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      It’s really easy to make. Give it a shot!

    • Christine — July 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Can i ask something,
        How do you store the lip balm diy product?

    • Jamie — July 20, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Hi, Christine! You can store the lip balm at room temperature for about three months, but use your best judgment. I hope you like it!

  2. Mr. & Mrs. P — June 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    We love the lavender and rosemary scrub. we have so much of it growing in the garden, we need new uses for it.


  3. Holiday Baker Man — June 26, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Almost good enough to eat!


  4. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 27, 2013 at 1:32 am

    That coconut rose lip balm sounds amazing!!


  5. Eat Good 4 Life — June 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

    This is great. I have a few DIY recipes in my blog but I need to get more. I love the sugar scrub, so easy…I need to make some ASAP!!


  6. Monica P — June 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I bet that sugar scrub smells divine! I love lavender.

    Monica, http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com


  7. Daniele — June 27, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    SO loving these DIY!! Have any for shampoos, conditioners, moisturizers, or body lotions?


  8. Penny — June 28, 2013 at 7:46 am

    What a fab idea! I’ve made some lip balms just like this for christmas gifts. I used candy sprinkles as decoration instead of flowers, which worked out just as fab!


  9. tracy {pale yellow} — June 28, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I’ve made my own lip scrub before and it was lovely! I adore the ideas of making homemade beauty products; so natural without all the harsh chemicals. I can’t wait to try these two!


  10. Sue — June 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I’m always looking for a good lip balm – thanks for the recipe!


  11. Rachel Cooks — July 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Fun! LOVE the idea of homemade lip balm!


  12. Aleksandra — July 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hi :)
    Shea Butter in recipe, is that pure Shea Butter? i live in UK so it is not that easy to find it.


    • Lindsay — July 12, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Hi Aleksandra,

      It is pure Shea Butter, you could substitute Cocoa Butter or Coconut Oil. If you sub Coconut Oil I would also up the Beeswax to make sure you still get a firm consistency.


  13. Vanessa — August 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    How long will the body scrub keep??



  14. Nicole @ Vanilla and Beans — September 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, that´s great! Such a gorgeous idea. The lip balm will make my best friend a nice present!


  15. Rose — September 9, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I made Mint Sugar Shine© lip gloss.came out nicr than my other ideas!


  16. Kris — October 15, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Where did you find the containers for the lip balm? Thanks! Can’t wait to try these!


    • Lindsay — October 16, 2013 at 10:19 am


      Thanks so much! I got the coconut oil and extracts at the grocery store, and the beeswax and shea butter came from hobby lobby (in the soap and candle making aisle). You can also buy empty lip balm tubes on Amazon, which I really want to do next time! Let us know how you like the recipe!


  17. Angie — November 21, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I love this! Going to try it but I have one question. Is the coconut oil cooking oil? The sweet almond oil is not for cooking right? Just wondering because last time I went to the health food store to make my own scrub she was saying there’s oils for cooking and others for your skin, so just a little confused on which one to use. Thanks!


    • Lindsay — November 24, 2013 at 11:03 am


      Coconut oil is the same that you would use for cooking. Sweet Almond oil is not used in cooking, you can find it at craft stores in the soap/candle making sections. Hope this helps!


  18. Susan — November 25, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I tried the lip balm today, love it! One question, did you do anything special to get the vanilla extract to blend with the coconut oil? I had trouble with the old oil/water dilemma.


    • Lindsay — November 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm


      I just heated it slowly and stirred a lot! Thanks so much!


  19. Joycerine — December 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    What size were the containers you used for these rose lip balms? I want to make this but I am only seeing .2 oz containers online and want to make sure my little pots are big enough to really showcase the rose petals. Such a wonderful project!


  20. Katie — December 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Is there any way to substitute the coconut oil with something else? I’m not a big fan of coconut!

    Wonderful DIY!


    • Lindsay — January 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm


      You can use olive oil instead but you will need to play around with the proportions and add more beeswax since olive oil is not solid at room temperature. Thanks so much!


  21. miss — January 1, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    hi! thanks for the recipes! :)
    do you have some suggestions to substitute the rose petals for a different flower or herb?


    • Lindsay — January 3, 2014 at 12:32 pm

      You could substitute lavender, vanilla beans, citrus zest…lots of options!


  22. Amanda — January 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Where did you get those containers? The balm and the scrub?


    • Lindsay — January 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm


      The lip balm containers are from Michaels, they were actually containers for measuring tapes that I found in the clearance section…I was having trouble finding actual lip balm containers in stores. Amazon however, has tons of options…tubes and pots! The glass containers for the scrub were found at Hobby Lobby, they have lots of cool glass bottles and jars.


  23. jennifer sheremetta — February 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

    did you notice the rose petals turning brown then black after a few days?

    I added rose petals to my Melt & Pour Goat’s Milk Soap and it was beautiful for about 2 days…then it started browning and went bad. i ended up pitching a ton of soap. Dont want to make that mistake with the lip balm ;)



    • Lindsay — February 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm


      I didn’t have that problem with the petals…they are still the same color months later! To be on the safe side though, you could dry the petals for a few days before using them. Thanks so much!


  24. Mansi — April 2, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Can we replace beeswax?


  25. Jessica G — April 18, 2014 at 2:15 am

    These are beautiful! I have a question though: Did you use yellow beeswax? I want to try this recipe and I want to make sure I get the nice contrast of the white balm against bright flowers.


  26. Zéa — May 13, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Hi Mansi – you could replace beeswax with berry wax (also called japan/sumac wax), though it might be hard to find.

    Hope that helps!


  27. Ella — June 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I’m considering making this, but I want to substitute the extract for essential oils. Any advice?


  28. Carlotta — July 3, 2014 at 2:30 am

    I was wondering if the rose petals had a shelf life before they changed color in the balm? Should it be used within a certain amount of time?


  29. jay — August 1, 2014 at 3:01 am

    hey i wanted to know what the recipe would be like if i only wanted enough for 1-2 containers at most?


    • Jamie — August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

      You might try using 1/3 of each ingredient for 2 containers. Thanks for stopping by.


  30. Hannah — December 5, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the post! I just tried the lip balm recipe!! :) I used dried hibiscus flowers instead of rose petals (because Whole Foods didn’t have dried roses :-D) I doubled the recipe and made 12 so I could give some out as Christmas presents! They turned out great!! I would attach a picture if I knew how!! lol Once you apply it though it feels a bit too waxy, and I actually only used 3 oz of beeswax (doubling the recipe called for 4 oz). Do you know why that would be? (maybe not enough shea butter or coconut oil??) But overall great balm recipe !!


    • Jamie — December 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Hannah!

  31. Katie — June 18, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Thank you so much! I just tried it today and it came out beautifully! I added a bit of lip stick for some color, and instead of rose petals I used orchids, (do to the fact that they were the only thing I had in the house).


    • Jamie — June 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      I’m glad you tried it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


  32. Rituparna — December 21, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I used beeswax + shea butter
    + watermelon seed carrier oil
    with some essential oils, and the texture was soft and lovely, but the jar I had kept aside for later use – it developed fat bloom after a few weeks. Same thing happened with candelilla wax
    + cocoa butter + shea butter + sweet almond.

    Does anyone know how to prevent fat blooms please?


  33. kimmy — February 23, 2016 at 12:42 am

    how long does the petals still keep as the same color ?


  34. Shaliny — January 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Hi …i have tried the Coconut rose lip balm but it became so hard. Please give me a solution. Thank you


    • Jamie — February 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Hi, Shaliny! You can reheat the lip balm a bit and see if that works. I hope this helps!

  35. Manasa — March 14, 2017 at 2:25 am

    I live in India so the coconut oil will be in liquid form half of the year.
    How all the recipe will become in solid form?


    • Jamie — March 14, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Hi, Manasa! I suppose you’ll want to try the recipe during the months when the coconut oil is solid. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help! I hope you enjoy it.

  36. Maya — March 22, 2017 at 8:58 am

    YAY! After searching for lip balm recipes on Pinterest for a lil while here, I’ve finally decided on the recipe to use for my next batch — This is it but modified! I am really excited! And to have a delicious scrub recipe too! Purrrfect.

    I’m wondering though, I can substitute the Sweet Almond oil with Grapeseed oil, yes?? Also rather than extracts to use essential oil… ??


    • Jamie — March 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Hi, Maya! I’ve never tried the substitutions you mention, but I don’t see any reason why not. I hope you like them!

  37. Monica — May 6, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Shelf life of the lip balm?


    • Jamie — May 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Hi, Monica! I would say about three months, but always use your best judgment. I hope you like it!


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