Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe

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Say goodbye to chapped lips with this Copycat Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe. So easy and so wonderful for your lips, you must try this! Made using all natural ingredients, these lip balms also make great gifts or stocking stuffers.

Say goodbye to chapped lips with this Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe.

Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe – I don’t know about you but during the winter my poor lips take a beating from the cold weather. As soon as November hits, I’m having to apply copious amounts of lip balm to keep my lips from cracking. I have a few go-to favorite lip balms but recently I’ve been using Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm most often and what I really like about it is that it isn’t overly waxy. Unfortunately, Burt’s Bees products are also very expensive (in my opinion). As much as I like these lip balms I figured I could probably come pretty close to making a similar recipe on my own.

After reviewing the ingredients and researching other recipes, this is the recipe I came up with. It’s ridiculously moisturizing and seems to stay on well too. Now, I know there are recipes out there with fewer ingredients but if you want it to be most like Burt’s Bees then you’ll want to stick with the ingredients on the list below. The recipe is really easy to put together and from start to finish only takes about 15 minutes to make.

Everyone that I’ve given these lip balms to rave about how great they are and how it’s saved their lips so far this winter. I keep one in my office, one on my bedside table and one in my purse so I’m never without. These amazing moisturizing lip balms also make great gifts or stocking stuffers.

Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe

Makes approximately 10 tubes of lip balm.


  • 4 tsp Beeswax
  • 2 tsp Cocoa Butter (3 wafers)
  • 1½ tsp Shea Butter
  • 3 tsp Sunflower oil
  • 1½ tsp Coconut oil
  • 1½ tsp Castor oil
  • 4 pea sized drops of Lanolin
  • 10 drops Vitamin E oil
  • 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil
  • Optional: you can also add a couple of drops of vanilla and/or peppermint flavoring if you have it available


  1. Slowly heat the cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut oil, Shea butter and lanolin over low-medium heat in a double boiler until melted (a small canning jar in a pot of water works too).
  2. Add the oils.
  3. Add essential oil and stir well.
  4. Pour mixture into containers while still in a viscous liquid. Allow to cool in containers and then cap.

Download my Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe here.

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Jamey By Jamey Ekins
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2 Comments on Copycat Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm Recipe

  1. Lynda
    December 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM (2 years ago)

    I use mine several times a day – and love it!

  2. The Nova Studio
    January 5, 2016 at 2:23 PM (2 years ago)

    Very interesting recipe! I personally love vanilla scented lip balm & have added vanilla absolute to mine in the past 🙂


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