Quick and Easy DIY Coconut Oil Lipbalm

Coconut Oil solidifies when the temperature drops below 75 degrees (26C). I’ve used coconut oil in my hair mixes, on my skin and of course for cooking. The great thing about this carrier oil is that it isn’t heavy, and it’s properties are very close to the sebum (naturally produced oils) found in your skin.

So I decided to try something.

I was about to throw out some old eyeshadow pots and one of those Altoid Smalls containers, (I’ve got TONS of those things), when it dawned on me that they were the perfect size for lipgloss. So I upcycled them.

It’s so quick and easy, I made both of these before I went to work this morning!

So here’s what I did:

What you’ll need:


– Organic coconut oil
– Essential Oil
– container
– Spoon


Spoon out the coconut oil into the containers. (Don’t overfill!)

Then add just 2-3 drops of essential oil and stir in the container well.

Smooth the oil into the container until it’s neat and even.

Put the open container in the freezer on a level surface for a minimum of 30 minutes.



used peppermint oil for the Altoid container (which I’ll keep in the car) and lavender essential oil for the eyeshadow container which I threw in my make up bag.

So far, here’s how I’ve used my little lavender pot:

– prep my lips before putting on lipgloss
– add shine to my nails and moisture to my dry cuticles
– moisturize dry edges of my hair
– solid perfume

• How do you use coconut oil in you beauty routine?

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15 thoughts on “Quick and Easy DIY Coconut Oil Lipbalm

  1. Janet

    Hi Ya,

    Great post, I love finding beauty products that you can make at home. I will be trying this out asap.

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Savvy

    @Jamila Great question! Above 75 degrees it starts to get soft, at 80 degrees it liquifies. The metal tin doesn’t insulate it. In fact, the screw top eyeshadow case would keep it better from running all over if that’s what you’re worried about. Where I live it’s winter, so right now, no where near me is it over 75 degrees. But, if you live in a warmer climate, then you might want to try this recipe where you mix it with beeswax. It’s more complicated, but it will keep the coconut oil solid longer at higher temps. You can also keep it in the fridge.

  3. Myra

    Love your blog. I’m hooked! Do you have any suggestions for cleaning make up brushes without buying the brush cleaner I’ve seen in the beauty supply stores? thanks!

  4. Savvy

    @Myra Thank you so much! guess what? I was just working on a post about cleaning makeup tools. It should be up in the next week or so. (Remind me if you don’t see it).

  5. Lori

    Good Idea! It might be easier to mix and smooth if you warmed the coconut oil before adding the essential oils, and then let it solidify in the container.

  6. Moni

    I use coconut oil and baking soda as deodorant now and I love it. When i get done with traveling I plan on adding more to it

  7. Moni

    Yes i just mix both of them until its like a smooth paste and I just rub it on.I hear you can add tea tree oil or lavender.I just stuck in a reused container and i pop one in the fridge because its very hot where i am and I keep one out.Just be careful if you just shaved not to rub to hard..I’m trying to stay away from the store deodorant because i keep hearing about the aluminum is not good for you.

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