how to make lip balm

Homemade: How to make Lip balm (elderberry and myrtle)

In this article you will learn about Elderberry and myrtle.

Also, in this Natural Style program i will show you how to make a lip balm.

Natural Diy teaches us how to make lip balm to keep chapped and our dry lips hydrated and soft due to the action of wind and cold.

Shea butter, almond oil, olive oil and cocoa butter acts as an emollient, softener and natural cell regenerator. Thanks to the properties of its components.

The elderberry provides its properties as a Vulnerary, since the bark is used to heal small wounds, and the myrtle acts as a healing agent. The combination of all of them gives an ideal result for a lip moisturizer.

How to make lip balm (elderberry and myrtle)


  • Fresh myrtle leaves (a handful)
  • Secondary bark (bark of trunk or branches after the outermost part has been removed) of elderberry (a handful)
  • Almond oil (10 mL)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (25 mL)
  • Shea butter (5 g)
  • Cocoa butter (5 g)
  • Natural white beeswax (5 g)


Step 1

Lip balm preparation

We obtain the second crust of the elderberry and cut it into small pieces.

Step 2

Lip balm preparation

Cut the myrtle leaves into small pieces.

Step 3

Lip balm preparation

We heat the beeswax in a water bath until it melts.

Step 4

Lip balm preparation

Once the wax has melted, add the shea butter and cocoa butter.

Step 5

Lip balm preparation

Then we add the almond oil and the indicated plants.

Step 6

Lip balm preparation
Mix often and simmer for thirty minutes

Step 7

Lip balm preparation

strain, squeeze the strainer with a pestle to take advantage of all the oil.

Step 8

Lip balm preparation

Lastly, we only have to put it inside a little bottle or container.

Application: We apply on the lips when required.

Conservation: We keep in a cool and dry place.

Medicinal plants used in this natural remedy


It is a tree from which you can take advantage of all its parts: leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots.

It is widely used for pain, as anti-inflammatory, antiasthmatic, anticatarrhal, antiseptic, digestive, Vulnerary, etc.

We highlight its anticatarrhal use as the most widespread.


It is used as a digestive, astringent or for lung and bronchial conditions. Its fruits are used to make liquors and jams.

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