coconut cranberry lip balm open tin

DIY Naturally Tinted Coconut Oil Lip Balm. Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

by Orissa Mora-Kent
Health Impact News

When there are so many reasons to smile, why should yours be painful, dry and cracked?

Your lips don’t have to suffer that way – with a little TLC you can keep your gorgeous smile on all year long, naturally!

Come learn how to handcraft small batches of shimmery, healthy lip balm – only 5 ingredients, 100 percent organic.

It’s deeply moisturizing and a pretty lovely touch to your beautiful smile!

What You’ll Need


  • tablespoon/teaspoon
  • grater
  • small pot
  • small bowl
  • cheesecloth
  • fine mesh sieve
  • small whisk
  • spoon
  • small glass jars, or repurposed mint tins


  • 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic cranberry powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic beetroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons organic shea butter
  • 1 teaspoon organic beeswax, grated (or you may use pellets)


  • If you prefer a darker shade, adjust amounts of cranberry + beetroot powders in increments of 1/2 tablespoon and 1/2 teaspoon, respectively.
  • Each batch makes approximately 3 ounces of lip balm.


coconut cranberry lip balm in tin

Repurposed tin – makes a good home for DIY lip balm. Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

What’s Behind Your Gorgeous Smile?

It’s what’s inside that counts, and that’s true for lip balm too. Hand-crafted, do-it-yourself goodness creates a lovely, bright smile – 100 percent guaranteed! Wearing gorgeous Naturally Tinted Coconut Oil Lip Balm is a nice touch, also!

See what’s inside:

coconut oil and shea butter

Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

cranberry and beetroot powders

Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

organic beeswax

Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

Making Your First Batch of Balm

On medium heat, melt coconut oil on stovetop. Turn off heat, immediately add cranberry and beetroot powders, stirring until fully incorporated. Add beeswax and allow to melt, stir again.

Set aside to cool. It’s during this time that the cranberry and beetroot powders will infuse the coconut oil with a natural tint- about 30 minutes.

Then, using cheesecloth and a fine mesh sieve, strain infused coconut oil into a small bowl. Squeeze the cheesecloth firmly to extract all of the oil and then discard the cheesecloth.

straining infused coconut oil

Straining the berry infused coconut oil through cheesecloth. Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

Grin and Wear It!

After straining, you’ll be left with a lovely, glossy, naturally tinted oil – now pour this oil back into the pot and warm it up again – then remove from heat and stir in the shea butter. You’re almost done.

Pour balm mixture back into small bowl and set in your refrigerator to quickly cool it – about 15 to 20 minutes. When you remove the balm from your fridge, vigorously whip the mixture with a small whisk. It should fluff up to resemble the consistency of cake icing.

Spoon finished balm into container of your choice – Note: Depending on the temperature, the balm will change from a soft, whipped consistency to either a harder, more firm balm or a silkier, smoother balm. Best kept out of direct heat.

Now, all that’s left to do is wear it!

display of coconut cranberry lip balm

Naturally tinted coconut lip balm. Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

As someone wise once said,

“Be pretty,

Pretty kind,

Pretty funny,

Pretty smart,

Pretty strong.”

Smiles never go out of style! Use often. Smile often. Repeat often.

coconut cranberry lip balm with powders

Kiss chapped lips goodbye forever! Image by Orissa Mora-Kent.

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