Homemade Mango Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Heal your dry, chapped lips with this DIY lip balm recipe. This homemade mango honey lip balm is all-natural and only contains three ingredients. It will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.

Homemade mango honey lip balm displayed next to flower on counter.

DIY Lip Balm Recipe

Lip balm is one of the easiest products to make at home. It only takes a few ingredients and a very short amount of time.

Over the years I have made quite a bit of lip balm but I have never actually shared any of the recipes here.

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That’s mainly because the recipes weren’t my own. I’m subscribed to the Simply Earth recipe box and every now and then they will include a lip balm recipe in the box.

I highly recommend the Simply Earth recipe box for this exact reason. It is a great way to fill your home with all-natural, homemade products.

But a few months ago I finished up my last tube of homemade lip balm and decided to buy an “all-natural” lip balm from Target.

I’ve struggled with dry lips for so long and lip balm is a must-have for me.

I noticed after using this store-bought lip balm for a few weeks that my lips were not getting any better and the dryness actually seemed to be getting worse.

At this point, I had been eating a pro-metabolic diet for about a year and was well aware of the dangers of a high PUFA diet but I hadn’t really thought about how PUFAs in my skincare products might be negatively affecting my skin.

When I checked the ingredients in this “all-natural” lip balm they were indeed all-natural but they were also all super high in PUFAs.

In case you aren’t aware, PUFAs are polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are in so many foods, even in the so-called healthy foods. Foods high in PUFAs are listed below.

  • Sunflower oil
  • Corn oil
  • Canola oil
  • Fish oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Almond milk
  • And so much more!

PUFAs are also in many skincare products. Hemp oil, argan oil, rosehip oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, and safflower oil are all commonly used in skincare products and are all very high in PUFAs.

PUFAs are highly unstable and begin to oxidize when they are exposed to light, heat, and oxygen.

You can read this post – What Are PUFAs & Why You Should Avoid Them – to learn more but my point is I think the PUFAs in that lip balm were actually making my lips worse.

Especially because I spend a lot of time in the sun. I believe the sun is extremely beneficial and healing. But exposing your skin to sunlight when you eat a diet high in PUFAs or when your skin is covered in PUFAs can be a recipe for disaster.

So I decided to make a PUFA free homemade lip balm in hopes of healing my dry lips and I’m happy to report my lips have never been softer.

Within a week of using this homemade lip balm, my lips were completely healed.

How To Make Homemade Mango Honey Lip Balm

When it comes to my homemade skincare products I’m all about simplicity. The fewer ingredients the better and this recipe is no different.

You’ll need the following ingredients plus a lip balm tube like these.

Mango butter is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. It also forms a protective layer on the skin that helps to keep it moisturized.

Mango butter also contains many essential fatty acids such as palmitic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, and more.

And of course, it is extremely low in polyunsaturated fatty acids. You can click here to learn more about the benefits of mango butter.

I chose to add raw honey to this lip balm because it is packed with antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Honey also speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes.

And lastly, I chose to add vitamin E because of its well-known skin healing benefits. Vitamin E promotes cell turnover and regeneration which is crucial if you have dry, chapped lips.

I chose to leave essential oils out of this recipe for simplicity’s sake. Without essential oils, this lip balm is completely scent-free.

You can add a few drops of essential oil to the recipe if you like. Just steer clear of hot oils like cinnamon and clove and phototoxic oils.

DIY Mango Honey Lip Balm Recipe

The exact amounts for this recipe are below. This will make two full tubes of lip balm. You can easily multiply this recipe if you would like to create a bunch of lip balms in bulk.

This DIY mango honey lip balm is so easy to make. Simply use a double boiler to melt the mango butter. Once fully melted add the honey and vitamin E. Quickly mix together. Once fully blended carefully pour the mixture into the lip balm tubes.

Allow the lip balms to fully cool before using. This process will take a few hours if left at room temperature. You can put the lip balms in the fridge if you would like them to harden faster. They should be ready to use after about 45-60 minutes in the fridge.

If you don’t have a double boiler you can warm up some water in a saucepan and place a mason jar inside the saucepan. Add the mango butter to the mason jar to melt it fully and continue the recipe as directed above.

Before I purchased a double boiler I used to use the microwave to melt down my oils and butters but I don’t recommend that at all anymore.

Microwaves destroy vital nutrients in the oils and butters (and also in food for the matter). We definitely want the nutrients to stay intact because that’s what makes this lip balm so healing.

Microwaves are terrible. I really want to get rid of mine. But once again another post for another day.

Does Homemade Lip Balm Need Preservatives?

Vitamin E helps to preserve the lip balm and extend the shelf life. Since there is no water in this homemade lip balm there is no need to add any extra preservatives.

How Long Does Homemade Lip Balm Last?

As long as you don’t allow water to come into contact with the lip balm and you keep it stored in a cool dark area this lip balm should last at least 6 months. But be sure to use only fresh ingredients.

If you have a latex allergy I recommend doing some research before using mango butter. Often people with latex allergies are also allergic to mango butter.

If you are allergic to mango butter you can use shea butter instead.

Homemade Mango Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Homemade Mango Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Yield: 2 Tubes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Heal your dry, chapped lips with this DIY lip balm recipe. This homemade mango honey lip balm is all-natural and only contains three ingredients. It will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth.

Instructions

    1. Use a double boiler to melt a ½ tablespoon of mango butter.

    2. Once fully melted add a ½ teaspoon of honey and ⅛ teaspoon of vitamin E to the double boiler.

    3. Quickly mix together.

    4. Once fully blended carefully pour the mixture into the lip balm tubes.

    5. Allow lip balm to fully cool at room temperature for a few hours or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Notes

If you have a latex allergy I recommend doing some research before using mango butter. Often people with latex allergies are also allergic to mango butter.

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