Best Essential Oil Combinations for Lip Balms Made at Home

What are the best essential oil combinations for lip balms? Making your own lip balm is super fun and the best part is that you have a lot of space to be creative. Adding essential oils can help add a great scent or flavor but it can also have some added health benefits if you do your research.

When it comes to making or using essential oil lip balms, some people prefer to stick to one essential oil only, but you certainly don’t have to do that. You can mix and match different essential oils to create your own signature scent or to maximize the health benefits of the oils you choose.

When using essential oils for lip balms, however, be sure that you only choose essential oils that are safe for topical use on the delicate skin of your lips. Even though essential oils are natural, not all of them are safe to be applied topically and cause some side effects like rashes, inflammation, and even respiratory issues. Always do your research before trying a new essential oil, and we also recommend patch testing the oil before adding it to your lip balm.

Why Do Lips Get Dry and Cracked?

Before we dive into the best combinations of essential oils for lip balms, let’s first explore why lips get chapped in the first place. Even if it might feel random to you, there is actually a reason why your lips are always super cracked and dry. The main reason that lips get chapped is due to temperature and humidity. The less humidity present in the air means that your lips aren’t getting as much atmospheric moisture, and low humidity tends to correlate with lower temperatures.

This isn’t the only cause, though. If you have dry lips in warm environments you may want to look into the following causes.


Even though we’re supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, many people fall short of this goal and are actually a bit dehydrated. Staying well hydrated can help keep your lips from being chapped and also help give them a fuller, more supple appearance.

Dry Air

A lot of warm places have low humidity, and this can cause dry lips. To combat this, many experts recommend using a humidifier in your home if you live in an arid climate. This is especially helpful when used at night.

Nutrient Deficiency

Sometimes your lips may be chronically dry because you aren’t getting enough of a certain vitamin or mineral. Vitamin B9, B2, B6, and B12 deficiencies can all cause dry lips.

Mouth Breathing

Congestion or a deviated septum can both cause mouth breathing, and in turn this can cause dry, chapped lips. As air passes in and out of your mouth it dries the moisture on your lips out completely.

Best Essential Oil Combinations for Lip Balms

Here are some of the best essential oils to use on your lips or in lip balms, either on their own or in a combination.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil is super calming and is frequently used to help people relax. Additionally, this is a really hydrating oil that’s great to use on your lips to moisturize or treat cracked and bleeding lips.

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile oil has excellent anti-inflammatory properties that make it great for helping swollen and painful chapped lips.

Frankincense Essential Oil

This awesome oil conditions your lips and helps make them smoother with prolonged use.

  • One of our favorite combinations is mixing frankincense oil with lavender oil and adding these to a carrier oil to make your home made lip balm.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil has a cooling and soothing effect on your painful chapped lips.

  • This is another great one to combine peppermint with lavender oil— this combo doubles the soothing and calming benefits of both.

Rose Essential Oil

Rose oil is a great calming essential oil that can help moisturize and heal your cracked lips.

  • Try pairing rose oil with chamomile oil for a floral and calming blend.

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium oil helps heal cracked and painful lips by promoting blood flow to the area and soothing the damaged skin.

  • This is great when combined with calming rose oil or lavender oil.

Sweet Almond Oil

Lastly, a great option is sweet almond oil with can help moisturize lips and prevent them from chapping. This oil helps rejuvenate your lips and remove dead and dry skin.

  • Combine this with some peppermint oil for a nourishing and delicious blend that really packs a healing punch.

Wrapping Up Lip Balm Essential Oil Combinations

In closing making your own lip balm is a fun, easy way to ensure you have the perfect lip balm for your needs. In addition, making your own lip balm allows you to control the ingredients and customize the scent and flavor. Today, we'll share a few essential oil combinations that work well in lip balms. Essential oils provide many benefits for lips, including hydration, protection from the sun's rays, and healing of chapped or dry lips. Give these combinations a try and let us know what you think!

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About the Author: Jenni Mac

Hi, I’m Jenni! I am a health and beauty blogger that loves making homemade beauty products. I have been blogging for over three years now, my first blog is - it is all about natural products, DIY skin care, inner beauty, and anything else to do with natural living.

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