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Matcha Lip Balm Recipe
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DIY Vegan Lip Balm with Matcha

Keep your lips smooth and supple during dry winter days with this moisturizing plant-based matcha lip balm.
Prep Time10 mins
Cooling time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Natural Beauty
Keyword: skincare
Yield: 16 lip balms
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $10


  • Lip balm tubes, tins, or glass containers
  • Glass pipettes



  • Place an inch of water into the bottom pan of your double boiler and turn on medium heat.
  • Place all ingredients (except your essential oils - if you're adding them) into the top pan or glass of your double boiler. Allow melt for a few minutes. Be sure not to get any water in your mixture.
  • When all ingredients are melted, stir well and remove from heat. Keep your top pan or glass on top of your double boiler. Sift matcha into your mixture. Mix for 2-3 minutes until you break up all of the tiny matcha clumps. Note: sifting your matcha is an important step to avoid having large clumps of matcha in your mixture.
  • Use a glass dropper or pipette to quickly fill your containers. Fill each lip balm tube/container to the top. This part needs to be done quickly to avoid your mixture solidifying inside of your glass dropper or pipette. If your mixture solidifies in your double boiler, simply place it back on the heat and melt for a few minutes.
  • Let the containers cool off for a few hours. Place the tops back on.


Feel free to adjust the ratio of ingredients however you like. As long as there are more hard oils (shea butter, coconut oil, candelilla wax, cocoa butter) to soft oils (avocado oil, essential oil), it will harden at room temperature.
And if you definitely want to keep your lip balm vegan, omit the honey entirely. But for extra healing oomph, you can't go wrong with adding Manuka honey.