This nourishing lemon skin balm smells like a lemon cookie and makes your skin buttery soft. Use it on chapped skin, cuticles or even on your lips for great moisture.Lemon skin balm - Just 3 ingredients & smells like a lemon cookie! Repin to save.

Homemade gifts are generally inexpensive and always thoughtful.

And homemade gifts do not have to be hard to make or cost a lot. Case in point, this skin balm that smells AMAZING. Like a lemon cookie, but without the sugar.

About The Ingredients

You’ll need just 3 ingredients to make this lemon skin balm: Coconut oil, beeswax, and lemon essential oil. Here’s where to find them:
  • Coconut oil – Available at any grocery store (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • Beeswax – A package of beeswax generally costs around $10. You can purchase at Whole Foods, natural food co-ops, craft stores, and online. The benefit of buying it at the food co-op in the bulk section is that you can buy just the amount you need.
  • Lemon essential oil – Available at Whole Foods, natural food co-ops or online.

The good news is that once you buy the beeswax and lemon oil, you can use these items to make other homemade skin and household products. All in all, a small container of lemon skin balm costs right around 25 cents to make. Lemon skin balm makes a great gift. 3 ingredients. Smells awesome. Repin to save.

Lemon Skin Balm Uses

This balm is a multi-tasker. Use it:
  • To sooth dry skin on the hands, elbows or heels
  • As a cuticle butter (to moisturize and soften cuticles)
  • As a lip balm (just reduce the lemon essential oil down to 10 drops)
  • After exfoliating with this gingerbread sugar scrub or lemon sugar scrub
This balm contains no questionable or unpronounceable ingredients, and is perfect for people on your gift list who like beauty products and/or natural products.
Make a batch to give as a Christmas gift – and don’t forget to keep some for yourself.

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Lemon skin balm makes a great gift. 3 ingredients. Smells awesome. Repin to save.

DIY Lemon Skin Balm

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Looking for a container to use? I always save free sample containers that I get at LUSH, Sephora, and similar stores. After I'm done with the sample, I clean them out and use them to house my favorite DIY beauty products and small amounts of body products to use on vacation.


  • 1/8 cup beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 20 drops lemon essential oil


  1. Place beeswax and coconut oil in a small saucepan over very low heat. Stir until the beeswax is melted, which will take just a minute or so.
  2. Once beeswax is melted, remove from heat and add lemon essential oil. Stir until combined.
  3. Pour mixture into containers. Allow to cool to harden.

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