New and Improved Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

Two years ago, our amazing aromatherapists created the original Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe, and it was a hit!

It seems like yesterday when everyone was so excited to make their own homemade lip balm with one of Simply Earth’s most famous holiday blends, Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend. Now, we’re redoing the recipe with a SWEET NEW TWIST!

New to the recipe is Lime Essential Oil! Lime Essential Oil is perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Its fresh, citrusy, sweet, and slightly tart aroma provides a fun element to any recipe. The uplifting aroma of the essential oils in this recipe is perfect for the holidays when we all need an extra energy source with all the business that comes with the season.

This recipe is also an awesome gift idea! Add your own personal touch by decorating the lip balm tubes for whoever your gift is going to.

What I Love About This Lip Balm Recipe

There’s so much to love about this recipe that it’s hard to name just one thing. Aside from its sweet, invigorating aroma, I love how this recipe helps my lips recover from the harsh winter that makes my lips dry and chapped. All of the ingredients in this recipe are very soothing and moisturizing, while not being too greasy or heavy to wear on the lips.

What’s in This Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe?


We used 100% Certified Organic Beeswax for this recipe. The beeswax help to make the recipe more firm so it doesn’t melt too quickly upon application. Also, as a natural emulsifier, beeswax helps retain moisture on the lips which makes it perfect either through the cold winds of winter.

Solid Coconut Oil

Like Beeswax, Solid Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature which helps this lip balm recipe retain its shape. Everyone knows coconut oil is just amazing for anything! Surely, it will soften and nourish your dry lips.

Almond Oil

Almond Oil is a really great ingredient to use in a lip balm. It is a lightweight oil which means it’s not too oily or heavy on the lips, while still being very highly moisturizing. It will help make your lips smooth and supple any time of the year!

Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend

We of course added our famous Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend in this lip balm recipe. It has the perfect Christmas Caney Cane aroma.

Lime Essential Oil

To make this sweet recipe even sweeter, we added Lime Essential Oil. Lime also has a sweet, candy-like aroma, so combining this oil with the Candy Cane Blend gives off a light, uplifting effect to anyone using the lip balm. It will smell so good you’ll want to eat it.

Please note that Lime is a phototoxic oil. This means it can cause skin to be extremely sensitive sunlight. In the amounts used in this recipe, Lime Essential Oil is unlikely to have phototoxic effects. However, use caution before using this recipe and spending time in direct sunlight.

Lip Balm Tubes

Simply Earth lip balm tubes guarantee easy storage and application for all lip balm recipes.

Things to Remember When Using This Lip Balm

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

If you are pregnant, consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

Simply Earth New and Improved Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe


  • 1 tsp beeswax

  • ½ Tbsp coconut oil (solid)

  • 1 tsp almond oil

  • 4 drops Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend

  • 1 drop Lime Essential Oil†

  • 2 lip balm tubes


  • Melt together the beeswax, coconut oil, and almond oil in a double boiler (or in a microwave using short intervals). 
  • Once the mixture is just melted, add essential oils and stir.
  • Pour lip balm into tubes. If the mixture becomes too solid to pour, gently remelt it.
  • Add a label. To use, apply to lips to help moisturize them.


  • † Lime Essential Oil and some of the citrus oils in Candy Cane Essential Oil Blend are phototoxic. However, these oils are unlikely to have phototoxic effects in the amounts used in this recipe. To be safe, use caution when entering direct sunlight for 24 hours after use.

A Great Gift for Someone With a Sweet Tooth!

A lip balm recipe as good as this one MUST be shared! This new and improved Candy Cane Lip Balm will make you the best gift-giver for Christmas or any special occasion. Your friends and family will love these thoughtful, handmade gifts. What do you think about this recipe? Are you excited to try it out? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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