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Spiced Chai Lip Balm Recipe


I love chai tea and the way the spices in a chai tea smell. I have been making my own lip balm for years now, usually I just put my All Purpose Salve on my lips, but I wanted something a little “fancier” so I created a delicious Spiced Chai Lip Balm recipe that I know you will enjoy.

I wanted to stay away from citrus essential oils because they are photo toxic and it is the summer! You can easily double or triple this recipe to make extras to give away to your friends!

A NOTE OF ESSENTIAL OILS: I only recommend therapeutic-grade essential oils. You can purchase therapeutic-grade essential oils at wholesale cost (CLICK HERE to learn more!).

DIY Spiced Chai Lip Balm

makes 10 3ml jars


  • 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cacao Butter or Raw Shea Butter (can leave this ingredient out in the winter but it helps hold the balm together during the hot summer months)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Beeswax Pastilles
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Castor Oil for shine
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • Essential Oils: 4 drops of Cinnamon Bark or Cassia, 4 drops of Ginger, and 4 drops of Clove. You can also substitute Black Pepper essential oil and/or Coriander Essential oil if you want! (where to buy)
  • Small Containers or reused lip balm tubes


  1. Add the coconut oil to a small pan and simmer till melted.
  2. Add the beeswax pellets and cacao/or shea butter and simmer for about 5-10 minutes till melted.
  3. Add the castor oil. Stir and remove from stove.
  4. Let sit till the mixture is warm to the touch, but not thick. It’s easier to pour into containers when it is still liquid.
  5. Add in the vanilla and essential oils. Stir.
  6. Pour into your containers and enjoy!

Spiced Chai Lip Balm www.thepaleomama.com

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22 Responses to Spiced Chai Lip Balm Recipe

  1. barbara August 7, 2014 at 2:33 am #

    Just so enjoy your emails when they come in. In South Africa, We do not have good access to the ingredients you mention and if we do, they are very expensive. We are pensioners and so have to count our money twice over and perhaps one day, will be able to afford to order directly from you.
    Keep going, you are amazing.

  2. Rachel @ Grok Grub August 27, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    I love chai tea, I’d be trying to snack on this all the time while wearing it… 😉

  3. Michelle September 9, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Hello! I was just wondering if you sell any of your products! Would love to try this lip balm, salve and the pain rub!

  4. Kirsten October 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Can you substitute the castor oil with vitamin E oil?

  5. Talia November 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    Did you have any issues with the vanilla extract mixing with the rest of the ingredients?

    • The Paleo Mama January 5, 2015 at 10:47 am #

      I do sometimes…I just try to keep mixing it when I pour it into the containers.

  6. Talia November 17, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    Did you have any trouble mixing in the vanilla extract?

  7. ALisha November 21, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    can you use cassia instead of cinnamon?

  8. Tara Jane December 5, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    I am addicted to chapstick. I don’t really know why but I’ve just become accustomed to it and now I can’t stand being without it. A few years ago I realized how terrible most of the mainstream brands were. They are full of parabens and yucky stuff that I don’t want in my mouth. I was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease so its pretty difficult to find lip products that specifically says they are gluten free. I have never made my own lip balm but this looks so easy! I am definitely going to give it a try! Thanks so much!

  9. Denise December 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Its ok to put essential oils in these plastic pots? Sometimes I read that essential oils and plastics do not mix…


    • The Paleo Mama January 5, 2015 at 10:37 am #

      It’s very diluted with the cacao butter and coconut oil. So it’s fine.

  10. Taylor January 4, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    it doesn’t burn the lips does it? I’d be a little hesitant about using such strong essential oils

  11. Amber January 15, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    Do you know if all of these ingredients would be considered hypoallergenic?

  12. DavetteB March 11, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    I just made a batch of vanilla chai infused oil and I’m going to use it for this!
    It smells delicious.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. nancy April 9, 2016 at 1:47 am #

    do you use the clear vanilla extract or the original vanilla

  14. Jackie Ritz May 23, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    Make sure it is pure vanilla

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