DIY Plant-based Matcha Lip Balm


DIY Plant-based Matcha Lip Balm

Keep your lips on point with this moisturizing plant-based matcha lip balm. Matcha Lip Balm is a fun DIY project to gift during the holidays because they're made with sooo matcha love.

You can get creative with your Matcha Lip Balm by adding your favorite essential oils like peppermint or lavender essential oil. I decided to leave this recipe unscented because my lips are sensitive to essential oils.



Makes approximately 16 tubes of lip balm

  • 2 tbs Candelilla Wax
  • 2 tbs Shea Butter
  • 3 tbs Mango Butter
  • 1 tbs Cocoa butter
  • 1 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbs Avocado Oil
  • 1 tsp Barista Grade Matcha (this is the grade I opted for, you can absolutely use our Culinary Grade Matcha)
  • (optional) 2 tsp Manuka Honey (avoid adding honey if you'd like your lip balm to be completely vegan)
  • (optional) 10 drops of your fave essential oils

Other items needed

  • Lip balm tubes, tins, or glass containers (this is the one I used - I was able to make 16 tubes of lip balm with this recipe)
  • Glass pipettes


  1. Place an inch of water into the bottom pan of your double boiler and turn on medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Let the containers cool off for a few hours. Place the tops back on.

Give them as gifts or keep a stock of matcha lip balm somewhere safe in your house — you'll never need to buy lip balm again :)


FAQ: Does the matcha lip balm taste like matcha?

No it doesn't taste like matcha. This recipe wasn't intended for the matcha flavor to come through, instead the matcha adds a beautiful green hue to your lip balm. If you want your lip balms to taste like matcha, I suggest adding another teaspoon or two to your mixture. Proceed with caution though, if you decide to add more matcha... just know that your lips may be left with a green tint. If that's the look you're going for, you'll be happy. Do you!


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I hope you enjoy crafting this recipe in your home.


Matcha gratitude,

Jules & the Jade Leaf Matcha Team