This lip balm will be popular with vegans and non vegans alike, with healing properties of calendula.

Many people today are steering away from the use of animal products in their lip balms, and also prefer something suiting the vegan population as well. This recipe should please everyone.

Before you attempt to make this lip balm....
Frustration can be avoided by having some calendula infused olive oil on hand. This can be made by putting dried calendula flowers in a glass jar and covering the contents with olive oil of your choice. Leave this to sit for a few days in a warm place such as a window sill. If you are in a desperate hurry for the oil place the same ingredients in a saucepan and place on very low heat for a couple of hours. The idea here is to gently warm the oil to get the goodness out of the calendula. Too much heat will succeed in frying them, rendering it useless. If you prefer our calendula infused sunflower oil can also be used as a substitute product.



  1. Melt waxes and oils over low heat until all ingredients are liquid.  Allow to cool slightly
  2. Flavour if required.
  3. Pour into tubes or pots and allow to set and cool completely before sealing.

by Kerry Pearson
Heirloom Body Care

If you would prefer a lip balm recipe that uses beeswax as an ingredient try our Vegetarian Lip Balm Recipe

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comments (4)

  • Kerry Pearson

    Hi Lisa,

  • Lisa

    Hi, could you use calendula infused sunflower oil instead of olive oil? Thanks

  • Kerry Pearson

    No, you cant do a straight swap as candelilla is much harder than beeswax. Try using 10gm candelilla instead and see what the consistency comes out with and adjust from there.

  • Renae

    Can the 20g candelilla wax be simply substituted out for 20g beeswax in this recipe for a non vegan version?

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