DIY Green Tea Lip Balm with Bigelow Tea

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March and April are my favorite times to go green with Saint Patrick’s Day, Earth Day approaching, and who can forget the much anticipated Spring! When we start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day, we immediately think of green everything even green tea, foods, etc… Green Tea is one of my favorite ways to enjoy tea. It has a nice subtle flavor for days when I want more tea but do not want a lot of caffeine. Bigelow Green Tea is available in original, lemon, pomegranate, mango, and so many more flavors. Bigelow Tea is found at many retailers including Walmart (my favorite place to stock up on tea).


Bigelow Tea values doing their part in being sustainable {click here to read more about it}. It inspires me that such a well-known brand makes the effort to be green. Remember going green doesn’t have to be difficult! I love to find ways to make green living naturally fit in our lifestyle. It means we will keep doing it! This year, I suggest we Green {Tea} our beauty routine with Bigelow Tea.


Making lip balm is a fun way to eliminate unhealthy ingredients in your household. The actual work doesn’t take to long; However, make sure to build in time for letting it steep {1 hour} and dry at the end {8 hours or so}. Let’s get started on making green tea lip balm!


I love using the double boiler method to make the process less messy. Using a small pan filled with water, place a mason jar in the pan. Add coconut oil to mason jar.

BigelowGreenTeaLipBalm2#adNow add 2 Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate bags (more if you want more subtle flavor and color). Allow coconut oil to melt and then turn down heat to low. Steep green tea for 1 hour.


While steeping, I open another tea bag and sprinkle some of the tea in the bottom of lip balm container. When steeping is done, remove tea bags and add beeswax and olive oil to finish melting ingredients.


Pour a thin layer on top of dry tea in bottom.


Then, allow it to dry before adding more of the liquid. The lip balm color intensifies some when it cools down and hardens.


Now fill up the rest of the container and allow to dry completely. This recipe is a moisturizing lip balm best applied with finger.

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DIY Green Tea Lip Balm
Green {Tea} your beauty routine with this light, moisturizing green tea lip balm
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 2 bags of Bigelow Green Tea flavor of choice
  • 1 tsp olive oil (or almond oil)
  • ½ oz of beeswax (1 TBSP)
  • optional: few drops of flavored oil and additional bag of green tea for bottom of lip balm
  1. Using double boiler method, fill pan with water and add a mason jar to pan.
  2. Place coconut oil and 2 tea bags in mason jar. Allow to melt. Then reduce heat to low to steep for 1 hour.
  3. Place a sprinkle of green tea in bottom of lip balm container from additional tea bag if desired while waiting on melting.
  4. Remove tea bags from mason jar. Now add beeswax and olive oil to mason jar. Melt completely.
  5. Pour a little bit of melted ingredients on top of tea in lip balm container (this keeps the tea in the bottom so lip balm is not chunky). Allow to cool.
  6. Pour rest of melted ingredients into lip balm container.
  7. Let lip balm cool for 8 hours or until lip balm hardens.



Now that I have shared how to “Green” {Tea} your beauty routine, I would love to hear ways you naturally add green to your household!


  1. Catherine S says

    This is such a great idea. I have never made my own lip balm. I can’t wait to make my own I always have green tea in my cabinet.

  2. Lisa Bristol says

    This sounds like it would be a great lip balm. I love trying DIY beauty recipes. I will have to make some this weekend.

  3. Debbie Fisher says

    I love green tea and this particular one is a family favorite. I’m curious what the reason/benefit is of the tea leaves in the bottom of the jar.

  4. Meredith says

    What would the shelf life of this be? I made some a few days ago and I absolutely love it, but I’m concerned that the tea may cause problems with the shelf life.

    • Natalie says

      Glad you like it! I usually use it up pretty quick. However if you are concerned about shelf life due to tea then I would leave the tea leaves out. I like them for the visual effect but not necessary!

  5. ERICA WEAVER says

    wow how cool i never thought of making my own lip balm and this looks so easy thanks for the recipe i am gonna try it out

  6. Jessica says

    What a wonderful idea for a flavor, everyone loves lip balms! They are so fun to make! About how many does this recipe make? Thank you so much for sharing this, I will definitely be trying it out!


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