We Said No to Artificial Food Dye!
Homemade All Natural Lip Balm

My sweet girl has a terrible allergy to artificial food dye. She has thrown up, had terrible rashes and even passed out due to this awful affliction. lipbalm1

Red and yellow food dyes in particular cause terrible reactions for her not only physically but emotionally as well. Even worse, they are in EVERYTHING. Things that you would never thing of like clear hand soap, almost all frosting, chocolate pudding, canned biscuits and pickles. The list goes on and on.

Although we tried to eat healthy before we had to change the way we did things. We really learned to pay attention to ingredient labels. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as it seems many times they are disguised with clever names. Luckily, we have a shrewd little lady and she has learned to read labels right along with us. She is so great about asking for information and letting people know what she can and cannot have. In reality it has turned out to be a blessing. Who needs all of that nonsense anyway?!?

We have decided to say no to artificial dyes in foods and cosmetics! We have found there are many alternatives to the things she can’t have. We have even found many things we can make ourselves. This is a win-win as it counts as science for homeschool and we know she is getting an amazing all natural product. One of our new favorites is homemade lip balm. We have included the recipe below and hope you love it as much as we do!
Homemade lip balm ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon natural beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon African Shea butter
  • 2 tablespoon sweet almond oil
  • 20 drops essential oil (we used orange and peppermint)
  • small plastic containers (we ordered ours on Amazon)
  • stickers to label.


  • Bring water to a boil in a small pot on stove top
  • In a glass measuring cup, mix coconut oil, sweet almond oil, African Shea butter, and beeswax
  • Put the glass measuring cup inside the pot of boiling water and melt ingredients while stirring
  • Remove from the heat and use about 20 drops of the essential oil and stir
  • Pour into containers right away
  • Refrigerate for a few hours

What have you been making?


Leave a Comment

20 Comments on "We Said No to Artificial Food Dye!
Homemade All Natural Lip Balm"

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

This is great! I try to either make everything or buy it handmade from a farmer’s market or local store. Plus when you make it with love you get all the positive energy from it, too.



WOW…sorry she has such a bad allergy to dyes…i know it’s like sugar, when you try to eliminate it you realize it’s in EVERYTHING.

The lip balm recipe looks great.


This is pretty neat! I have always wanted to make my own beauty products.


oh wow I love everything what is homemade so I need to tr to do this lip balm


I love a good DIY beauty products. This lip balm looks very interesting. I like that it’s natural.