Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm

Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm | With Lovely,

The best way to get berry-kissed lips? Actual berries!

Make this summery blackberry tinted lip balm from a couple of fresh (or frozen) blackberries and a bit of chapstick. Easy peasy!

DIY Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm | With Lovely,


  • 2 or 3 blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • about 1/2 stick chapstick
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

DIY Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm | With Lovely,


  1. Place blackberries in a small bowl and microwave for about 20 seconds or until mostly liquid (stovetop works too, if you prefer). 
  2. Strain berries through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds and any grainy bits.
  3. Place chapstick in a small bowl. I used about 1/2 stick total (made up of a few on-their-last-legs chapsticks), but you can do this with any amount you’d like.
  4. Heat chapstick until soft but not quite melted. Don’t worry if it melts, though – just put it in the freezer for a few minutes and it will harden up pretty quickly.
  5. Add about 1 tsp of berry juice and mix with a fork until uniform. More berry juice will lead to a deeper stain and a softer lip balm; less will make a more natural-looking tinted chapstick.
  6. Optional: add a bit of coconut oil for a soft shine. I used about 1 part coconut oil to 2 parts chapstick.
  7. Transfer your blackberry tinted lip balm to an empty chapstick tube or lip balm tin. If you choose a tube, I found it worked best to start with it wound all the way up, fill carefully using a small knife, and wind the tube slowly down as I filled. Note: Adding coconut oil will lower the melting point, so if you choose to add it, it’s best to keep your lip balm in a tin or store your tube in the fridge (unless you live somewhere really cold).

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10 Comments on Blackberry Tinted Lip Balm

    • With Lovely,
      AugAug/SatSat/2013 at 7:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Adrianne! I’ve kept mine in the fridge (I added coconut oil and put it in a chapstick tube, so it gets a bit melty otherwise), so I haven’t had any problems, but I’d guess even out of the fridge it should keep for at least a month if not longer – there’s not much blackberry in it and the chapstick/coconut oil won’t spoil for quite awhile

  1. Meghan
    JulJul/TueTue/2014 at 8:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Your lip balm is sooo yummy!! I just made it fresh! Thanks for this post.

    • With Lovely,
      JulJul/FriFri/2014 at 8:27 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Meghan! I’m glad you liked it!

  2. shuer
    MayMay/TueTue/2015 at 2:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi, thank you for sharing the simple way of making natural lip stain.

    by the way, what is the shaft life of the lip balm?

  3. Meaghan
    SepSep/TueTue/2015 at 5:01 pm (2 years ago)

    This worked really well! it came out kind of like a thick gloss and was a bright red. Can i use strawberry’s?

    • With Lovely,
      NovNov/SatSat/2015 at 10:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Great! Strawberries should work, but will likely be less of a stain and more of a tint, as the color is less saturated. You could also try cooking them down a bit so it’s more concentrated.

  4. Erika
    JanJan/FriFri/2016 at 12:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks great! I’m wondering how long the chapstick lasts (shelf life) with the berry juice in them -being that there are no preservatives.
    -Cant wait to make it, thanks!

  5. Anna
    JanJan/SunSun/2016 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I like the idea but surely it would go off quickly because of the blackberries? Especially in hot weather.


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