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How to Make Cannabis Lip Balm (CBD or THC)

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Discover the benefits of Cannabis-Infused Lip Balm for your skin & anxiety and learn how to make your own cannabis lip balm at home with CBD or THC and a few simple ingredients for a soothing, relaxing lip balm you and your lips will love!

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Does Cannabis Lip Balm Really Work?

Take a moment to imagine this scenario

You’re sitting in a waiting room, anxiously awaiting the first interview for that new job you really want.

You’re nervous, you feel your heart fluttering in your chest and you anxiously fiddle with whatever you can find in your hand to hold on to.

And then you remember, you have your CBD lip balm sitting in your purse. You pull it out and put it on. 

You soothe your lips with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and beeswax while you conveniently and discretely soothe your anxious energy with a microdose of high-quality CBD.

And whether it be the CBD kicking in, or the simple act of self-care, you immediately begin to feel a sense of calm and your anxiety melts away.

Your calmness turns into confidence as your heartbeat returns to a slow and steady pace.

The secretary walks in and calls your name. You stand up, confident, and eager to ace your interview.

Whether it be waiting to ace that next interview or sitting in the car getting ready to mentally prepare yourself for picking up the kids from school, applying cannabis lip balm will quickly become your new favorite 10-second calming routine.

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Using CBD Lip Balm For Anxiety

As a Holistic Cannabis Practitioner, one of the most common questions I get from new students who are looking to incorporate CBD into their lifestyle is:

I’m scared – where do I even start?

This is especially true if they’re using CBD to manage anxiety. 

For first-time cannabis users who truly just want to dip their toe into the vast world of using cannabis for health and wellness, cannabis lip balm is a great place to start.

Cannabis lip balm offers a microdose of cannabis directly through the skin via topical application.

If you decide to make your own cannabis or CBD lip balm at home using the recipe below, you will be able to choose whether or not you want to include CBD, THC, or both into your final product.

For my students who use cannabis to manage anxiety, it is a personal choice as to whether or not they decide to use CBD or THC.

Some people are able to better manage their anxiety with CBD only, while others need THC.

If you’re brand new to cannabis, I recommend starting with CBD first and assessing your experience before moving on to THC options.


Topical cannabis products come in many different forms including cannabis-infused oils, cannabis creams, cannabis salves, cannabis bath balms, and even cannabis-infused personal arousal products.

When cannabis is applied directly to the skin, also known as topical application or absorption, cannabinoids like CBD or THC are able to penetrate directly into the epidermis. 

Topicals have a more pronounced effect at the application site itself, rather than systemically throughout the body.

The typical onset for topically applied cannabis is 30-60 minutes and has an average duration of 2-4 hours.


One question I always get from my students is, ‘does hemp lip balm get you high’?

In short, the answer is no. 

The topical applications of cannabis are very popular among users because it delivers a non-psychoactive, localized anti-inflammatory response to wherever the balm or cream is applied.

The cannabinoid THC does not reach the bloodstream through topical application, meaning users will not experience a ‘high’ associated with product use. 


While this cannabis balm has been specifically designed to be used on the lips, it can also be used on other areas of the body or skin as well.

My clients most often use cannabis topicals to manage minor ailments like bug bites, scratches, and scrapes, along with more common skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea.

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You can purchase CBD lip balm just about anywhere from the hair salon to the gas station these days, but my students prefer to make their own topicals at home because they can control the ingredients and adjust the dosages to their own personal needs.

A good homemade cannabis lip balm should start with the highest quality ingredients for the best end result.

If you’re unsure about how to choose a quality cannabis product, be sure to follow my 4-Step REAL Method for Choosing a Safe CBD Product here.

In this recipe, I choose the natural combination of coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and my broad-spectrum CBD concentrate.

This combination results in the perfect consistency and offers a natural form of sun protection, without all of the harsh chemicals commonly found in sunscreen products.

The final product applies smoothly, can be customized with your favorite essential oils or herbs, and will leave your lips feeling soft and moisturized.

This homemade lip balm may even become your new favorite addition to your self-care routine.

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There are many benefits of applying coconut oil directly to the skin.

Coconut oil contains one of the highest concentrations of saturated fats in the form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) – mostly in the form of lauric acid.

Lauric acid has been recognized for its natural antimicrobial properties, along with antibacterial, antiviral, and anticarcinogenic properties as well. 

This is what makes infused coconut oil an ideal natural remedy for many common conditions when used topically or ingested.

For this recipe, you can choose to use traditional coconut oil or cannabis-infused coconut oil, depending on the strength and potency of your desired final product.


Shea butter, a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, is a popular ingredient used in topical and cosmetic products for centuries.

It is believed that shea butter has the ability to help soothe and moisturize dry, cracked skin,  help with eczema, psoriasis, and similar skin irritations, and even boost collagen production and help fade scars.

Click here to order organic Shea Butter for this recipe.


Beeswax is just that, the natural wax produced by bees. It has been used for centuries in a variety of applications, including cosmetics and skincare.

Beeswax is popular for many reasons, including the fact that it carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are ideal for helping to soothe sore lips. 

Click here to purchase Organic Beeswax for this recipe.

Note: Because this recipe contains beeswax, it is not vegan-friendly. We have not tried these alternatives, but you can try to substitute soy wax for the beeswax in order to make a vegan lip balm recipe. 


Essential oils allow you to customize this recipe to your desired flavor.

The most important thing to do is to ensure that you are using a food-grade safe essential oil that is safe to consume orally. 

For this recipe, we chose to use Bergamot essential oil for a mild flavor, but you can also use citrus oils like lemon or orange, or floral oils like lavender essential oil.

Peppermint essential oil is also a popular choice for a minty alternative. 

Click here to purchase Bergamot essential oil for this recipe.


My full-spectrum CBD concentrate is preferred by many of my clients for a completely THC-free option.

This CBD concentrate can be used as a topical for making bath & body products like this lip balm, or food preparation like these homemade CBD gummies.

This 500mg CBD Concentration has been formulated into a 1milliliter syringe using 100% all-natural hemp terpenes. 

Click here to purchase CBD Concentrate for this recipe.

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With all of these natural ingredients together in this one CBD lip balm recipe, there are many positive effects associated with using this CBD lip balm.

This CBD lip balm may have the following effects:

  • Help soothe chapped lips
  • Soothe cracked or sore lips
  • Moisturize and heal lips


There are many different ways to make cannabis lip balm or cannabis chapstick and you will need to make some decisions as to how you want your final product to turn out.

Do you want it made in traditional chapstick tubes or glass lip balm containers? Do you want it to contain any THC or just CBD? 

Below you will find some of the most popular variations from my readers and clients who all agree that the best CBD lip balm is the one you make yourself. 


By definition, chapstick is a small stick of a cosmetic substance used to prevent the chapping of the lips. Chapstick is also a brand name of specific lip balm. 

For the purpose of this recipe, the only difference between the chapstick and lip balm will be in how they are packaged and presented. The cannabis chapstick we make this way will come in a small, cylindrical tube.

You can get these really easy-to-use chapstick making kits.

This chapstick crafting kit includes an easy filling tray and spatula to help you fill empty lip balm tubes in bulk, quickly and easily.

The kit comes with 50 BPA free tubes with caps, and 50 stickers so you can make your own label. 

Simply pair the recipe below with your chapstick making craft kit, adjust to your desired preferences, and enjoy!

How to Make Hemp Chapstick

Hemp oil and CBD oil are technically two different things. Hemp seed oil does not naturally contain CBD or any other cannabinoid.

If you’re still unclear, click here to learn about the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil

Hemp seed oil has many health benefits when consumed or used topically, which is why one would want to make a hemp-infused chapstick in the first place.

Click here to learn more about the health benefits of hemp seed oil.

If you want to make a hemp chapstick that contains NO THC and NO CBD, you can use 1 milliliter of hemp seed oil in place of the 1 milliliter of CBD concentrate.

How to Make CBD Chapstick

To make a CBD chapstick, simply use the chapstick craft kit, the recipe below, and choose a CBD oil or concentrate of your choice.

I prefer to use CBD concentrate over traditional CBD oil in this recipe because it is easier to get a higher concentration of CBD into the chapstick without the extra volume associated with a carrier oil. 

You can use a traditional CBD oil in this recipe, but be sure to adjust your coconut oil volume if you are changing the volume of CBD oil to be over 1 milliliter.

If you’re using a CBD oil, you may need to use more than 1 milliliter to get your desired concentration of CBD. For this reason, we recommend sticking with the CBD concentrate

How to Make Weed Chapstick

Weed chapstick is just the same as above but presumably contains THC as well.

You can choose to use any type of cannabis oil or concentrate that you have, whether they have THC or CBD. 

Choosing to use THC is a personal choice.

If you have easy access to THC oil or THC concentrates, waxes, shatters or dabs, it may be easier to create a THC-infused lip balm following this recipe. 

How to Make Marijuana Lip Balm

See how to make weed chapstick above.

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How to Make CBD Lip Balm

By definition, lip balm is a preparation applied to soothe sore or cracked lips.

For the purpose of this recipe, the only difference between the chapstick and lip balm will be in how they are packaged and presented.

The cannabis lip balm will come in a small, wide-mouth glass container.

When making lip balm at home, we recommend these glass containers and a small pipette to make the process easier.

Remember that the size of the lip balm container you chose to use will end up playing a role in the final concentration of each product.

What Does Hemp Lip Balm Do?

Whether you’re using hemp seed oil or CBD hemp oil in your lip balm, there are still many health benefits associated with hemp.

Hemp lip balm helps to soothe sore, cracked, and chapped lips, moisturize and restore healthy skin. 

Can You Use This Homemade CBD Lip Balm on Kids?

Making the decision to incorporate cannabis into your child’s routine is a decision to be made between you and your trusted healthcare provider.

When working with my students, I often recommend that the topical application of CBD be the first line of cannabis intervention because the cannabinoids do not move directly into the bloodstream.

This is often a good first place to start when using cannabis with children but is not right for everyone.

Consult with your healthcare provider before making any decisions about using CBD on your child.

Is Chapstick Edible?

No, we do not recommend this chapstick for oral consumption, only for topical application.

Are You New to Consuming Cannabis Edibles? Be sure to read my Beginners Guide to Consuming Cannabis Edibles before getting started to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience!

Do They Put Glass in Chapstick?

There are rumors that traditional lip balm may contain glass. When you make your own cannabis lip balm at home, you ensure there is no glass in your final product. 

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Homemade Cannabis Lip Balm Recipe

Yield: 12-15 containers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $25

Learn how to make your own cannabis lip balm at home with CBD or THC and a few simple ingredients for a soothing, relaxing lip balm or chapstick you (and your lips) will love!


  1. Add water to the bottom portion of the double boiler and place over medium-high heat. Add the shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil to the top portion of the double boiler. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle3
  2. Allow the ingredients to melt and then bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle
  3. When the mixture begins to boil, turn off the heat and stir in your essential oil of choice and your desired amount of CBD cocncentrate. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle3
  4. Prepare your chapstick containers or lip balm containers by removing the tops and placing them on a solid surface to be filled. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle
  5. Using a pipette or similar tool, gently transfer the hot liquid into the lip balm or chapstick containers. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle
  6. Allow the containers to rest and cool for 15 minutes before sealing with the top. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle
  7. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Cannabis CBD Lip Balm Emily Kyle


*You can use lip balm containers OR chapstick tubes, but you don't need both.

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