Lip balm – Goat’s Milk

Lip balm – Goat’s Milk

This recipe shows you how to make your own lip balm with simple ingredients including powdered goat's milk. You can also substitute the goat's milk for other powdered milk if you like.

What you need

1 oz (28 g) Shea Butter
1 oz (28 g) Beeswax
1 oz (28 g) Organic Goats Milk Powder
.3 oz (8 g) Olive Oil
.9 (oz 25 g) Vitamin E Oil
1 oz (28 g) Apricot Oil or substitute for other oil


The Goat’s milk in this recipe will leave your lips soft and smooth.

Start by using a double boiler to melt down the shea butter and beeswax. Once the solids are melted stir in the remaining oils and then the goat’s milk powder. Whisk well to break down any lumps from the goats milks. Once cooled pour into a small container and enjoy!!

Ensure all containers are sterile by boiling them to prevent contamination of your lip balm or chapstick. If you wish to dye this balm you can use a cosmetic coloring available from homemade body product supply stores. You can also use a small amount of store-bought lipstick to tint the balm. Alternatively, you can also use colored beeswax or candle dye as it is being used in such a small quantity it will not stain or harm your skin.

This recipe will yield around 20 Small lip balm chapstick pots.

Looking for a lipgloss or chapstick that is a little more luxurious? Check out our recipe for making your own goat’s milk lip chapstick. The goat’s milk in this recipe will leave your lips soft and smooth. The PH Level in goat’s milk is super skin-friendly and the lactic acid helps remove dead skin cells from your lips for a soft and brighter smile. The ingredients are so basic for making this lip balm you will be surprised! You may even have the chapstick ingredients in your fridge or pantry.


  1. How much fresh milk did you use?

  2. You could add non nano zinc.

  3. I have used fresh pasteurized goats milk and it comes out great but after about 4 weeks it starts to mold. I didn’t use any preservatives.

  4. Jessica Rico says

    Did you make it with regular goat milk yet. I have fresh goat milk not dehydrated goat milk

  5. This is a great recipe. Does anyone know if there is any sunscreen in it and if not, is there a way to add something to make it spf?

  6. I am trying this recipe now. I dehydrated my pasteurized goat milk then used coffee grinder to make powder. I make goat milk lotion and use phenonip as my preservative. I use a hand wand to mix the milk with the oils. It works well. I will try using liquid goat milk next. Since you can use liquid Goat Milk to make solid soap, I would assume as long as you have a preservative it will work. We will see

    • Did you ever get to try the regular fresh goat’s milk for lip balm. I have been reading post 4 weeks that everybody says you have to use dehydrated goat’s milk ,I milk My Goats everyday so I only have fresh.

    • Kristine says

      Hello Heide. Did you make the lip balm using fresh goats milk yet? Did it work? How do you feel about the product? Thanks!

  7. Where do you buy organic goat milk

  8. Hi how would you get the beeswax and the goats milk to not seperate? Also where can I find vitamin e?

  9. Sarah Ringle says

    How much Tocopherol do you use if you use regular goats milk? Also what’s the apricot oil for? Taste? Smell?

  10. This is wonderful and creamy but the grittiness is disappointing though temporary. I wonder if it should heat longer to get rid of that. Anyone have any ideas because other than that it’s wonderful.

    • Denise Carrier says

      The grit is from the Shea butter. I always melt everything down and then add the shea butter last. It makes the texture NON- gritty. The less it’s heated the less gritty.

  11. ebay and other soap, lotion making online stores.

  12. If you use liquid milk, you do need a preservative. Shea butter can be purchased at craft stores with the soap making supplies, or at online soap supply stores.

  13. I am sure that I did something wrong, but I couldn’t get the milk to break down completely, no matter how much I whipped it. It also separated very easily until it was almost set. Like the way it works, but mine is slightly “gritty” until it has been on a few mins.

  14. I would like to know how long this recipe will last, because I am using real goats milk not the powdered kind. Would it help to use a perservitive and what kind could I use?

    • Powdered Goat’s Milk is also REAL goat’s milk. It is the same concept of powdered milk. You will need a preservative since you are using the regular goat’s milk. Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is a good preservative as probably the least harsh.

      • soapgirl83 says

        @alyciastone123: Tocopherol (Vitamin E) is NOT A PRESERVATIVE!! it is an ANTIOXIDENT which only extends the shelf life of oils. It does not fight or prevent the growth of bacteria which may be produced from fresh Goat’s Milk. You really should have your recipe challenge tested to ensure that it is safe before offering the resulting products for sale in a retail setting. You will need to use a lip safe preservative in this product if you are using fresh Goat’s milk.

      • so if you use powdered goat milk, is a preservative being used or needed? I wonder how the powdered milk is made, just out of curiosity.

        I want to try this.

  15. Where do you find shea butter?

    • Hi, I purchased some from Bramble Berry ( I bought 16oz. for $6.90 they sell different amounts also.

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