Kool-Aid Lip Balm

All it takes is 15 minutes and two ingredients that you probably already have around the house to make Kool-Aid Lip Balm! This is a fun project that doubles as an even cooler gift!

Recently I saw a Facebook view that was showing how to make your own lip balm using crayons. Crayons?! Even though they were using a non-toxic brand, I was still a little taken back by the idea. I tend to lick my lips a lot (something to do with winter), and do not like the idea of some of crayon ending up in my mouth. I know it was aimed more at children, but I am still a little taken back by the idea.

Kool-Aid Lip Balm

I recently made DIY Burt’s Bees Peppermint Lip Balm which wasn’t really that big of a hit with my son. He just does not like anything mint flavored in the slightest. I can’t quite wrap my mind around I because I love anything to do with any kind of mint (peppermint, wintergreen, you name it). So, I have had my eyes open for an alternative and this is what I came up with. Kool-Aid!!

Kids love Kool-Aid! Moms on the other hand, not so much. It’s sugary, it stains, it leaves sticky spots in places that you don’t find until the ants start a new colony. But, what if you were to take said Kool-Aid with it’s staining ability and turn it into lip balm?!

Kool-Aid Lip Balm

You get to kill two birds with one stone! You get to get rid of that annoying Kool-Aid while still keeping your kids happy! So if you have 15 minutes and a few restless kids, round them up and give this a try!

Kool-Aid Lip Balm

DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm

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DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm

DIY Kool-Aid Lip Balm is so easy and looks fabulous!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Ashley



  • 1 Tablespoon Petroleum Jelly
  • 1 packet Kool-Aid Packet any flavor


  • Add one Tablespoon of petroleum jelly to a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until petroleum jelly is liquefied.
  • Add 1 packet of Kool-Aid to the liquefied petroleum jelly and stir until it is pretty much dissolved. (It will not completely dissolve).
  • Spoon mixture into a cosmetic jar/container. (You’ll have a little bit left in the bowl that did not dissolve, discard this).
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes. Then it’s ready to wear and look fabulous!!

Looking for another easy DIY project? Check out this Winter Bliss Body Scrub!


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    1. I haven’t tried this recipe in a tube, but I would love to hear how it turns out for you!

  1. Hello, I have looked so much to find any useful recipe to make lip glossed, I must say you have nailed it with simplest possible method, will be going through your recipes.

  2. Hello. What does this taste like? I know Koolaide just out of the package as is taste Terrible. Wondering is you need to add sugar ?

    1. This is not intended for consumption, the kool aid will add fragrance and color.

  3. Hi we did this last night and it will not dissolve completely. We added a lil pinch of water to get the true color lemonade. My granddaughter and nieces loved doing this. They had so much fun

    1. This will last as long ad your petroleum jelly is good, it does not need refrigeration.

  4. Hi! How long does it take for the kool-aid to dissolve? I followed instructions but it’s been a while and the kool-aid hasn’t dissolved a bit.
    Has anyone tried this DIY? Did it work for you?

    1. Hi Marisbel! The Kool-Aid will never really dissolve.You are basically looking for it to just change the color of your petroleum jelly like the picture shown.