I love the cool tingle of peppermint lip balm, especially in the winter. Peppermint essential oil is said to help heal chapped lips, so this is really a great recipe for winter. My kids constantly lip their lips, no matter how many times I tell them that this is what causes the red, chapped lips! This helps create a barrier while it heals and protects. I usually make a double batch of this so we can stash them all over the house for the kids. Do your kids lose lip balm as often as mine do? I have no idea where it goes. It's there one day, gone the next, and back again the next day. This peppermint lip balm recipe will make 10-12 lip balm tubes or about 5 one inch lip balm pots worth of product.
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Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe
What You Need
- 1.5 tablespoons beeswax
- 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon shea butter or cocoa butter (if you use cocoa butter, you'll want to decrease the beeswax to 1 tablespoon)
- 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 20 drops peppermint essential oil
- Lip balm tubes or lip balm pots
- Double boiler or Pyrex measuring cup in a pot of water
- If you don't have a double boiler, you can easily make one by placing a Pyrex measuring cup in a sauce pan half full of water. You need to lift up the measuring cup so it's not sitting on the heat source. I use a canning jar ring.
- Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil over medium to low heat in the double boiler until melted.
- Remove from heat and stir well.
- Add peppermint essential oil.
- Pour in to lip balm tubes or lip balm pots.
- Let cool for 24 hours before capping.
I hope you enjoy my homemade peppermint lip balm recipe! Let me know if you try it.
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