Monday, November 22, 2010

Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

Lip balm is truly one of the easiest and most inexpensive products to create. Once that you have created your own homemade lip balm, you will never want to purchase commercially made lip balm again!

This recipe will fill 8-9 lip balm tubes:


1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter
2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon & 1 teaspoon Beeswax
5-10 drops Peppermint essential oil


Coarsely chop or grate beeswax (vegans may use Carnauba or Candelilla Wax as an alternative). Place wax, butter, and oil in a double boiler, and melt gently over low-medium heat. Once that the beeswax/oil mixture has melted, remove from burner, and add essential oils. Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm containers. Allow to cool completely before placing the caps onto your lip balm containers.

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helen said...

Do you have any suggestions on what to add to give this lip balm a little color and shimmer?

Soap Crafter said...

If you want to add color to the lip balm with out adding color to your lips you can add a cosemetically safe color such as a mica powder. If you want to add color to your lips, then you can add the remaining amount of your favorite lipstick to the mix. The color will be soft not as strong as the original lipstick.

Anyone else having any suggestions?

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Soap Crafter said...

Thanks Rick for the tip. I never heard of Mystic Ways and will have to check them out.