I’m a huge fan of peppermint lip balm. I am especially fond of that fresh, tingly feeling you get from using true peppermint oil. Yum.
But when Burt’s Bees got bought out by a bigger company and changed their formula, I knew I had to make my own. And guess what?
I made it BETTER. No joke.
I love it! And my friends love it, too!
My peppermint lip balm is fresh, hydrating, has that distinctive peppermint tingle, and leaves your lips supple and shining!
The ingredients are so good you could eat them! (And one of my friend’s son actually has eaten TWO TUBES of my lip balm, so I have to keep giving her more!)
Best of all, it’s good for you, it costs less than a dollar to make each one—including the tube—and if you have extra ingredients on hand, you can use them to make my homemade deodorant or homemade body butter!
Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe (Makes 12)
Melt shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax in a double boiler on the lowest heat possible. Remove from heat and then add peppermint oil. Pour into tubes and let sit with caps off for 24 hours. Cap and enjoy!
What could we substitute instead of the Sweet Almond Oil?
Made it last night. LOVE IT! One problem, I used scalding water and standard dish soap for clean up and my double boiler and funnel till seem a little waxy??Any clean up tips? Thanks
I clean up the same way, but also use paper towels and wipe wipe wipe until clean. Paper towels work better than cloth towels in this case.
I am very excited to make this, but am running into a bit of a problem. I double-boiled on the lowest temperature for quite awhile with everything melting but it appears that the beeswax is still separated from the rest of the melted oils(no matter how much I stir). When I pour the mixture into the tubes, it settles into two very clear colors, dark beeswax on bottom and the lighter oils on top. I am using beeswax straight from my own beehives, do you think this has anything to do with it? Or do I need to keep it on the heat longer? I had it on the low heat for a good 15-20 minutes…
Could I possibly use cocoa butter instead?
Can you advise the shelf life of your lip balm?
I’ve kept it up to a year at room temperature without it spoiling.
Hey there… Just made some of the lip balm down here in Texas. Great stuff! I’ve used Burt’s for years. You’re right, this is better! I added a dab of Sea Buckthorn oil to it as I’ve become a fan of the stuff. Worked great.
Thank so much! Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the comment! Glad you’re enjoying the lip balm! :)