Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm (plus free label printable!)
I have an addiction. It often comes in a tube. It can taste really good. It is applied to the lips…
If you guessed chapstick, you are correct. I think my addiction started back in high school. I am that girl that has 5 different tubes in her purse. I am that girl that has 5 more in her office. I am that girl that has 5 more spread around the house. My name is Stephanie and I am addicted to chapstick.
I decided last year that I wanted to make some sort of homemade gift every year for Christmas. Last year, it was rice therapy sacks. This year, it’s homemade lip balm. I was pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to make your own lip balms. It was really just a matter of ordering all of the ingredients and then melting a them in a bowl, pour it into tubes, and that’s it.
Although I don’t love eating peppermint, I do enjoy it in a lip balm and I thought it would be a good flavor to use this time of year. I also added a pinch of honey for sweetness and while it does taste good, some sunk to the bottom of each container so just be sure to stir the mixture often so it doesn’t separate.
For the labels, I would have preferred square, but I happened to have round labels already so I just used those. I made the design in PicMonkey.
These little lip balms make great stocking stuffers this holiday season!
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1 teaspoon liquid honey (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon therapeutic grade peppermint oil
- 10 .15 oz lip balm tubes or containers
- Melt the shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and honey in a double boiler. Whisk together until completely melted. Then stir in the peppermint oil. Use a pipette to divide the liquid amongst the tubes, filling them. I recommend leaving the bowl over the boiler if you don’t want to rush to transfer the liquid into the tubes. Stir what’s left in the bowl every so often while transferring to prevent separation.
- Let the balm set with the caps off for 12 hours. Label if desired.
If you want to use the labels I made, here is a free printable version! These are compatible with Avery 5293.