Tutorial: Peppermint Lip Balm

I love Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. What I don’t love is paying several dollars for each tube! I am always on the lookout for ways to “make your own” version of commercial products. It is usually cheaper, healthier, and brings such satisfaction.

In today’s tutorial, I will teach you how to make your own Peppermint Lip Balm. The peppermint and rosemary essential oils give the lip balm it’s refreshing, tingly feel, while the sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter keep your lips moist and soft. You are going to love this lip balm!

*This post is linked up at Raising Homemakers and

Comments

  1. What a great post! Would you mind sharing it on Wildcrafting Wednesday? I’m sure my readers would love it! ūüôā

  2. Wouldn’t the coconut oil in the lip balm make it unstable in warm weather? I wouldn’t want a mess in a warm bathroom, or hot purse!

    • Hi Kim,
      I haven’t had any problems with it melting, except for one I left in the van. I even made this in Spain where it was so warm in the house that the coconut oil stayed in a liquid form. Maybe mixing it with the other oils helps with this, not sure. Or possibly the beeswax?
      Jasmine

  3. Janelle Baron says:

    I would really love to try the lip balm but was wondering where you purchase the tubes.

  4. do you have the measurements some where so i can print them up???

    • No I don’t have them on the website anywhere (that would probably be a good idea though), but these are the measurements:

      1 oz sweet almond oil
      ¬Ĺ oz extra virgin coconut oil
      ¬Ĺ oz unrefined cocoa butter
      ¬ĺ oz beeswax
      1 teaspoon honey
      30 drops peppermint eo
      15 drops spearmint eo
      10 drops rosemary eo

      Enjoy!

    • No I don‚Äôt have them on the website anywhere (that would probably be a good idea though), but these are the measurements:

      1 oz sweet almond oil
      ¬Ĺ oz extra virgin coconut oil
      ¬Ĺ oz unrefined cocoa butter
      ¬ĺ oz beeswax
      1 teaspoon honey
      30 drops peppermint eo
      15 drops spearmint eo
      10 drops rosemary eo

      Enjoy!

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