Looking for an easy stocking stuffer, teacher gift, or just a natural way to pamper your own lips this winter? Then you won’t want to miss this EASY DIY Peppermint Lip Balm recipe!
You only need 3 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make this homemade lip balm. Yes, truly!
You can make a large batch all at once so you’ll have plenty of DIY Peppermint Lip Balms to give away this holiday season. Don’t forget to stash a couple aside for yourself too!
What You’ll Need to make DIY Peppermint Lip Balm:
- 1 oz of beeswax – I ordered this kind and used one of the 1 oz bars (it comes with 5)
- 3 heaping Tbsp coconut oil
- 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Containers to hold your lip balm (try these tin containers, plastic containers or lip balm tubes)
Begin by adding the beeswax and coconut oil into a sauce pan. Heat on low on your stove top until both are completely melted.
Then pour your melted mixture into a pourable container with a spout. I love my glass Pyrex measuring cup for this!
Add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil to your mixture and stir it in. You can vary this a bit – add 5 more if you want yours to have a stronger peppermint scent and have the lip balm tingle a bit more on your lips when you apply it. This isn’t very tingly on your lips – just a bit when you first put it on.
Your DIY Peppermint Lip Balm is done! See how easy?
Now just pour it into your waiting containers. If you have really small containers, or are nervous about pouring without making a mess, you could get some glass droppers, but it’s really not that messy.
You could tie a ribbon around a candy peppermint and wrap that around the lip balm as a cute gift wrapping idea!
I’ll be making extra of this homemade peppermint lip balm to give as gifts to my daughters’ teachers, bus driver, and friends at my mom’s group this year! Of course I’ll stick one or two in my own purse as well.
Want to make a complete natural bath and body product gift basket? Make this Peppermint Goat’s Milk Bar Soap and Homemade Foot Cream with Peppermint along with this peppermint lip balm for the perfect trio!