Mint Lip Balm
Making your own lip balm is easy and fun! If you are looking for something to do on girl’s night in, this is the perfect activity. Everyone can take home their own lip balm. This recipe makes 13 lip balms so more than likely, your friends can take home more than one. Unless, of course, you invite over 13 people!
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Use a double boiler on your stove so you don’t burn the ingredients. Just add some water to saucepan and then place a heat proof bowl to sit inside. Your ingredients will melt in the bowl and will be a safe distance away from the direct heat. I use a glass Pyrex bowl for mine.
Mint Lip Balm
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp cocoa butter
- 2 tsp beeswax
- 2 tsp almond oil
- 10 to 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Add coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and almond oil to a double boiler over medium heat. Stir frequently until melted. Remove from heat.
- Add peppermint essential oil and stir. Pour into jars and let cool for one hour before putting on the lid. Use within 3 months.
The result is a minty fresh lip balm that goes on smoothly. Your lips will feel nice and soft.
They also make a wonderful gift! Add a few to a mesh gift bag with a little card. I’m going to be making more for Christmas stocking stuffers for my daughters.
Check out my other DIY beauty recipes. I’ve already posted quite a few and have several still to come!
Do you think you’d enjoy making your own lip balm?