DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm that's soft on the lips and moisturizes. Plus, you can use this lip balm as lotion or headache relief!

I like to think of myself as a simple kind of gal. Simple hasn’t always described my life. There was a time when life was complicated and even a bit fake, but two kids, eight chickens, and a bit of maturity have a way of simplifying life.

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm that's soft on the lips and moisturizes. Plus, you can use this lip balm as lotion or headache relief!

But simple doesn’t mean going without. There are little luxuries I still hold on to in between the seven day nap strike and the chickens squawking outside the back door (we live in the city remember?). An organic milk chocolate bar (I know dark is better for my heart, but milk is my go-to treat), a warm homemade latte, a new cookbook or magazine, homemade foundation powder, a bit of mascara, and a dab of lip balm.  Simple essential luxuries.

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm that's soft on the lips and moisturizes. Plus, you can use this lip balm as lotion or headache relief!

Lip balm tops my list of must-have-essential-luxuries, particularly in the winter when Florida gets down to the chilly 70’s during the day. Parka and boots time! So when Dustin and I decided to head to Chicago earlier this week for a much needed vacation (the first vacation alone in five years), I knew lip balm was a top priority for this Florida gal. And boy was I right.  The weather here in Chicago has been down right frigid and my lips have been desperate for moisture.

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm that's soft on the lips and moisturizes. Plus, you can use this lip balm as lotion or headache relief!

Homemade lip balm is so simple to make it takes just minutes to make multiple jars. Homemade lip balm is also super versatile, as it can be used for both lotion or face moisturizer when times are desperate or you’re just really into multi-purpose DIYs. Either way, it works!

The minty scent from this lip balm comes from peppermint essential oil which means homemade peppermint lip balm can also be applied to the head or temples when a headache strikes. Headache gone. Voila! Homemade lip balm makes the perfect stocking stuffer and gift, leaving family quite impressed at your ability to create homemade products (don’t forget the vanilla extract too!).

 

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm
4.60 from 10 votes

Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is so simple to make it takes just minutes to make multiple jars. Homemade lip balm is also super versatile, as it can be used for both lotion or face moisturizer when times are desperate or you’re just really into multi-purpose DIYs. Either way, it works!
Kristin Marr
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course DIY
Cuisine Beauty, Body
Servings 4 oz

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a glass bowl, combine the shea butter and beeswax.
  • Place the glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water over medium heat. Heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off the heat and remove the bowl from the pot. Add the jojoba oil, lanolin, and essential oil.
  • As the mixture cools, the lip balm will set, so it's important to work quickly. Pour the mixture into lip balm containers (I like these) and allow to sit for a few minutes until formed.

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Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

 

*Lanolin adds extra moisture to this lip balm, but can be substituted with vitamin E if desired.

This recipe makes 6-8 peppermint lip balms, depending on the size of your container.

DIY Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm that's soft on the lips and moisturizes. Plus, you can use this lip balm as lotion or headache relief!

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57 Comments

    1. Hey Carolyn, That’s tricky. I’ve played around with various options for tinting a lip balm but just can’t get it right. I recommend buying a tinted option from a green beauty brand. You can check out some of the options on the market from a store like Detox Market: http://shrsl.com/1ihi6

  1. 5 stars
    I just found this recipe after printing off your foundation powder recipe. I can’t wait to make that! I am searching for a replacement for Avon’s Care Deeply lip balm. The hard thing is that is the perfect level of moisture for my lips. They get really dry and don’t like most lipsticks (even the expensive lines), but one problem at a time.

    I would be making this for family members, also, and one is allergic to wool. Long ago the doctor told her to avoid Lanolin because of this. I have Vitamin E oil, but can”t sacrifice the moisture level!

  2. hi
    i make many things with your recipes and they work perfectly well. i want to make glossy shiny lipstick at home which can stay at least 6 hours. Please help. what if i add color to this lip balm. Will it work as a lipstick and will stay for long.. thanks a ton. Please keep up the good work

    1. Hey JYARCHNA, I haven’t had great success with adding color to homemade lip balm. I recommended purchasing colored lip balm from a company making more natural products.

  3. 5 stars
    I just made a batch of this lip balm today. I used 3 tsps of beeswax as you suggested and it set pretty solid for the white tubes. I’m loving the peppermint flavor and smell. My lips feel amazingly soft. I don’t think i have ever gotten even from any store bought lip balm. I will definitely continue making this one.

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