I’m sure we all know by now, homemade lip balms are WAY better than store bought.
Yes, you can find a huge variety of styles and flavors at the store; some come with glitter and some have a pretty in-pink tint.
But do you actually know what that cute little tube is filled with?
It’s not pretty… Most of then contain many toxins that actually damage your lips instead of help them. I know how easy it is to get caught up in all of the hoopla behind the fancy cosmetic companies — we’re all guilty of it. But trust me when I say, going back to the basics is the best!
Making lip balm from coconut oil gives your lips the moisture and nutrients your lips are craving — especially during the winter months when your kisser needs it the most.
This is exactly why I make my own lip balm and you can too. You don’t have to be a Martha to whip up a batch of this homemade lip balm with peppermint oil. Anyone can do it, seriously!
The hardest thing you have to remember is to keep the parts equal: 2, 2 & 2. If you can remember that simple formula you will have it made!
This recipe does make about 10 tubes or jars of lip balms so you could either keep them all for yourself or share your amazing creation with friends and family.
- 2 Tbl mango butter (raw, unrefined mango butter like this)
- 2 Tbl virgin coconut oil (raw, unrefined virgin coconut oil like this)
- 2 Tbl beeswax, shredded or pastilles (we love this organic, filtered, sustainable beeswax)
- ¼ tsp peppermint essential oil (wild, pure, organic essential oils like this)
- Grate the beeswax and butter if you are starting with a solid block. If you are using pastilles you get to skip this step.
- Measure equal parts of grated beeswax and butter into a mason jar or a small glass measuring cup, tightly packed. Add the coconut oil on top.
- Simply make a double boiler system by adding 2” of water to a small pot. Submerge the bottom of your mason jar or glass measuring cup into the water. Warm on medium-low heat to melt the ingredients, stirring occasionally. Be sure that the water does not boil over the rim and into your blend.
- Once everything has melted together, remove from heat immediately and add the peppermint oil to mix. The jar or glass cup will still be extremely hot so be sure to handle with caution. Stir quickly to combine all ingredients and be sure they are well blended.
- Pour the hot peppermint mixture into your lip balm containers. I always use jars, but tubes work great as well. Whatever your presences are. Because I am always so excited and can't wait for them to cool on their own, I place my little containers in the refrigerator to cool. This will set the wax and allow you to use them quicker.
Use this your homemade lip balm as you would any other chapstick or lip balm. Your lips will thank you!
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This sounds great,
I don´t have mango butter, will Shea be OK?
Yes, yes! Definitely. 🙂
Is there a reason you don’t recommend using the microwave? It would be a lot easier, and less condensation, too, probably. Thanks!
Hi Vita! Microwaving (and too much heat in general) destroys some of the beneficial compounds in the oils and butters. It’s best to use as little heat as possible.
How “hard” will the end product be? The picture makes it look really soft. I keep a tub of lip balm in my pocket and the other recipes I’ve tried, have gotten really soft and go on like lip gloss. Not really a end result I was looking for. I know my body heat softens the product. Should I add more beeswax or is there another ingredient I can use to keep it more firm? Thanks!
Will the peppermint burn your lips? And can you try different oils and combos? Like orange, or lavender?
Lip balm helps your lips stay moist and it is just too easy to make. Your article has been tremendously helpful and I am grateful so thank you for sharing.