Monday, September 6, 2010

Peppermint Lip Balm

A few months ago a friend of mine suggested we get together and make homemade deodorant, while she was looking for different recipes she also found one for lip balm. It was so easy and worked so well! We've used it now for a couple months and have loved it.
We bought little tins from the health food store, but I had one chapstick tube that was almost empty, so I filled it up. It worked so well! So I decided I would get some lip balm tubes before I made them again. I found some fairly inexpensive ones on so I got 50. I made this batch of lip balm and it filled 42 of them!! So, I am selling some on my Etsy store... we would have enough for years otherwise!!

The recipe is really simple and flexible:

Peppermint Lip Balm
1/2 c. coconut oil
1 oz. beeswax
Melt over med heat (or in microwave) and then add:
Vitamin E oil (several drops or squeeze out 1-2 capsules)
Peppermint essential oil (I used about 15, depends on the strength of your oil, you may want to add only 5 drops)

Mix and pour into containers. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes and it's ready to use!


RPH said...

My neighbor and I were just saying we wanted to try and make some lip balm! thanks for sharing! This is great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting! What form of beeswax did you use? The only kind I oculd find is pure beeswax candles that I could melt in the pan.

Rachel said...

Our health food store has 1 ounce pieces of beeswax, (in the same area they have tincture bottles, etc) and I also found some at a honey store in a rural town.

Rachel said...

And the candles would be fine melted down- as long as they are pure beeswax.


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