DIY Peppermint & Chocolate Lip Balm

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Hey guys, it's me. The irregularly posting girl with bursts of inspiration, creative long hauls, too many professional and personal projects to juggle, two gluttonous guinea pigs, curly hair, and a love for everything homemade and handmade! (I should write that in my bio...)

This time it's a recipe for non-toxic, natural DIY lip balm that I have been using for over a year now! It's sooo delicious and makes you want to lick off the balm from your lips, lol! But seriously. It's amazing. And it leaves your lips soft and smooth and veeery kissable ;)

Since lip products are applied right to your mouth (and partially swallowed down, yuck! think about all that lipstick in your gut...) I find it especially important to make sure they contain all natural ingredients. Lip balm is an incredibly easy recipe that can be customized to your preferences – with or without scent, with or without colour, in chap stick or balm shape...

Today we are making a peppermint and chocolate scented one, but of course you can alter it to your liking! Chocolate and vanilla? Peppermint and honey? Go for it! Want a lip gloss instead of a balm? The key to that is the amount of beeswax you include. The more you put in, the less glossy and the more firm and balmy it gets – and vice versa. (Plus, beeswax has natural sun protection qualities!)

Alright, enough rambling. Here we go!

Disclaimer: The lip balm turns out heavenly smooth and nourishing, and it smells like something you want to eat!


1/4 cup grated beeswax or carnauba wax (for vegan version)
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
the contents of 2 vitamin E capsules
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops of peppermint essential oil

8 lip balm containers*

* I simply re-used the containers of used up store-bought lip balms!


Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water. Add the wax to a heat-resistant bowl and place that in the water, being careful not to get in water inside the jar (I recycled an empty and cleaned jam jar). Bring the water to a gentle boil. Once the wax has started to melt, add the cocoa butter. Stir frequently. After about 2 minutes or so, add the coconut oil. 

When everything has melted, turn off the heat, but leave your bowl in the water to keep the ingredients warm. Stir in the vitamin E and vanilla extract. 

Remove from heat and pour into your lip balm containers. Set aside and allow to cool for a couple of hours so that it completely hardens and turns opaque. Enjoy!!

This will make a medium to soft lip balm. If you prefer a firmer and longer lasting lip balm, you can add more beeswax. If you prefer a smoother and more oily lip balm, you can reduce the amount of beeswax.