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A Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe for Sweet Sweet Lips


This peppermint lip balm recipe is delicious, and it smells amazing too! Great to use all year round, this is an extremely simple recipe that doesn’t take long to make. Here’s how to make your own minty, refreshing lip balm.

3 Peppermint Lip Balm Tubes with Festive Red Label

This peppermint lip balm is one of my favorite items to prepare during Christmas. I call it my candy cane lip balm and it’s very popular with friends. They can be placed inside stockings, with gift cards, or as a small token of thanks to acquaintances in your life.

But peppermint isn’t just a holiday scent. From toothpaste to mojitos, I love enjoying the crisp and refreshing flavor of mint.

Whenever I apply this lip balm, I get a hint of peppermint flavor and enjoy the cooling effect the peppermint essential oil provides.

When it comes to creating your own products, Lip balm is one of the easiest DIY recipes out there, It is ideal for beginners and is a very practical item that everyone enjoys.

Here’s what we’ll cover today…

3 peppermint lip balm tubes with no label, sprinkled with fresh mint
With no labels, these mint lip balms look just as clean and simple as their ingredients.

Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Now, this would make a great stocking stuffer, right? The recipe below makes 12 tubes, so you’ll have plenty of mint lip balm to keep and gift to others.

Materials and Equipment

See the recipe card at the bottom of this post for exact measurements.

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Peppermint lip balm in small metal cans surrounded by wax scattered on a wooden surface
If you can’t find a lip balm tube, you can also use small metal containers and apply the mint lip balm with your fingers.

Make it!

melt oil and wax In double boiler. Remove from heat, add essential oil and stir well.

Line up the lip balm tubes on a flat surface and carefully pour the melted oil and wax into each tube. fill only half (If you pour it in all at once, you may end up with a hole at the top of your lip balm as it cools).

It really helps if you have a double boiler on top There is a spout to pour into the vessel. If not, pour the hot liquid into a measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring.

Once half the lip balm has set, top up the rest of the tube.

If you still get an uneven top after the balm has completely cooled, you can do this Use a heat gun or lighter to flatten it. Just make sure the tube doesn’t melt!

3 tubes of peppermint lip balm with an ornament and red berries out of focus in the background
Since I made this during the holidays I labeled it as Candy Cane Lip Balm.

custom lip balm labels

To really spice up this peppermint lip balm, I added custom labels. Looks like something you can buy at the store!

You can create custom labels if you have cricut machine, printing on sticker paper This is also an option for those who want to use their regular printer.

For simplicity, I prefer to use Evergreen To create labels for my items. I can design right on the platform and not have to worry about getting the dimensions right.

Once the labels are on, they’re literally ready for gift giving!

3 Lined Mint Lip Balm Tubes
For a year-round look, make a peppermint lip balm label green and give it your own unique name!

FAQs About Using Peppermint Lip Balm

Is peppermint lip balm drying?

When used incorrectly, peppermint essential oil can be irritating. It should always be diluted before applying to the skin. In the case of this mint lip balm, it shouldn’t be drying. Instead, the beeswax and oils create rich moisture while the peppermint provides a cooling effect.

Peppermint oil is not suitable for everyone. The cooling and tingling sensation will promote blood circulation and give a plumping effect to the lips. However, people with sensitive skin may want to avoid using peppermint oil, especially those with dermatitis and eczema. If there is any irritation from lip balm, stop using it.

Why does mint make your lips tingle?

A major component of peppermint essential oil is menthol, which gives peppermint its smell, taste, and tingling sensation. The skin on your face, including your lips, will process the menthol causing a tingling and slight burning sensation thanks to facial nerves. This process is similar to how our taste buds process spicy food.

This sensation is completely safe and can even promote focus and attention. Peppermint oil is FDA approved for use as both a flavor and fragrance.

3 peppermint lip balm tubes with an ornament and red berries in the background

Peppermint Lip Balm

This peppermint lip balm is ideal for Christmas time or anyone who loves the smell of mint. This recipe makes 12 tubes.

  • In a double boiler, melt your wax and oil together.

  • Once melted, remove from heat and add your essential oils. stir well.

  • Line up the lip balm tubes on a flat surface. Pour melted wax into each tube, filling only halfway. This prevents holes from forming at the top.

  • Once the lip balm has cooled, reheat the remaining oil and pour the rest of the tube over the top.

  • If the top cools unevenly, use a heat gun or lighter to level the top. Be careful not to melt the tube!

The double boiler with a pour spout makes it easy to pour into small lip balm tubes. If you don’t have one, pour the hot liquid into a measuring cup or other container with a spout to make pouring easier.

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