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Peppermint Lip Balm

Peppermint Lip BalmI have made my own lip balm for over a year now and struggled with finding a really good recipe.  My friend Cynthia Bee was sweet enough to share her recipe with me.  I love the smooth feel of this lip balm and the versatile options with different kinds of oils and butters.  I’ll give you the basic recipe and then break it down into exact proportions as I made it.  The place to get great product at an inexpensive price is

Basic Recipe

40% liquid oil like castor, bubasu, almond or olive oil.  I recommend using a combination of two.  Castor oil is thicker and gives a nice sheen.

25% shea or mango butter

20% shredded beeswax

15% brittle butter like cocoa butter

How I did it:

Ingredients for Peppermint Lip Balm

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup castor oil

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon mango butter

1/4 cup shredded beeswax

3 tablespoon shredded cocoa butter

Pinch of colored mineral (optional)

1-2 drops essential oil of your choice for every .5 oz container

2 drops vitamin E oil added at the end to help preserve the lip balm

Melt all ingredients in a small sauce pan over low heat until all oils and beeswax is melted and combined.  Add the mineral color if using.  Use a medicine syringe to fill the small half ounce containers or lip balm tubes and then add the essential oil per container.  Let the balm set and then cover with lid.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, homeschool mom of 7 cute kids, yoga/pilates instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care products and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!


  1. Glad you like it! I forgot to tell you that if you add a few drops of Vitamin E it will act as a natural preservative in your recipe. Opps!

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