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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 first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.


  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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