Here’s a cool treat for your lips on those hot summer days. Minty lip balm can be so refreshing when it’s hot out- or even when it’s not! Peppermint adds a nice tingle to the balm while coconut oil and vitamin E soften and soothe. A perfect combination!
And it all comes together in a matter of minutes 🙂
For this recipe, I made a small batch which will yield 2-3 small lip balm pots (depending on how you fill them). Feel free to double or triple it if you’re making these for gifts or favors.
Minty Cool Lip Balm
1 teaspoon Beeswax Pellets
2 teaspoons Coconut Oil
3/4-1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
Start by combining all of the ingredients together, except for the peppermint oil (we’ll get to that later).
I used about 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil but you can start with anywhere from 1/2 of a teaspoon up to a tablespoon. It really just depends on how firm you want the balm to be. The beeswax will solidify the mixture, but if you increase the oil it will soften the mixture accordingly.
Now, since I’m making a pretty small batch I heated it in the microwave using short intervals and stirring in between. If you plan on increasing the amounts, you may want to melt the mixture with a double boiler for safe, even melting. I used white beeswax pellets and as you can see (if you look really close- the melted oil IS in there!), they melt into a clear liquid with the coconut and vitamin E oils.
The peppermint essential oil is the last step in the lip balm mixture. Let the melted wax and oils cool slightly before adding it to the mix. Peppermint is a fairly strong essential oil so start with a small amount and increase until you’ve reached your desired scent and flavor.
I used 1/8th of a teaspoon.
Carefully fill the lip balm jars with the mixture and allow to cool completely before use. For an additional cooling factor on really hot days, keep your lip balm in the refrigerator! When cold, the minty balm will feel amazing!
Recipe: Minty Cool Lip Balm