DIY Your Own Cool Winter Lip Balm

Cold weather means chapped lips. Whether you’re looking to make your own lip balm or make some for your friends for Valentine’s, this is the perfect season to get started.


8 Drops peppermint oil
2 Tbsp carrier oil (such as almond oil—this dilutes the peppermint oil from a burn to a tingle)
1 Tbsp beeswax pellets
Glass dropper
Glass jar
Optional: lipstick shavings for a hint of tint


Put the two tablespoons carrier oil and one tablespoon beeswax in a glass jar and close the lid. Heat the jar in a pot with water on medium-high heat until wax is melted. Remove jar from pot and stir mixture. Add peppermint oil with a dropper (not too much or it’ll burn your lips—we recommend starting with eight drops and adding more if necessary). If you’d like your balm to be tinted, stir in your lipstick shavings until your desired color is achieved. Then immediately pour the mixture into your containers. Let stand for two hours until hard.

by Sarah Campbell


~ by Colorful Soul on 02/12/2013.

2 Responses to “DIY Your Own Cool Winter Lip Balm”

  1. This is such a cretive idea. I love peppermint and totally want to make this lip balm.

    – KW

  2. I absolutely love this idea! Maybe not this year, but I’ll make it next year for my girlfriends.

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