. Coconut Oil
. Shea Butter
. Peppermint Essential Oil
. Lip Chap Tubes (can also make in a small jar and just use your finger for application if you don’t have these) I order 100 at a time since I give these away a lot. They cost $0.13 when I order this many.
. A plastic pipette (makes filling the tubes much easier!)
. A double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small pan with boiling water
. A spatula
If you’re switching from conventional lipstick and want some color and shimmer naturally, it is better adding a tiny amount (1 tsp) of mica powder like this one. It has natural color and shimmer and blends perfectly.
Lip Balm Ingredients
. 2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
. 2 tablespoons shea butter
. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
. 30+ drops peppermint essential oil
Lip Balm Instructions
. Melt beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil in a double boiler or small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, stirring constantly until melted.
. Remove pan from heat but keep over the still-hot water to keep the mixture melted.
. Add essential oils to your preference.
. Once you’ve added the essential oils, use the pipette or a dropper to fill the lip balm tubes. This must be done quickly since the mixture will start to harden as soon as it is removed from the heat.
. Let tubes sit at room temperature for several hours until cooled and completely hardened before capping them.
Use an extra teaspoon or two of beeswax if you prefer a thicker and longer-lasting lip balm or slightly less if you prefer a smoother and softer lip balm. Since there are no water based ingredients, you can re-melt and add more of each ingredient during the melting process until you get the exact texture you want.