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DIY Natural Peppermint Lip Balm for All Day Moisture

Whitney Watkins

3 min read

Jan 16

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Discover the secret to smooth, moisturized lips with this DIY natural peppermint lip balm for all-day moisture. Say goodbye to chapped lips!




I hate chapped lips. They hurt, I want to pick at them and make sore spots, I can't eat my spicy foods (or drink margaritas) without burning lips and it's just all around uncomfortable. It seems to happen all year round. In the winter due to cold and wind and in the summer due to being in the sun too much. This DIY lip balm is the best I have ever used. It's extremely moisturizing and helps protect my lips from wind and sun helping me to overall avoid the chapped lip dilema. It's very easy to make with only 3 ingredients. Combine it with our Brown Sugar Lip Scrub for soft, supple lips all year round.





Lets talk about the ingredients and how each helps to keep dry lips at bay:


Cocoa butter contains a high amount of fatty acids which help to hydrate the skin and improve elasticity. The fat helps to form a protective barrier over skin to lock in moisture. It is also rich in phytochemicals that may improve blood flow to the skin and promote skin healing.


Beeswax seals in moisture and protects against dryness. It can help create a barrier between lips and the environment, making it ideal for use in cold or windy weather. Beeswax has anti inflammatory properties that can help to soothe chapped lips.


Olive oil is full of antioxidants and fatty acids, which help protect the lips from free radical damage and promote healing. It has anti inflammatory properties can help reduce redness and swelling creating a soothing and calming effect on lips providing relief from discomfort or pain. Olive oil preserves your lips and speeds up the production of new lip cells aiding in the recovery of chapped and damaged lips. It is also known as a natural SPF and can help protect your lips from the sun.


Peppermint oils anti inflammatory properties help to reduce irritation and its analgesic effect creates a calming, cooling effect helping to sooth dry, cracked lips. It offers natural healing and exfoliating qualities as well as moisturizing. Peppermint oil contains menthol, a compound that can dilate blood vessels when applied topically, resulting in naturally plump, pink lips.



Peppermint lip balm combined with brown sugar lip scrub is a great gift idea!



Peppermint Lip Balm

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp cocoa butter

  • 2 tsp beeswax

  • 3 tsp olive oil

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil


Directions:

  • Combine cocoa butter and beeswax in a heat safe container. Place the container into a pot of water so that the water comes up about half-way up the side of the container.

  • Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Keep the water no more than a gentle simmer. Stir as needed to break up larger pieces until everything is melted and combined.

  • Stir in olive oil and allow to heat for another 1-2 minutes. Stir well to make sure everything is combined.

  • Remove the glass container from the pan using an oven mitt and place on a heat safe surface.

  • Stir in peppermint essential oil until well combined.

  • Carefully pour hot mixture into containers and allow to cool for about 30 minutes.

  • Store in an airtight container.

  • Apply a small amount to lips as needed.


Notes:

  • Most of the ingredients listed are not really regulated so please make sure you use good food-grade or cosmetic-grade ingredients.

  • This recipe makes approximately 1 oz or 30 ml. It filled 2 of these 15 ml containers. Feel free to scale up if you want to make more!

  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place. It will melt if it gets hot so do not leave it in your hot car.

  • This lip balm should last about 2 years depending on storage conditions and quality of ingredients used.

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