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This refreshing, minty will wake you up and moisturize your lips.
I wanted to create a recipe that would create just the right amount of lip balm and the one below was PERFECT for me. It created enough to fill 3 half-dollar sized metal containers (and I promise to come back and update the recipe when I try lip balm tubes). It’s completely scaleable though- don’t be afraid to multiply the recipe to make some gifts or put one in every pocket you have!

There's a minty exfoliating lip scrub that pairs perfectly with this balm. Check it out at our blog, www.alyssaandcarla.com!

Beeswax is the key to thickening your balm. I definitely prefer the smaller recipe quantity since it leaves the mixture just slightly smooshy- exactly how I like it. If your mixture is too thin, add beeswax pellets (or tiny bits of solid) one at a time. If it's too thick, a dash of the almond oil will help.

If the mixture becomes too thick after adding your peppermint oil (this can happen since it's so much colder!) heat VERY slowly over low heat until it returns to a more liquid state.

If your pan doesn't pour well, use a dropper to fill your containers!

Posted by Alyssa & Carla B. from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Alyssa & Carla B.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Heat shea butter, oils and beeswax on the lowest stove-top setting in a small pan. (Don't heat quickly as it could make your balm gritty.)

  • Step 2

    Remove from heat and add peppermint oil.

  • Step 3

    Pour into metal tins or tubes, leaving opening. Let set for 24 hours, then cover and use as usual!

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