The cold, dry months are upon us and when that happens my lips need some extra TLC to stay kissable for my hot hubby :) One of my favorite kinds for winter is Cocoa Peppermint since it has chocolate (yum!) and peppermint (think candy canes). Who doesn’t want those flavors on their lips? And the peppermint is super invigorating for those darker cold mornings.
Lip balm is very easy to make and each batch makes lots of tubes (around 12-15) to last several months….great for when your kiddos lose stuff a lot at school and swipe a new tube each week. I get all my supplies from Majestic Mountain Sage and the recipe is adapted from theirs as well. I showed how to make some honey lip balm awhile back that I still use all the time! So be sure to check that out too.
A kitchen scale that can measure grams
A glass measuring cup
Lip Balm filling tray *optional, but useful it make lots
14 grams of beeswax
19 grams shea butter
19 grams regular cocoa butter
20 grams sweet almond oil
4 ML vitamin E acetate
20 drops peppermint essential oil
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
Start by measuring out all the ingredients into the measuring cup using the scale. To get the right weights, you begin by putting the glass cup on the scale and “zero” it out. Then, after each ingredient, hit the “zero” button again before adding the next item. Make sure you are measuring in grams.
Put the cup in the microwave and melt everything in 30 second intervals. Stir in between. After it’s melted nicely, add the cocoa powder and stir it in. If you need to, zap the mixture for 10-15 more seconds.
Place the tubes into the filling tray (before you melt the balm) and then fill them quickly with the pipette. If the mixture in the glass cup starts solidifying, you can always melt it down again so you can finish. If you don’t have the pipettes or the tray, you can hold the base of each tube and carefully (and slowly) pour the wax in each tube.
Let them cool and twist them out of the filling tray.
I wanted to add some cute labels to these so I can give them away or toss them in some stockings, so here’s a cute printable you guys can use too! This is for the Avery labels template #8195. You will need to rub them on hard, since they were wanting to peel up on me while I took pics.
Great for stockings!
Hope this helps you guys keep your lips soft and kissable too annnnnnnd now you are ahead on your Christmas gifting. I just LoVe homemade lip balm! What kind of balm do you think I should I try next?
Sorry about the infrequent posts last week, we went to Utah last-minute to be with my sister and her sweet new baby who is very sick in the hospital. if you would like to read about his story, you can go here to see it and for updates. Prayers are always needed too! Thanks so much.