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Homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

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A DIY Recipe for homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm. It’s so easy you can make it with 5 ingredients!

Are you a chapstick addict like me? I have lip balms everywhere. I would panic if I couldn’t find a tube of the stuff in my purse. And natural lip balms can get expensive to buy all of the time.

So I was thrilled to find out that you can make mint lip balm! I thought it would be a hard or confusing DIY project. But it turns out it is SUPER SIMPLE to do!

And it’s definitely cheaper than buying tubes in stores or online.

These are perfect Christmas lip balms to make as stocking stuffers, gifts, or to sell. Check out these 101 inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas).

Natural Ingredients to Make Lip Balm

This easy chocolate chapstick recipe uses beeswax and coconut oil, two deeply nourishing and moisturizing natural ingredients.

(You can use your leftover beeswax to make my basic Beeswax Lip Balm recipe, these solid lotion bars, or my DIY Beeswax Balm.)

I use olive oil in this chocolate chapstick recipe because it is rich and nourishing. It can be substituted with sweet almond oil or jojoba oil if you would like.

What Types of Tubes to Use

  • You can customize the type of lip balm tube you use depending on your preference. Traditional lip balm tubes come in clear round tubes (they are surprisingly cheap) and oval shapes.
  • You can also find colored lip balm tubes that are opaque, too.
  • Or, pour the homemade lip balm into lip balm pots (again, surprisingly inexpensive) to apply with your finger or lip brush rather than in a twist-up tube.
  • Want to avoid plastic? These zero waste metal jars with screw-top lids are a great way to store lip balm.
  • I also LOVE these slide top lip balm tins. They are old-fashioned and remind me of being a teenager in high school when these were all the rage!

DIY Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

This recipe makes 15-18 tubes.

Supplies

Directions

Step 1

Put water in the bottom pan of a double boiler to about 2/3 full and place on medium-high heat. Add beeswax to the top pan and place on top. 

As you are heating the water, occasionally stir the wax to loosen it up and keep it from being one big clump. It will melt faster if you break it up a few times in the process. 

Step 2

Combine the cocoa powder and olive oil in a bowl. Mix this together well, removing any dry lumps of cocoa and making sure it is a smooth mixture.

Step 3

Turn the heat down to a very low simmer once the beeswax starts to bubble up. Break up the wax if it needs it and just keep watching it until you have a clear liquid wax. Once you do, add in the coconut oil and stir well.

Step 4

Add the cocoa and olive oil mixture into the beeswax/coconut oil mixture. Stir together. Then add the peppermint essential oil.

Step 5

Leave the water over the heat on the lowest setting for now as you begin to fill the lip balm tubes.

Fill the tubes with the liquid mixture to just below the top of the container. 

If your balm gets too thick to pour, place it back over the heat for a few minutes until it is liquid again.

Step 6

Let the lip balms cool off fully. This should take about an hour. When the middle of the tube feels cooled, they should be good. You can place the lids on once they are cool.

If you’d like a printable version of this recipe, print out the DIY chocolate mint lip balm instructions below.


Here’s more natural DIY bath and body items that make great gifts!:

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Homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Yield: 15 Lip Balms
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Delicious and easy homemade chocolate mint lip balm recipe using beeswax and coconut oil.

Materials

  • ½ cup beeswax pastilles or chopped beeswax (choose organic beeswax since you will likely be ingesting the lip balm)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil (liquified)
  • 16 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 Teaspoon cocoa powder

Tools

  • 15 Lip Balm Tubes, empty and clean
  • Double boiler

Instructions

  1. Put water in the bottom pan of a double boiler to about 2/3 full and place on medium-high heat. Add beeswax to the top pan and place on top to start melting. Stir occassionally.
  2. Combine the cocoa powder and olive oil in a bowl. Mix this together well, removing any dry lumps of cocoa and making sure it is a smooth mixture.
  3. Turn the heat down to a very low simmer once the beeswax starts to bubble up. Break up the wax if it needs it and just keep watching it until you have a clear liquid wax. Once you do, add in the coconut oil and stir well.
  4. Add the cocoa and olive oil mixture into the beeswax/coconut oil mixture. Stir together. Then add the peppermint essential oil.
  5. Leave the water over the heat on the lowest setting for now as you begin to fill the lip balm tubes. Fill the tubes with the liquid mixture to just below the top of the container. If your balm gets too thick to pour, place it back over the heat for a few minutes until it is liquid again.
  6. Let the lip balms cool off fully. This should take about an hour. When the middle of the tube feels cooled, they should be good. You can place the lids on once they are cool.

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