Peppermint Hot Cocoa Lip Balm Recipe

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I’ve been making lip balm like crazy. With Christmas right around the corner, my first craft show this Thursday, and taking orders I’ve been a busy little crafting bee! This lip balm has been the crowd favorite for sure! I’ve had lots of orders for this so I thought I would share the recipe!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Lip Balm
12 to 15 lip balm tubes or tins
1 oz bees wax (about 2 tbs)
1 oz shea butter
1 oz Coconut oil
10-20 drops peppermint essential oil (more or less to get desirable smell)
1 -1 1/2 tsp coco powder depending on how dark and chocolatey you want it.
few drops of vitamin e (optional)
You could also add a few drops chocolate essential oil (optional I personally don’t use it)

Directions: In a double boiler or small crockpot melt beeswax. Add in shea butter and coconut oil and wait until melted stirring occasionally. Stir in vitamin e, peppermint extract and cocoa powder. Using a dropper or syringe (one for like baby medicine) and place melted solution in empty lip balm tubes or tins. Wait until cooled completely and enjoy your fabulous lip balm!

Tip: for labels I used to use sticker paper from Hobby Lobby which was really expensive for only 5 sheets. Now I use full sheet shipping labels which is much more cost effective!

What homemade gifts are you giving this holiday season? I would love some more great ideas!

This is what my kitchen table looks like right now! Very busy trying to get everything done!

I party here… 


    1. I’ve had trouble in the past having beet powder blend and just fall to the bottom. I’ve had a friend get it to work once though.

  1. These sound delicious…I bet they “taste” good too! Nothing worse than purchasing waxy lip balm that has no scent! I think my 8-yar old would love to try to make these with me!


  2. Hi Amy, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (, and I’m visiting from the Barn Hop.

    I’ve seen a lot of recipes for homemade lip balm, but this one takes the cake. Peppermint and choc – what a great combination, and perfect for Christmas!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  3. Silly question: are the ounces by weight or by volume? Thanks! I plan to try this with almond oil, as one of the people I’d want to share it with is allergic to coconut.

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