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!

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  1. Hi! I just tried making your lip balm today, but it came out too hard– I reckon it’s because winter here (Japan) is quite cold, and we only have 8 degrees Celsius in the house right now. Any idea about what I can mix in to make it softer? I was thinking, maybe some oils that don’t get hard quite as easily (castor oil, olive oil)? What would you recommend? And, would it be ok to melt everything again and add something to make it smoother? Thank you! I’m really looking forward to giving hand made lip balm to my friends for Christmas!

    1. O no! well it should melt when you put it on, but you could also try adding a tsp of almond, jojoba, or olive oil to it. Hope that helps!

    2. thank you! I’ll try with olive oil tomorrow! (it doesn’t melt when I put it on… in fact, I can’t put it on because it’s so hard!)

  2. I made your lip balm formula over the weekend and it’s wonderful. They glide on so smooth and creamy. They smell amazing and I can’t stop putting it on my lips. I’ve made other formulas that were either too soft (great for winter). But living in Florida I need something that’s not going to melt in pockets or purses. This one is a winner. God bless you and thank you so much for your wonderful lip balm. Sherry

    1. Ahh that’s so good to hear Sherry! I’m glad you like it. That is one of my favorite lip balms! You made my day!

  3. Would raw shea butter work, or do you use refined shea butter?? I’m worried the unrefined may be too grainy but that’s what I want to order for lotion-making purposes 🙂

    Thanks Amy, love the blog!!

  4. Is peppermint extract the same as peppermint essential oil? If not do you have a suggestion for how many drops of the EO to use? Thanks, I can’t wait to make!

    1. No it’s suppose to be essential oil! Ahhh! I can’t believe I never saw that and the post is almost a year old! Duh! Thank you for point that out!

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