I grew up loving Lip Smackers. If you were a child of the ’80s or ’90s I know you know what I’m talking about. They were so delicious that I wanted to eat them! Guava was my favorite, with Chocolate Peppermint a close second. I had about 20 different flavors, I celebrated the entire collection. Well, one day I realized that those intensely flavored chap-sticks were filled with some not so great ingredients (see image below)
Being the all-natural gal that I am, I opted for coconut oil as a lip balm for quite a while instead. I dreamt of the delicious flavors of my lip balms of the past. Until I bought some homemade chocolate peppermint lip balm at a farmers market. My lips were so happy with my new find, that when I ran out I simply had to figure out how to get more. So, I made my own.
Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm
- 4 tbsp coconut oil — where to find
- 2 tbsp cocoa butter — where to find
- 2 tbsp sweet almond oil — where to find
- 4 tbsp beeswax — where to find
- 35-40 drops of peppermint oil — I only use therapeutic grade essential oils
- In a double boiler, melt the first 4 ingredients until liquid
- Add in essential oils and stir until combined and fragrant
- Pour into desired containers (I use THESE or THESE), act quickly because it can harden fast! You can also find some really cute bottles and jars HERE!
- Makes about 20 small containers of chocolate peppermint lip balm
- I store the extra chocolate peppermint lip balm in the fridge
13 Replies to “DIY Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm”
The cocoa butter lends a chocolate smell and flavor. It’s good stuff! 🙂
Can’t wait to try this, but I only have the lip balm tubes, will this harden enough to use those, or do I need to have the small lip balm pots?
You can use the tubes or the pots. I just like the little pots so much.
Perfect, thanks! I am sending tubes to school with my kiddos, I hate to have their hands near their mouths with all the germs going around 😉 Little pots for me though!
Hi! Thank you for this recipe! I want to try to make my own lip balm! I don’t like chocolate is it possible to leave the cocoa butter out? Or do you need that in order to get the right consistency? Also is this a rather firm lip chap or does it slide on easy like a gloss? I’m using the tubes so I don’t want to make a actual gloss but I want it to be a little greasier…. If that even makes sense 😉
You could sub something else for the cocoa butter. It does glide on really nice.
Use Shea butter instead of the Cocoa butter
Hi Kate, this is a good recipe. I just made a batch. Thanks so much!
Glad you liked it Sue 🙂
The containers pictured, are they plastic or glass? I was told not to use plastic.
They are plastic. I don’t use plastic when I make anything with citrus. Otherwise its fine
Can I add some cocoa powder to make it brown like chocolate.