As the Christmas season approaches I start to think about various homemade gifts I can give to friends and family. I really enjoy giving and receiving homemade gifts. I make peppermint lip balm every year and give some away and keep enough to keep me supplied. I just love it that much!
I purchase these cute little tins from Rose Mountain Herbs and with a homemade label your gift looks very professional.
The recipe is simple and the lip balm can be mixed up in no time. I use local honey and our own beeswax! We haven’t had bees in a while but we still have a good supply of beeswax. The beeswax gives the lip balm a beautiful color.
The vitamin E is squeezed out of the Vitamin E capsules; you get about 3 drops out of one capsule.
Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm
6 Tbsp almond oil
2 tsp honey
4 tsp beeswax, grated
5 drops vitamin E oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
8 – ½ oz lidded pots
In a double boiler, melt almond oil, honey and beeswax together. I used a tin can placed in water.
Remove from heat, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Add vitamin E and peppermint oils and stir until well blended. Spoon into tins and allow to cool before covering.
Warning! If you make this once you will love it so much you will want to make it every year!