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.

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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.

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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.

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Warning! If you make this once you will love it so much you will want to make it every year!

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Peppermint Lip Balm

5 comments on “Peppermint Lip Balm

Amy on October 30, 2019 1:49 am

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!

Rhonda Gales on November 4, 2019 2:06 am

Thanks for sharing this post. I would love to make this for Christmas gifts. It’s so cool that you have your own beeswax. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be Pinning for future use.

Sharon on November 4, 2019 1:15 pm

We have bees! I need to start saving the wax I would love to try it in this recipe.

Thank you for linking up w Creative Muster! Blessings to you! xoxo Sharon

Nancy Wolff on November 4, 2019 3:59 pm

Sharon,By all means save your wax! Google Solar Wax Melter, we made our own and it was wonderful and so easy!

Lisa L Lombardo on November 5, 2019 3:40 pm

I tried making lip balm with honey once and the honey sort of separated from the rest of the lip balm…and I found myself wanting to eat my lip balm, lol! I want to try this again without the honey.
Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you again today!

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