How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Want to say goodbye to dry and chapped lips and say hello to soft and luscious lips? Want to do something fun and easy? You’re in the right place cause I’m about to put you through How to make Peppermint lip balm.

Follow these steps to make these moisturizing homemade Peppermint lip balms. Be sure to gift to friends and loved ones.

What Is a Lip Balm?

A lip balm is a substance that is added to the lips to moisturize and relieve chaps and dryness. A lip balm is generally made from a base mostly coconut oil or beeswax, vitamin E capsules for Adee moisturizing effect, a flavour, and a colour. Just like that, you have a go-to for soft and luscious lips!

What You Will Need in Preparing a Lip Balm

  • Small containers or tubes
  • Glass bowl to mix
  • A stirrer or a spoon
  • Essential oils (coconut, almond, etc.)

Now, that you know the basics of the recipe for homemade lip balm, let’s get to something interesting to further educate you.

Benefits of Selected Essential Oils

Essential oils are used mostly in a few drops. Be sure not to overuse because of their potency.

  • Coconut oil helps in penetrating the skin more deeply and helps in moisturizing the lips.
  • Almond oil is enriched with vitamin A and E hence, it penetrates deeper into the ski more quickly. It’s very moisturizing and perfect for dry and chapped lips.
  • Beeswax is hydrating and increases moisture in the skin. They are commonly found in hand and body creams as it helps to retain moisture. Now, I hope this educated you on why you need these ingredients. Let’s do what we’re here for now.

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm


  • 2tbsp coconut oil
  • 2tsp beeswax (crushed)
  • 2tbsp almond oil
  • 3 drops of peppermint oil

Procedures for Making Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

STEP 1: On medium heat, bring a pot of water to a boil.

STEP 2: Insert a glass bowl into this pot. Make sure it doesn’t tilt and fall, you can hold the glass bowl with a tong. It’d only for a minute.

STEP 3: Add in solidified coconut oil and crushed beeswax and allow to melt completely for at least 20-30 seconds.

STEP 4: Add in almond oil and drops of peppermint oil. Then;

STEP 5: Give this a stir and turn off the heat.

STEP 6: Allow to cool down. And finally;

STEP 7: Transfer to a container or a tube and set aside for use.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

Q: What can I use instead of coconut oil?

A: Shea butter is a good recipe for homemade Peppermint Peppermint lips balm. You can also substitute shea butter for coconut oil if you have it in-store.

Q: I don’t have beeswax, what do I use?

A: Relax! You can go ahead and make your homemade Peppermint Peppermint lip balm without having to use beeswax. Beeswax is like a solidifier so you can go ahead to use coconut oil, shea butter, or castor oil as the base.

Q: Can I use a container instead of a tube?

A: As I said above, you can use a container or you use a tube lying around in the house. This is used as storage and anything you have available can be used. Make sure it has a cover so as to prevent contamination such as dust and dirt.

Q: How long will my homemade Peppermint Peppermint lip balm last?

A: Your homemade Peppermint Peppermint lip balm should last up to 2-3 months depending on the quantity you make and on your daily usage.

Q: Does lip balm lighten my lips?

A: Homemade Peppermint lip balm does not lighten lips but help in moisturizing. If you want lighter lips, you could use lemon or lemon oil. Lemon has been proven to be effective in lightening the lips and of course, the skin.

Another option is to scrub your lips at least once.

Q: How long does it take to solidify?

A: This should take at least 15 minutes to harden in the container or of course, tube.

Key Notes to Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm

  • Ensure the container or tube is clean before transferring so as to avoid contamination of any sort.
  • Crush beeswax into smaller pieces so as to enable it to melt easily and quickly when placed overheat.

How to Store

Store in a cool dry place, this helps in solidifying it. You can also refrigerate it for an hour or two to speed the solidification process but after that, do not refrigerate as this could lose its form and potential.


Wasn’t that fun, easy and exciting? The best part of this recipe for homemade Peppermint lip balm is the flexibility to customize colours with the oil and infused fruits. Which were you excited to try? Let us know in the comment section below.