Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin for Dry, Chapped Lips
Don’t let chapped lips ruin your day! My peppermint lip balm recipe with lanolin is crafted using only natural ingredients that work in tandem to promote skin health. Tackle your dry, chapped lips with this easy lip care recipe this winter. This natural DIY lip balm is a great way to nourish, moisturize and protect lips all season long.
You’ll love the velvety smooth glide of this lip balm almost as much as its ability to soothe, moisturize and protect dry or chapped lips. While a super awesome lip balm tube with a hooked cap means you always have that protection at your fingertips wherever the day takes you.
Don’t Let Winter Wreak Havoc on Your Lips!
If you’re like me, then you’ve already suffered through a bout of crazy dry, chapped lips this winter. Whether it was the dry winter air, the bitter arctic cold snap we had or just that new long lasting matte lipstick that wrecked them, the solution to regaining your lip health is as simple as a weekend DIY.
My natural peppermint lip balm recipe balm is formulated with beeswax and lanolin to not only lock in moisture, but to also protect lips from the elements and further damage. With that protection, lips are able to heal faster so you’re back to being your usual gorgeous self in no time!
Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe with Lanolin
.75 oz. sweet almond oil
.6 oz. beeswax pastilles
.25 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. refined shea butter
.25 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
5 mL peppermint essential oil
Using a digital scale, weigh out the cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax and sweet almond oil. Combine in a small scientific glass beaker.
Heat the ingredients either a double boiler or a microwave at 30% power until melted. Once melted, carefully remove the beaker from heat. (Your beaker will be hot!)
Now weigh out and stir in the lanolin. Continue stirring until the lanolin has fully melted.
Then, using a graduated transfer pipette, add 5 mL of peppermint essential oil.
Carefully pour the melted peppermint lip balm into ten .15 oz. lip balm tubes. I used the natural polypro lip balm tubes with hook caps from SKS Bottle & Packaging. (They also are available in white.)
Allow your peppermint lip balms to cool and fully harden, then snap on the hook caps. Label if desired for personal use or gifting, then hook them onto your keychain, belt loop or lanyard so your lip balm is always within easy reach!
Mix It Up with a Pop of Color!
You don’t have to make a plain jane peppermint lip balm if it’s color you crave. You can also add a pop of color!
Simply make my peppermint lip balm recipe as called for in the instructions above adding in a bit of lip safe mica as desired before you pour your lip balm into tubes. Alternately, you can also infuse the sweet almond oil with alkanet root powder or beet root powder for a punch of color.
Not yet ready to wing it yourself? Then give one of my other tinted lip balm recipes a try. These lip balm recipes include my merlot tinted lip balm recipe, my natural tinted lip balm recipe, my tinted lip plumping lip balm recipe, my plant based vegan tinted lip balm recipe, my chocolate ginger agave lip butter recipe, my tinted lemon ginger lip balm recipe, my tri-color lip balm recipe and my holiday red tinted lip balm recipe.
Want to Sell Your Peppermint Lip Balms?
If you’d like to create products from my peppermint lip balm recipe to sell, then you’ll need to follow good manufacturing practices (GMP) when making your products. You’ll find that the book, Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters by Marie Gale, is a valuable resource if you’re just getting started making your own homemade soaps, skin care products and cosmetics.
In addition to GMP, you’ll also need to follow FDA guidelines for labeling your products. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English by Marie Gale, spells out everything you need to know to legally label your handcrafted products.
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April 7, 2018 at 6:57 pm
I have trouble with the units of measure. Oil is liquid, so measuring it on my digital scale makes way too much. Isnt it 3/4 of a tablespoon? I wrote a review, but my comments were not posted, just my photo. Whats up with that? I love this recipe. I live in the mountains with thin air because ofmhigh altitude. So I can never have enough lip balm or cuticle cream. This recipe does both!
Rebecca D. Dillon
April 9, 2018 at 8:22 am
You comment appears once moderated. Sorry for the confusion. To answer your question, you can’t swap out liquid/volume measurements with the weights called for in the recipe as they don’t equal one another. The recipe won’t come out right. It’s sometimes hard to make lip balms in small amounts because the wax and such cools more quickly making it more challenging to pour. You can however halve the recipe if desired. Or make the recipe as is. Simply make the number of lip balm tubes you’d like and then pour the rest in a jar to use a hand and foot salve. Hope this helps.
December 3, 2018 at 2:41 am
Thank you for the above method.
If I am making the lip balm by this method, do I need to add any preservatives to it as well. Because I want my lip balm to last longer, say for about a year or so. If I need to add any preservative, which is the best one to add.
Rebecca D. Dillon
December 3, 2018 at 8:07 am
This has a shelf life of around a year as is. However, you can add an antioxidant like vitamin E antioxidant or rosemary antioxidant to help extend the shelf life of the oils if desired.
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