14 Days til’ Christmas Countdown: A great gift, a chapped lip cure and tasty kissable treat for your lips, Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Tinted Lip Balm is a perfect christmas and holiday activity. You can make your own at home using a few simple ingredients!
What You’ll Need:
- White Beeswax Pellets
- Cocoa Powder
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Small Plastic Containers or Tins (I used a bunch of those small altoid tins)
Using a double boiler or microwave, melt the white beeswax pellets, be careful not to overheat them if you are using a lot especially in the microwave. You will want to put them in 40 second intervals and stir each time you take them out. Add cocoa powder to the melted beeswax and stir until smooth. The cocoa powder gives a light tint to your lips when applied.
Add equal parts sweet almond oil and coconut oil to the mixture. Add 20 – 30 drops of peppermint essential oil. Mix altogether and then using a funnel gently pour the mixture into individually portioned containers.
I didn’t give exact measurements because I rarely do single serving lip balms. Done in batches, you can experiment with the measurements but you will want your lip balm to not be too thick or very liquidy, however you will want the mixture to pour easily into each container.
After you have poured the mixture, allow them to firm overnight. Make sure they are stored in a cool place so as not to melt just like you would any store bought lip balm or chapstick.
Not only is this lip balm great for curing chapped lips but it is natural, edible and tasty too!