DIY Candy Cane Lip Cream

candy-cane-lip-cream-2I’m on a roll with candy canes!  Last week I shared a candy cane lip scrub and since I had loads of candy canes left over, I decided to just keep this train rollin’!  This is such a cute DIY and I’m sure your friends and family would love a lip cream tucked in their stocking!

This is your typical lip balm recipe.  The only difference is that you’re adding candy.  Be sure to remember that you CAN NOT add the crushed candy canes in while you are heating the oils/wax.  It seems like you could but trust me-it doesn’t work.  You must add it in after you’ve removed from the heat and let cool for 20 minutes or so.

DIY Candy Cane Lip balm

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DIY Candy Cane Lip Cream

1/4 cup sweet almond oil (find it HERE)

1 TBSP. beeswax (find it HERE)

1 tsp. finely ground candy cane

2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE) *optional*


  1. Grind candy canes thoroughly in a blender or food processor.  I believe a coffee grinder would work.  I used a mini food processor meant to make baby food-it worked perfect.
  2. Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water and place a glass pyrex measuring cup with a spout into the water
  3. Place on stove top and turn stove top to medium heat.
  4. Add sweet almond oil (feel free to use other odorless oils) and beeswax and allow to melt.
  5. Remove from heat and add peppermint essential oil.
  6. While mixture is cooling, stir periodically.
  7. When mixture is slightly warm, stir in about a tsp. of finely ground candy cane.  *the more you add, the grainier your lip balm will be*
  8. Scoop into container(s)  This recipe makes about 2 ounces.  I used THESE 1 ounce tins.

Candy Cane Lip Balm DIY

Of course you need a cute label!  I just happened to have this labels made for Christmas gifts so that’s why it doesn’t say “Candy Cane Lip Cream”, but I think it still works.  Just save the below image to your computer and go to Avery.  From there you can create your own labels!  You’ll need THESE labels to print on.


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DIY Candy Cane Lip Cream

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. December 13, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    This is so adorable Jenni. Love making lip balms and lotion bars because they are so easy and people love them. I think the first lip balm I ever made was a pink lemonade one from your site years ago…might have been some beet powder involved!

  2. December 26, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Your style is so unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this page.

  3. December 7, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Sorry about your dog, loosing a part of the family is very hard and at this time is more difficult.
    Love this recipe, the candy cane makes it special, and I put some peppermint in it for more kick. So refreshing to use and fun,quick to make.

    • Jenni
      December 13, 2019 / 7:14 am

      Queenie-Thank you. I love this one too-it’s so festive!

  4. Brittany Netz
    October 24, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    Hey there! Iā€™d love to give this recipe a try but I was just wondering if I was to add coconut oil as well with the beeswax & sweet almond oil will it still turn out like a lip cream or more of a firmer balm? I love the idea of it being more a cream šŸ™‚

    Thank you,
    Brittany x

    • Jenni
      November 4, 2020 / 10:41 am

      Brittany-In order to make it a cream, you have to let it cool then scrape it and mix it with a spoon or popsicle stick. This is what gives it a creamy consistency. You’ll be fine if you’d like to add coconut oil!

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