DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

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DIY Mint Chocolate Lip BalmWhen it comes to DIY skin care, making your own lip balm is a no fail product.  You seriously can make DIY lip balms just as effective and fun as a store bought lip balm!  All you need is a little beeswax, oil and some creativity!   Today I wanted to share a recipe for a super yummy, yet nourishing DIY mint chocolate lip balm!  This lip balm is no joke.  It truly smells like mint chocolate chip!  So good yet so natural!  Let’s jump right in!

What is Cocoa Butter?

Cocoa butter comes from the cacao bean, which is found inside the cocoa pod, which grows on the cacao tree. That sounds like a children’s book! The fat is extracted from the seeds and is called cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is a hard butter that has a low melting point and a very long shelf life of around two to five years.

It is a very effective rich moisturizer and contains a large amount of antioxidants so it is also known for anti aging powers. Cocoa butter has been known for decades for preventing and healing scaring and stretch marks-i.e. the famous Palmer’s Cocoa Butter!

Cocoa butter is excellent in lip sticks and lip balms. It can even be whipped into a creamier consistency. I love using it in other DIYs such as my oil cleansing cleanser recipe and my almond cocoa body lotion recipe.  I also included in my recipe for eczema relief cream.

Ingredients for Making Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

You need an oil that has no scent. I chose grapeseed oil but sweet almond oil, apricot seed oil, safflower oil, refined coconut oil or MCT (fractionated coconut oil) would also work.

Cocoa Butter is where the chocolate smell comes from. It typically comes in block form but I have linked cocoa butter wafers which are much easier to work with. 

Beeswax is what thickens up the butter and oils and also acts as a protective barrier for the lips. Read more about beeswax benefits for skin HERE.

Peppermint essential oil gives the mint scent and also provides a cooling sensation when applied. 

Homemade Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

1 TBSP. Grapeseed Oil (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Cocoa Butter (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Beeswax (find it HERE)

5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)

Directions:

  1. Fill a pot half way full of water.
  2. Place a glass pyrex bowl with a spout in the pot.
  3. Turn the stove top on medium heat.
  4. Add Oil, Butter and Wax and let melt.
  5. Once all ingredients are melted, pour into containers.
  6. Let Cool.

This recipe will make about 1 ounce.  This will fill about 5-6 lip balm tubes.  I like to store mine in a 1 ounce tin

DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
I love this DIY lip balm because of the delightful scent. I love even more that that delightful scent was achieved by totally natural and safe ingredients! You can use this lip balm as often as needed and enjoy immediate relief for dry, chapped lips. You might even try a lip exfoliator beforehand for even softer, smoother lips!

I hope you try this balm-You’ll absolutely love it and so will your lips!

More DIY Lip Balm Recipes:

xx, Jenni

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DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

2 thoughts on “DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Balm”

  1. Hi Jenni, First of all I love your recipes!!!!!!!
    I just made some lip balms. I doubled the recipe but only got 6 tubes.
    They are the same tubes that are in your link. Any idea why?
    Have a wonderful Holiday!!!

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