Homemade Peppermint Lip Balm!

DIY Peppermint Lip balm

It’s no secret that I love making lip balms!  My recipes wouldn’t be complete without the tried and true peppermint lip balm recipe!  And for a bonus, you can use a small or large Altoid tin!  They are at every check out aisle.  Plus, they are so cute!  We could all use a “curiously strong” all-natural peppermint lip balm, am I right?!

DIY Peppermint Lip balm

DIY Peppermint Lip Balm

1 TBSP Grapeseed Oil (grapeseed is odorless and doesn’t take away from the peppermint scent) (find it HERE)

1 tsp. beeswax (find it HERE)

1 tsp Shea Butter (optional) (find it HERE)

7 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Fill a medium sized pot half way full with water.
  2. Place a glass pyrex measuring cup in the water and add grapeseed oil, shea butter and beeswax.
  3. Allow to melt.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add peppermint essential oil.
  6. Pour into Altoid tin.

**Beware of the Altoid tin’s hinges.  They are about 1/2 way down the back side of the tin.  If you fill your balm above the hinges your balm will leak out!  It’s a confusing mess, trust me!!**

This is fun and easy and a great gift because everyone likes a Peppermint Lip Balm!  It’s perfect for winter time because the added boost of shea butter will help protect and moisturize your lips like crazy!  This recipe makes enough balm for a small Altoid tin, but beware of the hinges!

 xx, Jenni


DIY Peppermint Lip Balm




  1. November 30, 2013 / 1:39 pm

    Can I replace peppermint with something else?I don’t like the smell of it.

    • December 1, 2013 / 10:29 pm

      Diana, yes! You can use any oil you like. Peppermint is one of my least favorites. I actually love lavender in my lip balm. You could try any citrus oils too!

    • September 30, 2014 / 3:53 pm

      Nikki-Yes you can put my recipes in a tube. I have a couple of balms that are a bit too soft but I don’t believe this one is one of them. If you make it, you might want to let it harden and test it before you pour it into tubes. You can always re-melt and add a pinch more beeswax. Thanks!

      • shruti
        January 3, 2016 / 11:52 pm

        the same recipe can be made using vaseline or shea butter ? Because beeswax is kinda to expensive where I stay .

        • January 5, 2016 / 6:48 pm

          Shruti-Beeswax is a must. It’s what thickens up the oils. Vaseline is basically the end result we are trying to achieve with the beeswax minus the yucky toxic ingredients it contains. Shea butter will thicken up your oils but your proportions would have to be figured out. You would definitely use more shea butter then oil. I think you could achieve a really nice lip balm this way but it would take some experimenting!

  2. Jennifer
    October 29, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Do I need the Shea butter or can I leave it out and get the same results?

    • Jenni
      November 29, 2017 / 8:44 am

      Jennifer-You can, it just won’t be as nourishing.

  3. Alekhya Sreeram
    December 7, 2018 / 1:43 am

    In love with your site already…

    Tried this today..just that I used half of all your portions so that I get half of the amount of lip balm cos I was skeptical about my skills to follow your instructions..thanks ..

    A quick question..

    Is this Safe for lactating women..? My baby is 4 months old .. lemme know ..thanks ..
    Also planning to try the aloe moisturizer

    • Jenni
      December 10, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Alekhya-Thank you!!! Yes, it’s safe!

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