DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm

I spent a day playing in the kitchen-I had no agenda or direction and ended up with an “out of the ordinary” lip balm since I added sugar and vanilla which I don’t normally do! This is such a fun and festive DIY and I had to share it during the holidays because it would make such a fun gift!  Plus, you might just have everything you need without having to grab anything-Lord knows, vanilla and sugar are in abundance in my home during the holidays!  

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm

1 tbsp. Unscented Oil like Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Jojoba Oil

1/2 tbsp. Beeswax (find it HERE)

1/8 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/4 tsp. sugar

3 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)


  1. Make a double boiler by filling a medium pot half way full with water and placing a glass pyrex cup in the pot.  
  2. Add all ingredients except the essential oil to the cup and heat on medium heat.
  3. Allow the wax to melt thoroughly while stirring the mix to help the sugar dissolve.
  4. Remove from heat and add peppermint.
  5. Pour into a 1 oz. tin. Find one HERE.

This recipe will barely make 1 oz.  Feel free to double or triple it!

The sugar has a hard time dissolving.  Stirring is definitely necessary.  The extract also has a hard time mixing. You might want to continue to stir your lip balm after it’s been poured into the tin.  This will disrupt it’s smooth appearance but it will help evenly disperse the vanilla.  

DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm

This lip balm tastes so good!  And of course, beeswax and oil are great for moisturizing the lips!  

Happy Holidays!!

xx. Jenni


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DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Balm



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 19, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    This sounds amazing and would be easy to make in bulk for gifts. I have been buying most of my natural skin care products these days but love how simple it is to make lip balms and body bars. I may start playing around with this again when I’m snowed in over the winter!

    • Jenni
      January 9, 2020 / 3:15 pm

      Hi Elizabeth! Thank you! Are you snowed in yet?! Hope you’re doing well! Thank you for reading!

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