This peppermint cocoa lip balm was just supposed to be a peppermint lip balm, but my cocoa butter had more ambitious plans. It is a beautiful, fragrant cocoa butter, and in the end I got a lip balm that smells like a delicious little Girl Guide cookie. It glides on like a dream, and smells utterly delicious.

How to Make Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

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You may or may not remember a line of body products from the early 2000’s developed using Jessica Simpson’s name—they all reeked of cake, cookie dough, frosting, or some other sugary concoction. I say reeked because they were all scented with potent fragrance oils that left the wearer smelling like a bakery employee for hours.

How to Make Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

I remember babysitting for a family that had a tub of the cake batter scented body lotion, and just smelling it, confused—was I supposed to spread it on my skin or eat it? In the end I opted for neither. Anyhow, the point is that this delicious lip balm will not leave you smelling like a top-selling Girl Guide cookie vendor—it will simply leave you happy, and perhaps craving a Girl Guide cookie (or three). Between the slight tingle from the peppermint essential oil and the fantastic scent, I promise it will become a fast favourite.

Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm

10g | 0.35oz beeswax
12g | 0.42oz virgin coconut oil
7g | 0.25oz raw cocoa butter (the more fragrant, the better)
19g | 0.67oz sweet almond oil
1g | 0.03oz vitamin E oil

20 drops peppermint essential oil

Weigh the beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E oil out into a heat resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring cup in a saucepan of barely simmering water to melt the oils.

Stir in the peppermint essential oil using a flexible silicone spatula. Pour the melted lip balm into ten or eleven lip balm tubes and let cool. I like to use these labels to label my projects.

Don’t have the carrier oils called for in the recipe? Read this for a guide on how to choose appropriate alternatives.


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