As much as I generally detest winter, I will concede that it can be very pretty. My favourite winter sight is that of trees coated in sparkling ice crystals—it’s as if the entire world has been coated in diamond dust. That’s what this silver shimmer lip balm makes me think of, all the way down to the wee chill from the peppermint essential oil.

How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm
How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm

This wonderful lip balm is based on most of my other favourite lip balm recipes, with the addition of some silver mica for a bit of subtle, cool shimmer. I used my miniature measuring spoons to measure out 2 “smidgens”, which results in a shimmer that is easily mistaken for the gloss of the lip balm. Feel free to step up the amount if you prefer more shimmer.

How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm
How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm

If you’re allergic to the sweet almond oil you can use any other carrier oil that absorbs at an average speed—jojoba and olive would both be good choices.

How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm
How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm

Silver Shimmer Lip Balm

10g | 0.35oz beeswax
12g | 0.42oz virgin coconut oil
7g | 0.25oz raw cocoa butter
19g | 0.67oz sweet almond oil

10 drops peppermint essential oil
1 dash | 1/8 tsp silver mica (I use these wee measuring spoons for such tiny amounts)

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

Stir in the peppermint essential oil and the mica using a flexible silicone spatula, stirring as the mixture cools a bit. Once the mixture has thickened enough to keep the mica suspended, decant into ten lip balm tubes and let cool. I like to use these labels to label my projects.

Enjoy!

Yield: 10 tubes

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

How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm
How to Make Silver Shimmer Lip Balm

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