DIY Lip Balm with Essential Oils!

March 18, 2014 | by Jocie (email) |

Chocolate Peppermint DIY lip balm from One Project Closer

In my house, we go through a lot of lip balm. I mean, a lot. I’d like to blame it on the kids and their over-extending of the stick into the cap, but I am just as guilty of accidentally putting them through the wash and dryer. Not to mention, I’d often end up grabbing one of Izzie’s HelloKitty cheapo lip balms out of desperation, which just made my lips feel even more chapped. Argh.

The sheer volume and expense for quality lip balms seemed a bit ridiculous! So, I made my own DIY Lip Balm and it was so so easy, and for under 50 cents per stick.

If love your EOS, you can easily use this recipe to refill it. I love this printable for a last minute lip balm gift from Tried & True!


I decided to make this DIY Lip Balm batch using chocolate and Peppermint Essential Oil, but I also really love using other Essential Oils like, lemon (and honey), orange, vanilla, or Thieves. Thieves is a special Young Living Blend that smells like FALL!! Yummmmm, all that cinnamon and clove. 

Chocolate Peppermint Lip Balm
Yields 15
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 5 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  2. 3 Tablespoons Beeswax
  3. 12 Drops of Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil
  4. 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon Cocoa powder
  1. Melt Coconut oil and beeswax in a glass, pourable measuring cup in the microwave. Once clear, stir in Essential Oil and Cocoa Powder and pour into empty lip balm tubes.
  2. Move into a cool space and let sit for several hours.
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*Side note: I bought the empty tubes for $0.14 each at Bulk Apothecary and got the beeswax from Amazon.

Once I made the lip balms, I decided to personalize them a bit, partially because the girls like them to be pretty and also because I want to be able to tell them apart without the girls fighting. I grabbed my wash tape and some cute letter stickers from the Target Dollar Spot and got crafty! Wouldn’t a few lip balms and a bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil make a great Easter gift or hostess present?

Chocolate Peppermint DIY lip balm from One Project Closer

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7 Responses
  1. LOVE anything chocolate and peppermint flavored. Pinning! 🙂

  2. YUM! I am a total chapstick/lip product junkie … can’t wait to make my own!!

  3. naomipsalm77 says:

    Hey! I bet cocoa butter would be really good too, rather than the powder? Does the powder have the same benefits or is it just for flavor/scent?

  4. Becky B. says:

    Love the chap stick idea, but I want that cute little turquoise pedestal! Where did you get it?

  5. Carla says:

    These are awesome. I Made these as Christmas gifts and everyone loved them. I mixed cocoa butter with the coconut oil. I call it hot cocoa chap stick. Yummy. I halved the recipe and got 18 of my tubes.

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  7. Debbie Ingram-Flodeen says:

    If I didn’t want to use chocolate, would the recipe work for just peppermint Chapstick, or do I need to add another ingredient? Thank you in advance

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