Mint Chocolate Lip Balm: A Fun and Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea!

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm: A Fun and Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea!

A delectable mixture of chocolate and peppermint in a luscious lip balm. A perfect quick and easy DIY Christmas gift that your friends and family will love!

(This post is part two of our 12 Days of Christmas Series. Check out this beautiful recipe for Chai Eggnog – the first part of this series, and stay tuned for a whole lot more!)

By Mindy Benkert from Simple Pure Beauty

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays can bring a sense of excitement and wonder, but it can also be a little stressful.

I love the holiday season because I know I am going to get to see family, hang out and re-connect with those I don’t see throughout the year. My family is scattered throughout different states and even countries now, so this time of year is so precious to us.

Nothing can replace the memories of sitting around the dinner table, grandma’s turkey dinner, and opening presents with my whole family. It’s priceless.

But sometimes the budget is tight or you just don’t know what to get your family, friends or even teachers for Christmas. That’s why I love to DIY. It is so easy and affordable to make your own Christmas gifts. These gifts made with love and your own hands can mean so much more than anything expensive or fancy.

So today I am sharing an easy recipe that you can whip up in just a few minutes, it will cost you very little and it smells and feels amazing!

One of my favorite combinations is mint chocolate, so it only stands to reason that I would create a lip balm with this awesome combination. 🙂

Lip balm is so easy to make and with a little decorating, you will have adorable gifts that your friends and family will love! It can be so much fun to get creative and make your own Christmas gifts! There are so many things you can make including body butter, sugar scrubs and even diy perfume.

Supplies

You may want to check out local stores for some of these, but you can also find supplies for this project from The Nourishing Gourmet’s affiliate Amazon.

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm: A Fun and Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea!

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp beeswax pastilles (or grated beeswax)
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
1 1/2 Tbsp avocado oil (can substitute your favorite carrier oil: coconut, sweet almond, grapeseed…)
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
5 Drops peppermint essential oil
8 Drops vitamin e oil
4 drops liquid stevia (can be omitted)

Directions:

Melt beeswax, cocoa butter and avocado oil in a double boiler (glass bowl or jar inside a pan with a few inches of water) over medium/low heat.
Heat until thoroughly melted, stirring occasionally.
Once melted, stir in cocoa powder and stevia and stir until combined and smooth.
Remove from heat and stir in peppermint oil and vitamin e oil.
Quickly pour into your storage containers.
Save a little and top off your lip balm containers as the liquid will settle a little as it dries.
Should fill 6 .2 oz lip balm containers (Feel free to double the recipe for more)

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm: A Fun and Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea!
 
Recipe type: Beauty
 
This delectable combination is the perfect DIY Christmas Gift for the Holidays or any time!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp beeswax pastilles (or grated beeswax)
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa butter
  • 1½ Tbsp avocado oil (can substitute your favorite carrier oil: coconut, sweet almond, grapeseed...)
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 5 Drops peppermint essential oil
  • 8 Drops vitamin e oil
  • 4 drops liquid stevia (can be omitted)
Instructions
  1. Melt beeswax, cocoa butter and avocado oil in a double boiler (glass bowl or jar inside a pan with a few inches of water) over medium/low heat.
  2. Heat until thoroughly melted, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once melted, stir in cocoa powder and stevia and stir until combined and smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint oil and vitamin e oil.
  5. Quickly pour into your storage containers.
  6. Save a little and top off your lip balm containers as the liquid will settle a little as it dries.
  7. Should fill 6 .2 oz lip balm containers (Feel free to double the recipe for more)

 

What are your favorite DIY Christmas Gifts to make?

 

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Mindy is a wife, mother, web designer, whole food lover with a passion for sharing natural and safe alternatives to conventional beauty products. Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can seem overwhelming, so she likes to keep things simple by sharing safe, natural beauty product recipes and remedies using very few ingredients. Here site is dedicated to natural remedies, simple whole food cooking and creating safe, healthy environments for our families.

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Comments

  1. Amy says

    Silly question but I don’t have peppermint essential oil. Would peppermint extract work as a substitute, and if so, any suggestions on quantity?

  2. Amy says

    I don’t have peppermint essential oil. Would peppermint extract be an acceptable substitute and if so, any suggestions on amount?

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