Homemade lip balm is a quick and easy project for all ages and makes a great stocking stuffer, too! This fun recipe uses chocolate chips and peppermint essential oil for added flavor and scent.
Place sunflower oil, castor oil, chocolate chips and beeswax in a small heat proof container. For easiest cleanup, recycle an empty soup can for this purpose.
Set the can down into a saucepan containing a few inches of water to form a makeshift double boiler. Heat over a medium-low burner, until the beeswax and chocolate are melted.
Stir until smooth. Add the peppermint essential oil, and stir again.
Pour into lip balm tubes and allow to cool before capping and adding labels. This recipe makes enough to fill six or seven tubes.
Notes and Tips
Castor oil adds a wonderful shine and smooth feel to lip balm along with extra staying power and protection from the elements. Although I consider it essential for making a good lip balm, in a pinch, you can omit it and use more sunflower oil in its place.
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About Jan Berry
Jan is a goat-chasing, soap-making, homeschooling farm wife who loves vintage tea cups, word games and turning weeds into beautiful things. She joins the Craft Hub each month with DIY body care recipes and projects. She can also be found at her blog, The Nerdy Farm Wife.
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