A few years ago, I started experimenting with my own lip balm recipe. I’ve made a new batch every few months, give it out to family and friends, and try to get as much feedback as possible. This batch hasn’t been distributed yet, but I think it’s the best one yet!
Growing up, I loved the Dr. Pepper lip balm from Lip Smackers! It had a hint of color and smelled/tasted fantastic. Little did I know, I really enjoyed that brand for it’s texture. Now, I strive for something similar, minus the hint of color. I’ve experimented with many flavors and have found a few I like including orange cream, peppermint, and grapefruit. Obviously, I’m a fan of citrus and mint so I decided to combine the flavors for an orange mint lip balm.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Materials Needed for Vanilla Orange Lip Balm
- mini funnel (optional)
- microwavable bowl
- 1oz beeswax
- 1oz jojoba oil
- measuring cup
- 30 drops sweet orange essential oil (DoTerra)
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil (DoTerra)
- lip balm tubes & caps
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Step 1: melt the beeswax
Place your beeswax into your bowl and put it in the microwave.
Microwave in 30 second intervals with a few seconds between sessions. This takes about 3 minutes altogether.
Step 2: add your flavors and jojoba oil
Add 10 drops of peppermint oil and 30 drops of wild orange. Then add 1oz of jojoba oil.
You can play with this a bit if you’d like. I prefer a little tingle in my lip balm so I wanted a good bit of peppermint. However, I didn’t want that to over shadow the orange. This is perfect for that. If you prefer the smell of peppermint but don’t like the tingle as much, then add less peppermint.
Step 3: pour the lip balm mixture into tubes
Using your mini funnel, pour your beexwax and oils mixture into the tubes.
Let it sit.
When the wax has hardened, you can use or gift it. These make great stocking stuffers!
I’d love to hear your feedback. Do you like the flavor combo? What others flavors would you try?