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Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm - Dr.Axe
This homemade lavender mint lip balm recipe is amazing! Rather than putting toxic chemicals onto your skin and mouth, try this recipe! It provides nourishment and hydration for dry, cracked lips without the negative side effects! Try it today!

Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 7-9 lip balms or chapsticks (approximately)


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 7 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 7 drops lavender essential oil
  • Lip balm containers or chapstick tubes


  1. In a small pot over medium low heat melt beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.
  2. Remove from heat and add lavender and peppermint oils. Whisk well to distribute oil throughout the mixture.
  3. Pour quickly into lip balm containers or chapstick tubes. Let cool on counter till hard.

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  1. Dana on

    How long does shea butter last and what else can I use it for??? Will it last longer if stored in the freezer??? The 16 oz jar is pretty expensive and it seems like it would take forever to use up making lip balm …

  2. Laura on

    This turned out so nice! So smooth and feels great. My question is, what is the best way to clean out the pan I used to melt everything in?

  3. Kristin on

    If using tins for this recipe ( let’s say the 1/2 oz tins), how many tins would this recipe yield? Thanks!

  4. Liz on

    I have developed an intolerance to coconut products (resulting in an extremely itchy contact dermititus rash) and am so bummed b/c I make a lot of natural products using it, not to mention I can’t continue with my daily oil pulling. Is there a good substitute to use in place of coco oil?

  5. Liz on

    can I use cocoa butter instead of Shea? I have a lot of cocoa butter on hand that I need to use up. I suppose it might alter the smell a little bit though.

  6. Carrie on

    brambleberry.com and bulkapthecary.com are excellent sources for all the products in this recipe. I love making my own lip balms & I always use their supplies. Just a tip to keep your pans clean….I prefer to use a double boiler method when melting my ingredients. I use mason jars because they’re designed to withstand high temperatures and I sit it inside a small saucepan with water. A pyrex container also works well. The spout is handy for pouring into tubes and I like to sit the handle outside the edge of my saucepan when I melting the ingredients.
    To clean the jar, I wipe out as much as I can with a paper towel, then wash with dawn. It works pretty well for me.

  7. Sarah on

    Do you have any tips on how to make shaving or cutting up the beeswax any easier? I found myself looking like a madwoman trying to stab the block of beeswax to break off small enough pieces to measure. Shaving or grating it was near impossible, not to mention the huge mess it created! Thanks.

  8. Jeanne on

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    Jeanne Marcum

  9. Cici on

    I’m confused about something: peppermint has menthol in it. Isn’t menthol an alcohol that will dry skin out? If so, why is it always used in lip balm?

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