DIY Luxurious Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm + Free Printable Labels

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Learn how to make your own luxurious lip balm with peppermint essential oils and quality ingredients! You can use my free printable labels to gift to friends and family, too!

It’s a well-known fact that the winter season can be tough on your skin, especially your lips. With the harsh winds and cold temperatures, it’s no surprise that your lips can end up feeling chapped and uncomfortable.

So, what can you do to keep your lips moisturized and healthy during the winter months? Well, why not create your own DIY cocoa mint lip balm? Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s also a fun and rewarding project that is perfect for an afternoon of self-care. Keep reading to learn how to create your very own cocoa mint lip balm.

Your lips with LOVE you! Luxurious Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm | Recipe at

Confession time: I’m a lip balm lover. I mean, every night before bed I have to have some lip balm. And pretty much every hour after I wake up until I go back to bed the next night. It’s just my thing. I hate to have dry lips.

So, when I found out a couple of years ago that I could make my own lip balm (and for dirt cheap), I started making them. I’ve tried all kinds of fabulous flavors like cinna-mint, lavender, lime & vanilla and more.

But then my sister-in-law gave me some DIY lip balm that she made, only that is was yummier and more luxurious than any of my previous lip balm recipe attempts.

I mean, mine were good, but they weren’t blow-your-mind moisturizing like this was. And did I mention, it was chocolate??? YUM!

So, recently, armed with her recipe, I grabbed up all of the special ingredients to make my own. I ordered my ingredients from Amazon or Bulk Apothecary, but your local Whole Foods or Earth Fare will probably carry most of the ingredients, except for the essential oils.

While these stores do carry essential oils, since you’ll be putting these on your lips, I really wouldn’t recommend using anything but therapeutic-grade essential oils. I use this brand.

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Supplies You’ll Need for DIY Luxurious Lip Balm

Equipment Needed:

Your lips with LOVE you! Luxurious Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm | Recipe at

How to Make Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm

1. Gather Your Ingredients

Firstly, you will need to gather all the necessary ingredients for your cocoa mint lip balm recipe. For this recipe, you will need all of the items from the ingredients list, including: beeswax pellets, coconut oil, cocoa butter, honey, peppermint essential oil, etc. plus a double boiler set. You can get most of these ingredients at your local grocery store or online.

2. Melt Beeswax, Cocoa Butter and Oil in Double Boiler

Once you have all your ingredients, start by melting a tablespoon of beeswax pellets, a tablespoon of cocoa butter, and a tablespoon of coconut oil on low in your double boiler. Wait until it melts and stir occasionally.

3. Add Rest of the Ingredients

Remove the double boiler from heat and whisk in raw honey, vitamin E oil and cocoa powder. Make sure the honey and vitamin E are thoroughly mixed in.

4. Add the Peppermint Essential Oil

Finally add your peppermint essential oil and stir until well combined. You can also add more or less peppermint oil depending on your preference.

5. Pour into Lip Balm Containers

Continue to stir or whisk until you’ve finished pouring into your lip balms, because you don’t want to get to the end of your mixture and realize that all of your honey and vitamin E has sunk to the bottom and is still sitting in your cup. Ask me how I know. 🙂

I purchased this lip balm filling tray & set and it works great for filling a bunch of containers at a time.

I put my lip balm mixture in a glass Pyrex measuring cup, so it was easy to pour into each lip balm tube.

Be sure not to to touch them while they cool down because you don’t want to mess with the pretty sheen on top.

Your lips with LOVE you! Luxurious Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm | Recipe at

Free Printable Labels (yay!!)

Since these make great gifts, I made some cute labels for you to use. I just print these off on some 8.5×11 white sticker paper, cut them out and roll them on. I added the ingredients to the label, too, so that your recipients will know what they are getting!

Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm + Free Printable Labels | Recipe at

Click here to download the printable file. Personal use only!


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  1. Thank you for providing this. I just tried to create the balms for 20 tubes. I doubled the quantities necessary. I ordered the lip balm filling tray and set that you recommended. However, my final solution only filled up about 5 tubes. I am sure that I am doing something wrong. Do you have any idea why I didn’t have enough solution?

  2. Do you have an updated recipe? Since honey is water soluble and doesn’t dissolve in these oils it’s basically a waste or just added to sound fancy (and it does 😉 )

  3. I’ve seen other lip balm recipes call for coconut oil(the solid form), not FRACTIONATED (the liquid form) coconut oil. Is there a difference in the final product texture?? I’m excited to make my own.

  4. After testing out at least 10 recipes and countless variations over the past 5 years, this one has become my FAVORITE! I have made this exact recipe about a dozen times and it always comes out great. Thank you!

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