Zero Waste Peppermint Lip Balm

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Heading into winter I wanted to try whipping up my own lip balm from a bunch of ingredients I had in the cupboard, so far I’m liking it! If I update the recipe I will be sure to post a new blog for you so you can test it out too!

This recipe was enough to make 2 small pots, so I will gift one to my sister to try it out.


  • One bees wax stick (or 3-4 tbsp bees wax pellets)

  • 2 tbsp shea butter

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 15 drops peppermint essential oil

Firstly, place water into a saucepan and add a glass (or heatproof) bowl on top. We will be melting our ingredients down in this glass bowl. Add all ingredients into the bowl (except peppermint) and allow them to melt. Add the peppermint in last.

Stir it all well and then pour mixture into your containers.

Be quick with your pour as the mixture will start to solidify quite quickly.

Keep open on the bench for a few hours before adding the cap to your container.