We have featured a number of peppermint flavored lip balms but when I went looking, I was shocked to discover that we didn’t have a simple peppermint lip balm. It has always been Cocoa Mint, Vanilla Mint and even Peppermint Toffee Bark! I was stunned to find that such a staple recipe was missing from our recipe collection. Today I want to remedy that.
While today I want the only flavor to be peppermint, I wanted to add little sweetener to the mix. I think the sweetener makes the peppermint more delightful and gives it some oomph to the peppermint taste.
Collect Needed Items:
Shea Lip Solutions
Peppermint Essential Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Lip Balm Tubes
Lip Balm Filling Tray
|Recipe in Ounces
10.08 ounces Shea Lip Solutions
.05 ounces Peppermint Essential Oil
.1 ounces Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Grams
285 grams Shea Lip Solutions
1.42 grams Peppermint Essential Oil
2.84 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
|Recipe in Percentages
97.5% Shea Lip Solutions
.5% Peppermint Essential Oil
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Heat the Shea Lip Solutions Base gently in the microwave until melted. Once the base has completely melted, add the Sugar Baby Flavor Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. Stir well.
From here, you can either pipette the mixture into your tubes or you can use a filling tray. I will be using a filling tray because they are a simple and fast method of filling a lot of tubes at one time. If you are using a filling tray, insert your tubes into your tray. Flood the tray with your melted lip balm. Allow the mixture to cool. Scrape off the excess. I like to use a plastic putty knife. Remove the tubes from the tray and cap.
If you are going to pipette the lip balm into the tubes, fill the tube until you get a dome of liquid material at the top. Wax shrinks when it cools and doing this helps insure that you get a very pretty top. Fill all of your tubes making sure they are domed on the top before they cool. (You may need to reheat your jar of lip solutions during this process. This is normal and to be expected.) Allow the tubes to cool and cap.
Now you can give your lip balm a pretty label or put it into a cute bag. Enjoy this great lip balm or give as gifts! I think one will have a permanent home in my pocket this winter season. Happy holidays!