Spearmint Lip Balm

You don’t have to use just spearmint for this; use any type of mint you have on hand. Use oil with mint The castor oil lends unparallelled gloss and smoothness, but if you don’t want to use it – substitute more mint infused oil instead.

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mint infused oil (1 oz, by weight)

  • 1/2 tablespoon castor oil

  • 1 tablespoon mango, shea or cocoa butter (.5 oz by weight)

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax (.4 oz by weight)

  • optional: around ten drops of spearmint (or peppermint) essential oil

Place the oils, wax & butter in a heat proof jar or pyrex measuring cup. Set it down into a pan filled with a few inches of water. Set the pan on your oven burner & bring the water to just under a simmer, over medium-low heat. Heat until the wax and butter are melted, then turn off the burner and remove from heat. Add essential oil, if using, and then carefully pour into containers while still hot. This recipe fills around 8 or 9 lip balm tubes or 3 to 4 small, half ounce tins.