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When the cold winter months arrive, the chilling winds tend to can play a bad trick with my lips, making them dried-up.

Usually, I find myself shelling out a pretty penny in order to spring for these all natural minty lip balms to soothe my troubled smoochers.

But, this year I decided to make my own. I’m not sure I’ll ever buy the stuff again. Yes, it’s that easy.

Plus, I plan to drop these into baby shower packages, and birthday presents alike.

If you want to smooth chapped or rough lips, you should take care of them, using this DIY peppermint lip balm to have really perfect pout.

Here’s what we need:

1. Carnauba wax – Carnauba wax comes from a Brazilian palm tree called Copernica Cerifera. It gives nice glossy finish to our lip balm. For more recipes with Carnauba wax, click here.

2. Cocoa butter – Cocoa butter boasts numerous benefits. It has a set of regenerative qualities and provides your lips with natural beauty. Moreover, it has a majestic scent of cocoa. For more recipes with Cocoa butter, click here.

3. Almond oil – A great source of monounsaturated fatty acids as well as a large amount of vitamin E and other vitamins essential for soft pink lips. For more beauty benefits of Almond Oil, click here.

4. Castor oil – is a natural moisturiser that can help heal chapped lips caused by cold or dry weather. For more beauty uses of Castor Oil, click here.

5. Peppermint Essential Oil- It gives that refreshing feel and cooling sensation. Don’t like peppermint? Simply use a different scent. Lavender, eucalyptus, and orange are some of my favorites.

If you’re not into scents, you can leave them out entirely and still get the benefits of an all-natural lip balm. You can even get fancy and add a little bit of color for a tint.

Or, not. Make it custom to you. The possibilities are vast.

Let’s start!

In a heat-proof bowl, we will combine a spoonful of carnauba wax.

Add one spoon of Cocoa Butter before melting all together in the microwave.

Next, we will mix in a spoonful each of Almond Oil and castor oil.

Don’t forget one millilitre of Peppermint Essential oil too.

Prepare the mould by fusing it together and securing a rubber band around it.

Pour in the lip balm mixture just until the mould is filled up.

Leave for a few hours or place in the refrigerator for it to harden and then, it’s off to unmoulding!

Simply place the lip balm stick in the lip balm container.

It’s really easy to do, you just have to be a bit careful and patient. The lip balm should fit right in.

There you have it! A great recipe for DIY peppermint lip balm to rescue chapped lips!

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