WATCH: Here's a Kissable DIY Shea Butter Lip Balm Just For You

October 22, 2015
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market

If eyes are the window to the soul, then lips are the window to the heart. Whether flashing a smile or heartbreaking pout, that mouth of yours speaks volumes without even saying a word.

Pucker up and try this pepperminty DIY lip balm that will soften your kisser and melt your little heart. With only four ingredients, there's no need to worry about parabens or artificial fragrances getting anywhere close to those delicate lips of yours.

1/4 cup almond oil
1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup beeswax
Peppermint oil

Pour almond oil and shea butter into a double boiler or heat-resistant glass bowl or measuring cup, and melt the mixture over low boiling water, about three to four minutes. Then add beeswax.

Once it's all melted, take a spoon, give the mixture a quick stir, and remove the spoon to let some of the liquid on it solidify. After a few seconds, check the texture of the balm on the spoon—to make it firmer, add more beeswax, and for a silkier feel, add more almond oil.

Take the mixture off the heat and let cool for a few seconds, then add about 10 drops peppermint oil or essential oil of your choice. Stir mixture.

Pour into lip balm roller tubes or small pots and let cool to solidify, about five to ten minutes.

This recipe makes about 20 or 30 lip balms, so pass them around to your friends—lovely lips all around!

Video credits
Produced & Directed by: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography: Naeem Munaf
Editor: Stephanie Provence

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  • Eevie

    Thank you! I took accutane...yeah i know...in the 80s. My skin and lips have been extremely dry since then...still acne too and i'm in my late 50s. If i don't keep some kind of lip balm on my lips they crack and bleed. I miss the old days of oily skin. lol