I love the minty taste/smell of peppermint oil, but if you were making this for someone who didn't, it's an easy thing to leave it out. The same goes with the mica - it doesn't actually colour your lips, just gives it a bit of a shimmer, but if I were making lip balm for my partner, or another male, I'd probably flag the shimmer and go for an au naturel pot.
Makes about 8 little pots (10g)
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp shea butter
1 tbsp beeswax
15 drops peppermint oil
1/2 tsp mica powder (I used a bronze)
- Melt coconut, shea and beeswax together in a glass jar sitting in a pot of water (or in a double boiler if you have one).
- Stir well, remove from the heat, stir in the peppermint and mica.
- Carefully transfer into containers (use a dropper if you have one, or just pour slowly).
- Once cool and hard, they're ready to go!