Peppermint Lip Balm – Recipe and DIY How-To. (Free Labels, too!)


We’ve got a new homemade all-natural lip balm recipe for you; this time in PEPPERMINT! After the CrAzY-impressive popularity of our ‘Wild Orange All-Natural Homemade Lip Balm’ (via Pins, features, tweets and insane traffic), made with our essential oils and other natural, non-toxic ingredients, we realized it was high-time to get this recipe out there as we always intended! And of course, we designed brand new FREE Peppermint printable labels to for you, to go with it!

The fact that our very own lip balms are still our favorite that we have ever tried, remains true. They go on so nicely, give your lips a little shine, keep them healthy, and the scent and feel of them are soooo nice. This new recipe is actually exactly the same as the Wild Orange Lip Balm recipe, except that we are substituting the 12 Wild Orange essential oil drops, with 10 Peppermint essential oil drops.

As an interesting and pleasing fun-fact, we found that our lip balms last quite a long time!  We originally made 6 tubes (of the first batch of Wild Orange), and then we gifted 3 away. The remaining 3 lasted us over 7 months! And that is with most of using them on a daily basis! That really makes them worth making to us. They make fun and affordable little homemade gifts as well.

Alright, here’s the recipe, DIY how-to, with **FREE PRINTABLE LABELS**  I designed for your lip balms as well!
Our recipe makes 6 lip balms, just like this.
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On the Topic of Dignity and Privacy – Our Kids’


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A Simple Buttons and Love-Themed Craft Project


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Thoughts on a Happy New Year!


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Vanilla and Wild Orange Sugar Scrub | Free Tags


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Flock Photography Fun!


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A Kinder Kind of Egg.


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Simple & Savory Homemade Applesauce (Recipe)


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Old/Antique Bottles


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Goodbye, Boston.


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It’s the Chicken Coop Reveal!


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A Countdown Pillow


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