Mint Chocolate Lip Balm

This yummy mint chocolate lip balm is flavored with peppermint essential oil and real chocolate chips.

tubes of lip balm on burlap background

It makes a great last minute stocking stuffer too! (Which is especially helpful if you’re the world’s worst procrastinator like me – who hasn’t made a single Christmas gift yet. Eep!)

Mint Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe

Yield: 14 to 16 tubes of lip balm

Ingredients List

  • 1 .5 oz (42 g) mint-infused oil (see below)
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) cocoa butter
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) beeswax
  • 6 chocolate chips
  • 10 to 12 drops peppermint essential oil

How to Make

Combine the infused oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and chocolate chips in a heatproof jar or container.

For easy cleanup, you can use an empty, unlined tin can.

Set the jar down in a saucepan that has 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) of water in the bottom, then place the pan over a medium-low burner until the wax and chocolate chips are melted.

Remove from heat, add peppermint essential oil.

Pour into lip balm tubes.

Allow the lip balm to cool for several hours or until completely firm. Cap and store out of direct heat and sunlight.

When stored properly, lip balm will stay fresh for 6 to 9 months.

To infuse oil with mint, please see my article:

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balms & Salve

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Jan Berry is a writer, herbalist, soapmaker, and bestselling author of The Big Book of Homemade Products, Simple & Natural Soapmaking, and Easy Homemade Melt & Pour Soaps. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her family and a menagerie of animals, where she enjoys brainstorming creative things to make with the flowers and weeds that grow around her.

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Mint chocolate chip is so yummy. Handmade lip balm is the best stocking stuffer =)

  • Lorna says:

    Where do you find the plastic lip balm tubes with the little caps for filling?

    • Jan says:

      Hi Lorna! I have a big bunch that I bought from, but you can also buy them from and I think on as well.

  • Petra says:

    Hi Jan, just a quick alert that your link to Hobbyfarm is not working – definitely dead at the moment…

  • Janeen says:

    Are the labels still available? The link didn’t seem to be working. I love this lip balm, we remake it every year!

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