Learn to make elderberry lip balm by infusing dried elderberries, along with alkanet root for a soft color. Peppermint essential oil adds all natural flavor!
I’ve also included a page of printable labels that will fit standard lip balm tubes.
I’m not a fan of lipstick. (It tastes weird to me, and the ingredient list is usually sketch.)
I do however, absolutely love this lightly tinted peppermint elderberry lip balm I make using all natural and organic ingredients!
The rosy color is provided by alkanet root powder, infused in olive or sweet almond oil, and I added dried elderberries for label appeal.
To make the oil infusion for this lip balm:
Cover with 4 ounces of oil – sunflower or olive oil are nice choices.
Allow this to infuse for a week or two, then strain the herbs out.
It will keep around a year if stored properly.
Other colors I like to use in lip balms are annatto seed powder (for peachy/orangey coloring) and chlorella powder (for a pale green tint that won’t stain your lips – great for lime flavored lip balm!)
You can read more lip balm tips in my article:
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with a health care professional before using products containing alkanet root. It’s not usually advised.
Peppermint Elderberry Lip Balm Recipe
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 1/2 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil infused with alkanet and dried elderberries
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate seed oil (or more jojoba)
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles
- 12 drops peppermint essential oil
You can buy all of the ingredients you need for this project from Mountain Rose Herbs.
Combine all of these ingredients in a glass measuring cup.
Set the cup down into a pan containing a few inches of water.
Gently heat the water until the shea butter and beeswax pastilles have melted.
Remove from heat and add 12 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Pour into lip balm tubes or slider tins or small 1/2 ounce tins.
Cut out and affix to your lip balm tubes!
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Originally created 2012; updated July, 2021.