Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm

Love lip balm, lip gloss, and other lip pampering products? My weakness is a mint chocolate chip chapstick I tried a few winters ago. I decided to learn how to make it myself for a more sustainable lip balm alternative.

Want to pamper your lips this winter? Make this mint chocolate chip homemade lip balm for soft, smooth lips without any artificial ingredients.  Flavored with peppermint essential oil and real chocolate chips, this homemade lip balm is a feast for the senses!

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Why Make Homemade Lip Balm

On our journey to living a greener and healthier life, we need to consider not only what we put INTO our bodies but what we put ONTO them as well. Traditional beauty products often contain a number of ingredients that I honestly cannot even pronounce…and I have a science degree! Of course, if I don’t know what it is, I am not sure I want to be slathering it all over my lips, face, and body.

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I have been working toward reducing my exposure to artificial ingredients in my beauty products and making homemade lip balm was an easy step in the right direction. Of course, I have yet to find a natural deodorant or shampoo that works well but this homemade lip balm has only a few ingredients and is simple to make.

You can upcycle containers like mint tins or tiny jelly jars or whatever you have on hand. Or you can buy pretty lip gloss jars

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Tips for Making This Peppermint Lip Balm

This homemade lip balm makes a wonderful homemade holiday gift idea.. Or, get your teenage daughter and her friends together for a DIY spa party and use this as a great craft idea. Many of the ingredients can be purchased organic from Amazon or even from your local grocery store. 

You can skip the edible glitter if you want since it isn’t exactly green or organic, however, it looked so pretty I just had to put a few tiny sprinkles on the finished product! I think it gives my Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm a whimsical look!

Invest in a small double boiler.  It will make melting all the ingredients much easier.  Just head the shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally.  The cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and essential oils can be added at the end and just heated through until smooth.  

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Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm Recipe

Remember that the ingredients in this homemade lip balm are flexible! If you want a firm lip gloss to put into lip gloss tubes, add a bit more beeswax. In addition, you can play around with the flavorings and colors of your lip balm recipe and the possibilities are endless!

Try white chocolate chips and orange essential oil or any other flavor combo that inspires you.  Check out Hello Glow for more homemade beauty products. 


Yield: 1/4 cup

Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm

Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm ingredients collage

Love mint chocolate chip chapstick? This easy homemade lip balm makes a wonderful gift or just a treat for your own lips!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10


  • 2 TBSP Coconut oil
  • 3 TBSP Beeswax
  • 3 TBSP Shea butter
  • 10 Chocolate Chips
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint oil (adjust to your own personal preference)


  • small glass jar with lid
  • double boil
  • small tins or glass jars for storing
  • measuring cups, spoons,


  1. Place all ingredients in a small glass jar with loose fitting lid
  2. Place the jar in a pan of shallow water and heat over medium heat for 10 minutes, swirling gently until everything is dissolved.
  3. Pour solution into containers and let harden 1 to 2 hours
  4. Sprinkle with edible glitter if desired.

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21 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chip Homemade Lip Balm”

  1. I cannot wait to try this with my teenager. I suspect all three kids will enjoy making these. My teenager is obsessed with avoiding petrolatum in products. She will be ALL ABOUT this recipe!

    • I find that petroleum based lip products tend to make me ‘dependent’ on them….the more I use the more my lips feel like they need it. This stuff I just use because I love it, not because my lips are stinging!

  2. How fun is that? I love the little lip gloss tin too. I know two little girls who would totally dig this project! 🙂
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    • It depends on the size of your container. I filled an entire altoid tin (which would last a REALLY long time!) and I would say you would get 10 or 12 small lip gloss jars worth. It makes a decent amount!

    • Im not sure, I have never made beauty recipes using cocoa butter but I would think it would be fine as long as it is a solid at room temperature.

    • I havent played with the recipe to come up with an alternative…is there any way you can buy online? The price on amazon wasn’t too bad for me.

  3. I enjoy making my our lip balms. I love the flavor an I known what’s in it is all natural an better for my lips an I also share with family an friends. It’s fun to make.


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