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Make Your Own: Calendula + Peppermint Lip Balm

Updated: May 6, 2019

When your looking for a personal, heartfelt, hand made gift - made with the best natural ingredients look no further than these cute lip balms! Follow these easy steps and in no time you'll not only have a luxurious lip balm with no nasties to give away, but a couple of extra ones for yourself or to give away to others!


  • 2 Tablespoons of bees wax

  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa butter

  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 Tablespoon shea butter

  • 1 Tablespoon calendula infused oil (recipe below)

  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (or oil of choice)

  1. In a double boiler, melt the beeswax and cocoa butter, stirring until smooth.

  2. Add shea butter and coconut oil and stir until melted and combined.

  3. Remove from heat and add calendula infused oil and essential oil.

  4. Pour mixture into lip balm pots or tubes and allow to cool - don't forget a cute label.

Calendula Infused Oil

  • 1/3 cup sweet almond oil (or light olive, coconut, apricot, grape seed or other light carrier oil of your choice)

  • 4 Tablespoons of dried calendula petals

  1. Place oil and petals into a saucepan and warm slowly over a low heat (do not scald the herbs).

  2. Infuse while stirring for 15 minutes, turn off the heat and allow to cool.


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