There is something delightful about opening a gift that someone made just for you. If you are looking for a homemade gift, try this simple and nourishing peppermint lip balm.
By Katie Mae Stanley, Contributing Writer
Christmas is just around the corner! Before you know it decorations will be everywhere you look and stores will be crowded with people. I don’t know about you but crowds of people all searching for “the perfect gift” drains me. I prefer to do my shopping early, buy online or make my own. I love to give and receive simple homemade gifts.
There is something delightful about opening a gift that someone made just for you. Another perk to making your own gifts is that you can control what ingredients go into them if they are consumables.
Homemade lip balm is a gift that everyone loves and is sure to use. It only takes four ingredients, cocoa butter, coconut oil, bee’s wax, and essential oil. It feels amazing and leaves your lips feeling soft. Cocoa butter is moisturizing; creating a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment. Coconut oil is antibacterial and moisturizing; providing healing to your chapped lips.
Simple Homemade Gift Ideas
Homemade lip balm makes the perfect stocking stuffer or addition to another gift. Every year since I can remember my mom always put a chapstick tube or lip balm in our stockings. Maybe you can start a new tradition with your kids this year!
Peppermint Lip Balm
6 TBS beeswax
4 TBS coconut oil
4 TBS cocoa butter
20 drops peppermint essential oil
24 chapstick tubes or 10 1/2 oz tins