Candy Cane Lip Balm

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DIY Candy Cane Lip Balm #homemade #craft #gift #holiday #christmas

What’s the flavor you taste in a candy cane? Peppermint for sure, but anything else? This recipe for candy cane lip balm is so delicious you will want to wear it all year. The secret is not just in the silky texture and moisturizing oils, but also in the vanilla essential oil that gives it the sweet aroma.

If you haven’t made lip balm yet then you will be amazed at how simple it is. With a good recipe (we’ve got you covered here!) and the right ingredients and equipment, you will be able to whip up batches of balm for all your friends and family in no time. Just measure, melt, pour, and label. That’s it.

The trickiest part is sourcing all of the materials but keep an eye out for a soap and candle crafting shop in your neighborhood. If you can’t find one, never fear, there are many online. If you get a group of friends or family together you could order a bunch and have a fun crafting party. Be sure to order extra so you will have plenty left over to try out this chocolate mint lip balm recipe as well.


Candy Cane Lip Balm

Makes 12 tubes

• 4 tbsp caster oil
• 4 tsp beeswax pellets
• 1 tsp carnauba wax
• 16 drops peppermint essential oil
• 10 drops vanilla essential oil

• Double boiler
• Small spatula or metal spoon
• 12 lip balm tubes
Rectangle Labels

1. Melt the oil and waxes in the double boiler.

2. Remove from heat, add essential oils, and stir well.

3. Line up lip balm tubes on a level surface and carefully pour the melted oil and wax into each tube, filling only halfway (if you pour it all at once you may get a hole in the top of your lip balm once it cools). It really helps if you have a double boiler where the top pot has a pour spout. If not, you can transfer the hot liquid into a measuring cup with a spout for easier pouring. Once the half full lip balm has set, top up the rest of the tube. If you still get an uneven top when the balm has cooled completely, you can use a heat gun or lighter to level it out. Just be sure not to melt the tube!


I personalized my lip balm for gift giving by adding a custom label. A rectangle shape label wraps around each lip balm tube perfectly.

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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


  1. maysia says

    Hi Stephanie,

    The balms look yummy! Hmm can I just use beeswax (without carnauba wax) and almon oil instead ?
    Will it change the consistency much ?


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