Saturday, December 14, 2013

Peppermint Lip Balm & Christmas Packaging

Have you already figured out we have an obsession with peppermint?! 
Look, smell, taste the entire peppermint thing we just stinking LOVE!
Okay, now that we have calmed down a bit we can share our Peppermint Lip Balm & Christmas Packaging idea with all of you.

Oh what craft inspiration one gets while grocery shopping. Enter these oh so delicious candy cane truffles from Trader Joe's!!! Are you fortunate to have a TJ near you...if not it is worth the car ride just for these alone... really!

So these yummies helped to nail down an idea already floating about in our peppermint filled heads. 
Take the wrapper idea and make Christmas crackers that would hold homemade peppermint lip balm and some candy cane truffles to give as little gifts!!!

Oh, and did we mention these lip balms are not only peppermint, but they also have a hint of chocolate too!
And they are junk free!

Peppermint Lip Balm Recipe
Recipe from Homemade Mommy

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons beeswax
1/4 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
Lip balm tubes and/or tins
Rubber band


Remove caps from tubes and use rubber band to bundle the tubes together in an upright position and get ready to pour in the liquid.

Gently melt cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax in a double boiler on the stove.

Remove from heat and than stir in the peppermint oil.

Working carefully, but quickly, pour the liquid into the tubes. You can use a small funnel or measuring cup with a spout.

Allow lip balm to set up. Place caps on containers.

NOTE: We use an ordinary jar to melt all the ingredients, one we do not mind tossing out when done since clean up is difficult. 
However you can buy supplies here on Amazon to use as well.

Decorating Lip Balm Containers

 Roll of festive peppermint stripe Washi tape
Tear some off and stick it on the containers

Craft material needed for Christmas packaging

Empty tissue rolls
Candy cane striped wrapping paper
Decorative wrapping tape {found at Target}
Chalkboard printables from Celebration Shoppe

Making Christmas Cracker packaging

Cut a piece of wrapping paper big enough to fit around tissue tube and with enough hang over at the ends to twist them up like a piece of candy.

Decorate the tube with wrapping tape and printables.

Happy peppermint Christmas!!!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.He was with God in the beginning.Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:1-3

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  1. Oh wow! I love these and the festive packaging is adorable! I've never made my own lip balm, but you made it sound so easy. Isn't the cleanup difficult? Do you have a certain pan for the stove and funnel that is just used for this?