The countdown is on… you are likely in a flurry making everything merry and bright (and meaningful).  My Christmas wish for you?  Comfort and joy, of course.


I also wish I could deliver to your doorstep my latest batch of peppermint lip balm.  I have been experimenting with a recipe and I just might have discovered a life-changing formula.  Literally.  If you switch from a lip balm that lists petroleum as the number one ingredient, this recipe may change your life for real!

The first step is assembling your containers and ingredients.  I ordered most of my supplies from Amazon.*


lip balm ingredients


  • 2 T. beeswax pellets
  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 2 T. raw shea butter
  • 22 drops peppermint essential oil (or the oil of your choice, I think peppermint works the best because it has a soothing effect) 

Use a double boiler to heat the first three ingredients.  Once melted, add the essential oil drops, stir and quickly fill your containers. Use a small funnel to transition the liquid balm into the tubes!

DIY Lip Balm
DIY Lip Balm

I also whipped up a batch of peppermint stress-away play dough.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cups colored water with food coloring – create a clever stress away shade for your dough
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1T. olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 10 drops essential oils

Combine all the ingredients (with the exception of the essential oil) in a large saucepan and stir until combined.  Once combined, put the saucepan on medium heat and stir with a spatula until the ingredients form a ball.  Remove from heat and set it on parchment paper to cool for a few minutes.  Add 10+ drops of essential oil (I used peppermint) and knead the dough.  The kneading dissolves stress.  Store in an air tight plastic containers.  stress-away-play-dough



Fall on Your Knees

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May the spirit of Christmas find its way into your heart.  



*I am not an affiliate of Amazon - if that changes, you will be the first to know!