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Uplifting Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm Recipe

Ingredients to make uplifting coffee cardamom lip balm laid out on a table, including coffee beans, cardamom pods, vitamin e oil, essential oils and beeswax pastilles.
There’s nothing that puts pep in my step quite the way my morning coffee does. The earthy, roasted aroma and flavor sends signals to my brain that it’s time to “perk” up and get into productivity mode. Knowing what amazing things aromatherapy is capable of doing for our bodies, I wanted to create a way to enjoy this feeling without having that second or third cup of roasted goodness. Lip balm seemed like the perfect candidate as it’s a self-care product that I use often, and I’m always looking for fun and creative lip balm recipes to try. I also appreciate that I can use it as often as I like with no risk of the coffee jitters! This unique lip balm also makes a great gift for your favorite coffee lover.

A bowl full of coffee beans and cardamom pods with tubes of coffee cardamom lip balm on top.

Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm

Makes about 8-9 tubes



  1. Add almond oil, shea butter, beeswax, and coffee grounds to a double boiler over just simmering water.
  2. Heat until oil, butter, and beeswax melt together.
  3. Strain out coffee grounds through a fine mesh cloth or tea net.
  4. Wipe out any remaining debris from double boiler and pour the strained liquid back into the double boiler.
  5. Allow mixture to cool for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add essential oils and vitamin E.
  7. Stir well and pour into your lip balm tubes.

Want more DIY Coffee-infused body care recipes?

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Uplifting Coffee Cardamom Lip Balm Recipe Pinterest pin for Mountain Rose Herbs


Topics: Natural Body Care, Herbal Gift Ideas, Recipes


Written by Jessicka on November 27, 2020

Jessicka Nebesni works as a Marketing Strategist and is always working towards sharing the most educational, empowering, and useful resources with the Mountain Rose Herbs community. Having practiced Macrobiotic food preparations in California, beekeeping in Oregon and making herbal crafts for local farmers markets in New Jersey, she has a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to share. She is currently enrolled in Rosemary Gladstar’s "The Science and Art of Herbalism" and is eagerly awaiting open enrollment for the Master Food Preservers course this coming spring. Her passions include preserving food, gardening, practicing herbal wellness, making DIY skin and body care recipes, and living a lifestyle of minimal impact on the Earth.

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