Thursday, April 25, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Lip Balm

Make your own decadent chocolate lip balm with only four natural ingredients.  It's easy to turn these items into a soothing stick of rich chocolate yumminess!  Give as a beautiful handmade gift or treat yourself.  Follow these simple steps to create your own delectable lip balm.

Start with four ingredients -
1 oz cocoa butter (approx. 2 Tbsp)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 to 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Included at the end of this
article are links where
you can find supplies.
We happened upon a
clearance at our
local Walgreens.
1) Slowly melt the cocoa butter over low heat in a
double boiler.  I don't own a double boiler so I
made a makeshift one with a pyrex bowl and a
saucepan.

Cocoa butter could crystalize if you melt it too
rapidly. 
Stir gently as the cocoa butter melts.  Be careful
to not let the butter get too hot.  It should never
smoke or spatter.  Mine didn't even look steamy.
2) Once the cocoa butter has melted remove from
heat and add the coconut oil.  Stir gently until
coconut oil has melted.
3) Add the cinnamon and cocoa powder.  I used
2 Tbsp of cocoa powder but you can add more or less
depending on the desired strength and color.

4) Whisk the dry ingredients into the oil mixture until
blended well.  You might notice a little cinnamon
residue at the bottom but don't be concerned.
Most of it will be incorporated into your
balm.
5) You could pour your mixture
into empty pots, chapstick tubes
or anything else that you have
handy.  I decided to use the
original tube the cocoa butter
came in.  It's not very pretty as a
gift but just fine for me.

Since my container had a little
push up piece of plastic at the
bottom,  I covered
the bottom with plastic wrap
to ensure that the mixture wouldn't
leak while cooling.

6) Allow your balm to cool for
several hours or more.  Mine took
at least 4 hours to set up. 

The results were smooth and
delicious!   A perfect mix
of natural oils and antioxidant
rich ingredients. 
Sweet!

For supplies visit the following ~

Coastal Scents Cocoa Butter, 16 Ounce

Nature's Way Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

10 Natural (Clear) 0.15 oz. Lip Balm Empty Containers

For those of you who do not wish to make your own skin care, check out Perfectly Posh by Poppyjuice to see commercially prepared products using only naturally based ingredients.  Luxurious pampering products with all of the good and none of the bad!

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3 comments:

  1. Can't find anywhere near where I live (Dorset in England) that sells cocoa butter, is there something I could replace it with?

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    1. I'm not sure what you have available but I would guess that any fat (such as vegetable shortening) which stays solid at room temmperature could be used. I'm not sure that most would be as pleasant smelling and tasting as cocoa butter is but you might find a combination that you would be happy with! I'd love to hear back from you if you get the chance. Let us know how your experiment worked for you! Have a great day!

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  2. i like this lip balm recipe save this one in the recipes folder or something

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