|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
|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
Cocoa butter could crystalize if you melt it too
|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
|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
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
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