Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

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Why not make a resolution this 2013 to pamper your lips? The cold winter air and indoor heat are undoubtedly drying them out. This lip balm is a luscious treat for the chocolate lover without any of those pesky calories. Cocoa butter is ultra moisturizing and because it melts at body temperature, it is readily absorbed into the skin. The mint essential oils will add a cooling tingle to this luxurious lip balm.

Chocolate Mint Lip Balm

Ingredients:
• 1 tbsp cocoa butter
• 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
• 1 tbsp castor oil
• 1 tbsp grated beeswax
• ½ tsp carnauba wax
• 8 drops peppermint essential oil
• 7 drops spearmint essential oil
• ½ tsp cocoa powder

Equipment:
• Double boiler
• Small spatula or metal spoon
• 10 – 12 lip balm tubes
Rectangle Labels

Instructions:
1. Melt the cocoa butter, oils and waxes in the double boiler.
2. Remove from heat, add essential oils, and blend well.
3. Pour into lip balm tubes. Fill each tube halfway full and let cool slightly. This will set the bottom of the tube so that a hole doesn’t form in the top of the lip balm when cooled. Before the tubes are starting to set, fill the rest of the way, so there is a convex curve on the top being careful not to spill over the edges. When the lip balm cools, it will shrink so it should end up having a flat top. If you need to even out the top, a heat gun works really well.
4. Decorate your tubes with a personalized label for a unique gift to share with friends and family.


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Stephanie Rose (57 Posts)

Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


Comments

  1. says

    Hi,

    Nice to see all your experians on your site, verry intresting utintils for our hobby -farmers…
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    Greetings from Greece Vera Severing

  2. Lealani says

    Would the recipie be okay with out the beeswax? My boyfriend has sensitive skin and lips and is allergic to it so I’m trying to make him things that won’t give him a rash.

  3. says

    I think you could play around with replacing it with caranuba wax which is a bit harder of a wax than beeswax. try out the recipe with just the caranuba, and if it is too firm, then remelt it and add more oils. Let us know how it turns out too!

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