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Thursday, December 3, 2015

DIY Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm

DIY Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm

This is my new favorite recipe! I’ve been making regular lip balm for years, and I love it, but this is a very different one. The cocoa butter gives it a chocolate smell and a super smooth feel.

You will need:

DIY Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm with Essential Oils


Chop the cocoa butter into small pieces. In a saucepan or a double boiler, heat the beeswax, almond oil and vitamin E oil on low to low-medium until the beeswax is mostly melted. Add the cocoa butter and continue to heat until all the items are melted. Stir constantly as they melt. Once everything is melted, remove from heat and add your essential oil and stir. You can play around with the recipe and find how many drops work for you.

Using the pipette (like a turkey baster), fill each of the lip balm tubes to the very top. This recipe will make about approximately 14 - 16 lip balms. Let the lip balms sit out and cool for a few hours until they are harden. Then place the caps on the tubes. This recipe is super easy and these make great gifts, party favors, giveaways, etc. If you don’t like almond oil, you can use any carrier oil you’d like such as grapeseed, jojoba, etc. Just be aware of the smell of the carrier oil can affect the overall smell of your cocoa-mint recipe.

This recipe is perfect for lip balm tubes. If you’d like to make them in lip balm containers (the ones where you use your finger to dip it out), then you’d want to use a little less beeswax to make it more creamy and softer.

DIY Cocoa-Mint Lip Balm Scented with Essential Oils

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Bridget Davet

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  1. where do you buy your labels for the lip balm?

    1. (which is the sticker printing company that I own)

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