chocolate lip balm
It’s been a while since I shared my last batch of lip balms (coconut & lime) with you, so I decided that it was time I made another recipe for some! I absolutely love making them, they’re just so fun and simple to do. I love creating different flavoured balms, and I couldn’t wait to make some that were completely different from any that I’d made before.
When I was choosing which flavour to make this recipe, I decided to make some balms which were based on my favourite food – chocolate! Of course, you all know how much I love chocolate by now.. I eat it almost every day! So, it seemed like the perfect flavour for me to choose.
For the chocolate element, I used a combination of edible cocoa butter drops and chocolate fragrant oil. The cocoa butter also added an amazingly smooth, moisturising texture and rich creaminess, and the chocolate oil had such an addictive, incredible smell!
As I made this lip balm, my room was filled with the deep scent of chocolate – and it was as if I was making a fresh batch of chocolates! It was even beginning to make me hungry – the balms smelt so delicious. In fact, I think they’re my favourite scent of lip balm I’ve made so far. My cat even loved the smell of them so much, she came up onto my photography table so see what they were!!!
I hope you enjoy the recipe!
chocolate lip balm
makes about 6 lip balms
2 tbsp (25g) cocoa butter
1/2 tbsp (7g) mango butter
1 tbsp (5g) carnauba wax
1/2 tbsp (7.5ml) vitamin E oil
about 20 drops chocolate oil – depending on desired strength of scent (make sure the scent is safe for your skin – I used Fresh Skins Oil, and I am fine using it. But everybody’s skin is different, only use what’s good for you – you can always leave it out)
- Pour some water into a large pan and place a heatproof bowl on top – make sure it’s not quite touching the water. Then, place it onto a low medium heat.
- Next, add the cocoa butter, mango butter, carnauba wax and vitamin e oil into the bowl. Stir everything together, and allow everything to melt completely. This will take around 7-8 minutes.
- When everything has melted, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chocolate fragrance oil. Then, using a spoon, spoon the mixture into 5-6 lip balm tubes (the amount depends on the size of the tin).
- When all of the mixture has been poured into the tubes, transfer the tubes into the fridge, or somewhere cool and leave them to set for about 1 hour. Then, remove them from the fridge and use! You can also store them somewhere at room temperature.