This homemade peppermint and cocoa lip balm tastes minty fresh and helps your lips stay supple and flaky free. The skin on the lips is thinner than on the face, and dries out in harsh winter weather and central heating, and strong summer sunshine, and with the use of air-conditioning.
How do lip balms protect?
Homemade lip balms, like this one, contain natural plant-based oils, such as Cocoa butter. Cocoa butter (sometimes called Theobroma oil) is extracted from the cocoa bean. The fats in this butter are super moisturising, plus, as it’s also used for making chocolate, it produces a wonderful chocolate odour. The moisurising oils in this recipe help make the lips appear more plump and supple. The best part is, you know your homemade lip balms are free from artificial chemicals and organic.
This recipe details beeswax. But you can simple change the beeswax for either, soy wax, carnauba wax or candelilla wax, take your pick!
Containers for you lip balm.
Lip balm containers can be tube form or little pots. You can either clean out your old containers with hot soapy water and then sterilise them or purchase them online. Lip balm tubes are easy to use as they have a turning mechanism at the bottom that you turn to push your balm up to use. Most lip balm tubes can hold 4 ml of lip product, and they can be purchased in many lovely colours. Plus, they are more hygienic, as you don’t have to keep putting your fingers into the lip product. However, little lip balm just as convenient. They typically hold about 1/4 – 1/2 oz of lip balm. It is advisable to pick out the product with a tiny spatula, to avoid introducing bacteria.
Peppermint Fresh Cocoa Lip Balm.
Makes enough for 1/2 oz. You will need:
- 25 ml (5 teaspoons) sweet almond oil organic.
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) grated cocoa butter.
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) grated beeswax.
- 10 drops vitamin E oil.
- 15 drops peppermint essential oil.
- Measure out the sweet almond oil, coca butter and beeswax into a small heatproof cup then sit the cup with oils, into a saucepan, which has some water in it (The bain marie method). Heat the water until the oil and butter melts.
- Take off the heat and add the vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Pour into your container. Allow to cool and harden at room temperature.
Apply the lip balm to lips, when required.
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