Cocoa Butter Minty Lip Balm  

 

 

 

1   -1/2 parts cocoa butter  
1   -1/2 parts grated beeswax  
3   parts edible vegetable oil of your choice - (almond, apricot kernel, avocado,  
 

 

-----extra virgin olive, hemp seed, jojoba, kukui nut, macadamia nut, castor all work
-----well... but keep in mind if you plan on selling lip balm or giving as a gift, that
-----some people are allergic to nut oils).
-----Spearmint and/or peppermint flavoring oil
Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax slowly and carefully in a microwave, or over a double boiler on the stove until melted. Add oil and stir well. Add spearmint or peppermint flavoring oils, or both, a few drops at a time, to taste. Gently reheat if needed. Cool slightly before pouring into containers. To test consistency, place a drop on a spoon and set in the refrigerator to cool for a few minutes. Test on your lips. For a softer lip balm, add more oil. For a harder lip balm, add more beeswax.
 
Servings: 4
 
 Recipe Type
Lip balm