This homemade lip balm recipe is perfect for those times when you can’t get to Starbucks, but you’re craving coffee with a sweet, caramel-chocolate kick.
It smells amazing, and thanks to nourishing ingredients like coffee butter and sweet almond oil, it feels great on your lips.
Cocoa butter is a staple in homemade bath and beauty products because it smells wonderful and is great for dry and chapped skin.
Though it smells like chocolate, it doesn’t typically look like it. Most cocoa butter used in homemade beauty products is a pale yellow color. But this summer, during an aromatherapy class, I was introduced to dark or black cocoa butter. As soon as I saw and smelled it, I knew I wanted to experiment with making some chocolate lip balm combinations.
And when I learned about coffee butter, I couldn’t think of a better pairing.
- 4 ounces dark or black cocoa butter
- 2 ounces coffee butter
- 1/2 ounce sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
- 1.5 ounces beeswax
- 6 ML unsweetened caramel flavor oil
- 6 ML Lip Smacking Sweet flavor oil
- 24 slide-top lip tins
Using a digital scale, measure out your cocoa butter, coffee butter, oil and beeswax.
Place the black cocoa butter, beeswax and sweet almond oil in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave, using 30 second increments, or over a double boiler.
Stir mixture until the cocoa butter and beeswax are completely melted, then add the coffee butter. Stir until melted and fully incorporated.
It may be a little messy.
Stir in 6 ML each of unsweetened caramel flavor oil and Lip Smacking Sweet flavor oil. Make sure the flavor oils are mixed well.
Carefully, but quickly, pour the mixture into tins and allow to cool and harden before sealing with the tops.
A few notes about this lip balm recipe:
- I buy my flavor oils and many of my other supplies from Bramble Berry.
- You can substitute the flavor oils I used with another flavor or omit them altogether.
- If you prefer a softer lip balm, decrease the amount of beeswax used.
- You can use lip balm tubes or another type of container for this recipe. Just check the capacity of the containers you use to make sure you have enough for this lip balm recipe.
- You can definitely make this lip balm recipe using regular cocoa butter if you can’t find dark cocoa butter. But it won’t have the rich chocolate color you see here, unless you add a colorant.
- The dark cocoa butter will give your lips a slight tint, so don’t go crazy applying it. And maybe use a mirror so people don’t think you binged on a box of chocolates!
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