This is a fun lip balm that I originally made up to go with my Halloween costume (I was a honeybee!)
The plan was to carry a little basket of them to hand out as “treats” at the Halloween party I was heading to.
The reality is that I’m such a scatter-brain that I left them sitting on my kitchen counter! Oops!
This cocoa honey lip balm isn’t overtly chocolatey or honey tasting (because heavily flavored lip balms make you want to lick your lips a lot which only leads to more chapped lips), but it is super nourishing. Make sure you don’t leave out the castor oil, because that is the secret to long-lasting glossiness on your lips!
Cocoa Honey Lip Balm
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 2 tablespoons Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter
- 3 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Jojoba Oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Castor Oil
- 4 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
Mix all ingredients together in a heat proof, glass measuring cup. Set in a saucepan filled with a few inches of water, to create a makeshift double boiler. Heat over a medium-low burner until everything has melted together. Stir well and pour into lip balm tubes or tins.
For easiest cleanup, wipe the measuring cup out with old rags or paper towels while the wax is still warm then wash in warm soapy water.
If you like this, you might be interested in the post I made on Creating Your Own Custom Lip Balms!
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