Mint Chocolate Lip Balm
This yummy mint chocolate lip balm is flavored with peppermint essential oil and real chocolate chips.
It makes a great last minute stocking stuffer too! (Which is especially helpful if you’re the world’s worst procrastinator like me – who hasn’t made a single Christmas gift yet. Eep!)
Mint Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe
Yield: 14 to 16 tubes of lip balm
- 1 .5 oz (42 g) mint-infused oil (see below)
- 0.5 oz (14 g) cocoa butter
- 0.5 oz (14 g) beeswax
- 6 chocolate chips
- 10 to 12 drops peppermint essential oil
How to Make
Combine the infused oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, and chocolate chips in a heatproof jar or container.
For easy cleanup, you can use an empty, unlined tin can.
Set the jar down in a saucepan that has 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) of water in the bottom, then place the pan over a medium-low burner until the wax and chocolate chips are melted.
Remove from heat, add peppermint essential oil.
Pour into lip balm tubes.
Allow the lip balm to cool for several hours or until completely firm. Cap and store out of direct heat and sunlight.
When stored properly, lip balm will stay fresh for 6 to 9 months.
To infuse oil with mint, please see my article:
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