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Homemade: Chocolate Lip Balm

The chocolate you choose makes a big difference in the finished product. You want to use something with a high percentage of cacao in it. I used a 70% bittersweet for one batch, and a semi-sweet chocolate bar for another. Neither one had any milk solids in them, which do not work well in this recipe. It doesn’t have to be expensive chocolate either. I made one great batch using semi-sweet baking squares. You could easily make a vegan version of this by substituting candelilla wax for the beeswax. You will need to adjust the recipe, and use less of the candelilla than you do beeswax. I also used a nice organic, extra virgin coconut oil which adds a bit of flavor.

Our well-stocked craft closet had twist-up lip balm tubes and nice little metal tins just waiting for me to use. If you don’t happen to have any on hand, any clean, small container with a lid will do. You can easily size the recipe to fit the container(s). Pour while warm and then let cool thoroughly before using.

Chocolate Lip Balm
Adapted from a recipe at Soap Queen blog [1]

Beeswax – 4 grams (29%)
Bittersweet Chocolate – 6 grams (42%)
Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil – 4 grams (29%)

Weigh all ingredients in small glass measuring cup. Melt by sitting measuring cup in pan of gently boiling water. Stir until all ingredients are melted, then pour into containers.

Let cool thoroughly before using.

UPDATE: For a real taste treat, try making this lip balm using Coffee Infused Oil [2].