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