Chocolate Lip Balm

Today I learned that I only have to say one word to my child to get her on board with whatever I want to do. And that word, my friends, is chocolate. Especially when it comes to making lip balm.

I kind of figured that after our home run with crayon lip gloss that any lip gloss or lip balm that I wanted to make would be an easy yes. Turns out it was only a yes because it was tinted. As in, like lip stick.

So when I suggested we make a plain old lip balm (sans tint), it was a hard pass. And not just once, but every single time I asked her about it (which has been like 15 since it’s been on our to-do list for the past two-ish weeks).

Turns out, all I had to do to sell the project was add the word chocolate. Because the minute I said, “what about making a chocolate lip balm?” Her eyes bugged out of her head, she jumped up off her seat and asked if she could eat a handful (or three) of chocolate chips while we made the lip balm.

What can I say, her love of chocolate is programmed into her DNA.

Once she got over her initial resistance and had her chocolate fix, Anna had a lot of fun measuring out ingredients, stirring them over our double boiler, and helping me to pour them into our little pots. She had so much fun, in fact, that we tried out two different recipes for our lip balm — one with chocolate chips and another with cocoa powder.

Both turned out beautifully and are going to be on rotation in our house and on our lips.

Looking for a way to satisfying your sweet tooth and your need for nourishing lip balm? Why not try out a recipe (or two) for chocolate lip balm.

How To Make Chocolate Lip Balm

Supplies:

Depending on which recipe you choose — No. 1 or No. 2 — you will need the following…

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Looking for a way to satisfying your sweet tooth and your need for nourishing lip balm? Why not try out a recipe (or two) for chocolate lip balm.

Recipe No. 1:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbs candelilla wax or 1 tbs beeswax pellets
  • 2 tbs shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • Optional: 2-4 drops essential oil

Instructions:

  • Fill a small saucepan with about an inch of water and heat over low heat. Wash and dry your containers and set aside.
  • Place coconut oil, wax, and shea butter in a glass jar or bowl and set gently into your saucepan. Allow to melt completely; should take around 3-5 minutes.
  • Once melted, add in cocoa powder and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Remove from heat and add in essential oils if using.
  • Carefully pour into your container and allow to cool completely. Takes about 10-15 minutes to harden.
  • Swipe your finger across the top and apply liberally to your lips!

Clean-up:

Take a paper towel and wipe out the glass jar or bowl. It’s best to do this while the jar is still warm because it comes out easily. It will be much harder to get it out once it hardens. Once the jar has been wiped out, it is ready to use for your next batch!

Note: this will fill approximately 10 5-gram pots or lip gloss tubes depending on how full you make them. .

Recipe No. 2:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs candelilla wax or 2 tbs beeswax pellets
  • 1/2 tsp chocolate chips
  • 2-3 drops of Vitamin E Oil
  • Optional: 2-4 drops essential oil

Instructions:

  • Fill a small saucepan with about an inch of water and heat over low heat. Wash and dry your containers and set aside.
  • Place olive oil, wax, and chocolate chips in a glass jar or bowl and set gently into your saucepan. Allow to melt completely; should take around 3-5 minutes.
  • Once melted, stir in Vitamin E Oil and remove from heat.
  • Add in essential oils if using.
  • Carefully pour into your container and allow to cool completely. Takes about 10-15 minutes to harden.
  • Swipe your finger across the top and apply liberally to your lips!

Clean-up:

Take a paper towel and wipe out the glass jar or bowl. It’s best to do this while the jar is still warm because it comes out easily. It will be much harder to get it out once it hardens. Once the jar has been wiped out, it is ready to use for your next batch!

Note: this will fill approximately 12-15 5-gram pots or lip gloss tubes depending on how full you make them.


If you try out one of our projects for yourself, please send us a picture or a trackback! Anna and I LOVE seeing what other people get up to! If you use Instagram please tag me and use the hashtag #madewithlev. Happy Crafting!

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