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Minty Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe
Chocolate and Mint ~
The combination of mint and chocolate is universally loved and a flavoring that has had many chefs design recipes with this decadent twosome in mind.
Chocolate, as many reading this will know, is a weakness of mine. Apart from the wonderful taste, the benefits of using cocoa or chocolate in homemade beauty products such as a chocolate face mask are very real and well worth remembering.
Benefits of chocolate in skin care include it being anti-aging, nourishing, hydrating, smoothing, softening and it repairs collagen, absorbs ultra violet light, is rich in antioxidants and it stimulates the circulation. Not bad for something that is so yummy and deemed bad for us!
Peppermint and Chocolate a Winning Combination
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Luscious Lips ~
One of the easiest and cheapest homemade beauty products to make that has a good shelf life is lip balm. No specialized equipment needed for this recipe which makes it very doable with basic kitchen equipment.
It is a product that may be made according to your own budget and you have full control on what ingredients you use and the quality.
Unlike some commercial branded products which are made with many hidden ingredients of which many are harmful, toxic or synthetic. Lip balms are something all the family will use to keep lips conditioned and nourished so this is one product that you will have ample creative opportunities with.
Making your lips lush and avoiding dry cracked sore lips many of us fall victim to, starts with reconditioning dry lips by applying a lip scrub. This gently removes all the dead skin cells that accumulate and prevents fresh new skin emerging, giving lips a sluggish appearance.
Dry cracked lips may occur all year round with seasonal weather changes and not just cold or hot climatic conditions but both.
Peppermint and Flower
Ingredients Information ~
Cocoa Butter – an aromatic solid butter that stems from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree. This creamy, rich butter will soften at room temperature and provide a thick consistency to lip balm and many types of cosmetics. Improves skin elasticity and helps keep skin soft and supple.
Sweet Almond Oil - one of the most practical and commonly used carrier oils, it is suitable for all skin types and is renowned for its ability to soften, soothe and recondition the skin. Used in cooking, it is a highly versatile addition to have in the cupboard with a shelf life up to 2 years when stored in a cool dark spot.
Avocado Oil – this oil is a power house with Vitamins A, B1, B2, D and E, amino acids and a string of essential fatty acids. Superb for any skin irritations such as psoriasis and eczema, it is a wonderful addition to lip balms and for all sensitive skins or problem skins requiring a vitamin rich oil. Excellent for use in dressings and salads it is a popular addition in many kitchens and has a shelf life up to 2 years, depending on how it is stored and the oil quality.
Beeswax – hydrating and nourishing it is a great skin softener and healer with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It contains vitamin A and is one ingredient that very rarely causes irritation. If you are allergic to bees you should take precautions and avoid this ingredient in any products.
Peppermint Essential Oil – widely used and loved for its fresh clean scent, flavor and benefits. It has many properties including antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial. Benefits include migraines, colds, flu, insect bites, travel sickness, toothache, cramps, mouth infections, motion sickness, muscular pain, exhaustion and mental fatigue. A great addition to homemade mouthwash recipes or for an invigorating body wash or soothing body butter all easily made along with your lip balm.
This oil should be avoided with Epilepsy and during Pregnancy. Do not take with Homeopathetics.
Vitamin E Oil – this healing oil should always be used in conjunction with carrier oil (at least a 50% ratio) as it may be too caustic if applied directly on the skin. It soothes, protects, nourishes and is a wonderful emollient commonly used for its ability to prevent rancidity in cosmetic products (preservative) and its anti-oxidant properties. A carrier oil that has a long shelf life of up to 2 years when stored appropriately.
Minty Chocolate . . .
Lip Balm Container
Minty Chocolate Lip Balm ~
(makes approx 1.5 oz lip balm)
1 Tbsp Cocoa Butter
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp Beeswax Pellets
2 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
1Tbsp Avocado Oil
2 drops Vitamin E Oil
12 – 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
You Will Need:
Double Boiler (small saucepan will do)
Glass Pyrex Jug
Lip Balm Containers 3 x ½ oz tins or jars
- Add the cocoa butter, beeswax, almond oil and avocado oil to your pyrex jug and sit in the top of your double boiler on the stove, heating gently until completely melted.
- Remove from the stove and add the vitamin E oil and peppermint essential oil mixing gently.
- Immediately pour into your lip balm containers.
- Allow to fully cool before applying the lids.
- How easy was that!
- You are all set to sit back and wait . . . if you can!
Decadent and Delicious
make your lip balm container with Jamie Brock
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Are you a fan of the mint & chocolate combination?
Tips & Suggestions ~
- Have your containers ready and sit on a chopping board in case of any spillage which will protect your worktop.
- Recycle old stick deodorants, lip balm tubes, small jars, contact lens case or any craft findings containers. Travel size jars or old eye cream, cream blush or loose eyeshadow pots may be reused too.
- Some suggestions of quantities of containers are : 6 x ¼ oz jars or tins or 10 x lip balm tubes
- If you want to make a larger batch of balm no problem, double up on quantities.
- If you find lip balm is to hard, re-melt and add a little more almond oil, if it is too soft re-melt and add a little more beeswax.
- Essential oils should be used with “less is more” in mind. About 2 drops per container as a guide, better to under use rather than over use and risk irritating the lips.
courtesy of my friends on Hubpages - why not make some tasty mint chocolate treats too!
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Chocolate Mint Lip Balm
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