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Minty Chocolate Lip Balm Recipe

Updated on June 20, 2013
Minty Chocolate Lip Balm
Minty Chocolate Lip Balm | Source

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

one of the winning combination in many culinary delights, it is a winner for the lips.
one of the winning combination in many culinary delights, it is a winner for the lips. | Source

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

Mentha piperita or peppermint is a hybrid between spearmint and watermint.
Mentha piperita or peppermint is a hybrid between spearmint and watermint. | Source

Cacao Pods

At various stages of ripeness, these hold the source of cocoa butter.
At various stages of ripeness, these hold the source of cocoa butter. | Source

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 . . .

two flavors that work together like two peas in a pod
two flavors that work together like two peas in a pod | Source

Lip Balm Container

container tins are an inexpensive item to purchase and you may reuse for more lip balm.
container tins are an inexpensive item to purchase and you may reuse for more lip balm. | Source

Minty Chocolate Lip Balm ~

Ingredients:

(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

Method:

  • 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

chocolate covered mint chocolate chip ice cream macroon.
chocolate covered mint chocolate chip ice cream macroon. | Source

Are you a fan of the mint & chocolate combination?

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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.

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      Chocolate all day long...And I love the chocolate mint cake....Maybe just eating that all day is as good as a lip balm. Great recipe SuzieHQ..as always...I look forward to all of these every day...Up, share, pin and anything else I can think of.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I love chocolate....how about I just go around kissing anyone who is wearing this? Would that be supportive of your cause???

      No time for nonsense today my friend. Customers are waiting for me to spin my words to their delight.

      Have a great day, Suzie.....you are doing a great job with this niche.

      bill

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      Hope the break on the boat is going well and relaxing for you! Cheers for taking time to check this out. I could not resist putting in a few choccy mint deserts, glad you approve! Appreciate your comments and support, your votes, shares and pin are great to receive, thanks and happy sailing!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Well, I would offer to lip lock to my lippy Bill but . . .well . . . two letters . . . MJ! LOL There again MJ is always kissing Coco so . . . . If only you were here! Hope you find a willing pair of lush lips to get your lippy fix if not let me know and I will rustle up one for you personally!! Cheers for the support as always now get back to them customers waiting for your yarn spinning!

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great job Suzie. Mint and chocolate, what a great combination. Lip balm certainly comes in handy here in New England in the winter when it seems everyone has chapped lips. Another great addition to your ever expanding library of DIY home recipes. Great selection of photos. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc..... Have a great day.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Wow! Another beauty recipe for me to try, but have to wait until I´m in my adopted home country as I can´t find some ingredients here where I am. Voted up, shared and pinned. Have a nice week Suzie;-)

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      Marie Giunta 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Yummmm! Have to come back to this hub and make this lip balm. Voted up and pinned.

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      Mary 3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi Suzie! All I can say is I surely can't think of a better combination!! But what are you trying to do kill us with the temptation of chocolate, peppermint & macaroon together??? OMG I almost forgot what your stellar hub was about & thought I' d died & gone to heaven instead!! Love this lip balm, gotta get some- do you take orders:) ..lots of votes shared & pinned..great job..cheers

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for your visit and lovely comments as always. It's funny how simple things can inspire a hub, the case here as I love this combination in sweets (candy) and love "After Eight Mints" which remind my of dad who adores them and hence the hub! cheers for the votes, shares pin and kind words!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Delighted you enjoyed this one. I know there are a few ingredients here but they may all be used in different products which makes them super useful and beneficial to your skin and pocket! Hope you give it a go in Germany! Cheers for the votes, shares pin and lovely comment!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MPG,

      Delighted you found this interesting and are keen to give it a go, hard to not like mint and choccy combo!! Appreciate the thumbs up and pin!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      HiCarter,

      Lovely to see you and how spooky as i was just thinking I needed to pop by you for a visit and read and suddenly up you pop here! Honest, that is for real!! Thanks so much for commenting, I had to throw in a few pics to wet the appetites didn't I??? LOL Hope you get to give this a go sometime next time I do a batch I will give you a shout!! Cheers for the votes, share and pin . . . always a pleasure to hear from you :-)

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      Susan Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Pinned, voted up and shared. Will be trying this one Suzie and also endeavouring not to eat it!

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Kudos to Suzie for writing this useful articles. For years, I have searched for a lip balm which I can lick on and at last I got the recipe through your hub.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Now I'm hungry. All of those photos of chocolate and mint! Mmmmm.

      It would be a great combination for a lip balm, for sure!

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      Dexi 3 years ago from New England

      Loved this information, thank you! Yummy lips!

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Oh Suzie I don't know whether to eat this or wear it ;) Great hub, great information, great directions, great pictures....did I say this entire thing was just plain great?

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Sue,

      So good of you to drop by! Hope you enjoy making this it takes little amount of time and can be adapted with different oils if you wish. Another favorite blend is orange instead of peppermint . . orange chocolate . . . . need I elaborate???!!!!! Yum! Appreciate the votes, shares and pinned!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi pinto,

      Delighted you enjoyed this lip balm recipe and I sure hope you give it a go, I am sure you will enjoy it and it is super for all times of the year. Thanks for visit and comment :-)

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      Natasha 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for linking to my hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Cheers for dropping in for desert! lol it is a hard combination to beat agreed! maybe this might your list???? Easy quick, versatile, cheap as chips, great gift idea for friends, family . . . need any further convincing??!! Thanks a million for the support my friend always a pleasure to see you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Dexis,

      Welcome and thank you for commenting so good to know you enjoyed! Do give it a go sometime!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Mary,

      What a delight you are, so good to have you in my corner. it is so inspiring to receive comments let alone comments like yours, many thanks as always :-) Much appreciate the votes!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      You are welcome Natasha, delighted to showcase for you, its so delicious looking!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 3 years ago from Maine

      So yummy and easy to make. Will definitely try it. I made the whipped body butter yesterday, it came out great. Thank you for these wonderful natural cosmetic recipes!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi creativelycc,

      I am thrilled to hear you had success with the whipped body butter! Thanks so much for trying it out really means so much to know you took the time to make it! Hope you enjoy the lip balm too what is great is that you can make enough to sell or have a personal supply or even give as gifts. Appreciate your comments and support!!

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      LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Wonderful hub, love the combination of chocolate and mint! I grew up on 'After Eight' chocolates :)

      Will have to give it a try.... Never came across avocado oil, though. I am sure I will be able to find it at the whole food store,

      Thanks for sharing....

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi LAThing,

      Many thanks for checking this out and good to see another After Eight Fan! My dad adores these and every father's day he was sure to receive them and at Easter! Avocado oil is certainly available online but should be in health food stores or even some good supermarkets will carry it. Appreciate your support and interest :-)

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      So this is After Eight for your lips? Great Idea. Some like chocolate with peppermint, some don't like it. I definitely love it. Thank you for sharing another wonderful beauty recipe. You never get out of ideas. And all of your hubs are equally beautiful.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Absolutely After Eight for lips!! Oh how I love them and a box would not be enough! Delighted you enjoyed this one I get inspiration from people like you to show such enthusiasm for these articles, thank you so much!! As long as people want the recipes I will be coming up with ideas! Cheers Janet as always!

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      Eddie Dagstanyan 3 years ago from California

      Awesome. I use "chap-stick" ALL the time. This sounds so much better... and it's mint/chocolate! Definitely gonna have to try this. :D

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddie,

      Many thanks for checking this out! You will love this one for sure if chocolate and mint are flavors you love!! I do !!

      Cheers again!

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Suzie, I love all your recipes and going to try this Minty Chocolate Lip Balm a.s.a.p. Thanks for sharing your precious knowledges and experience.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Martie,

      You and me both love chocolate mint I see! hard to resist this combination so look forward to hearing how it goes for you when you make it! Many thanks for taking time to visit and comment :-)

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      This sounds like the perfect combo. Chocolate mint. Yum! I'll have to remember that it's not for eating! :) Voted up!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi epbooks,

      Thanks for your visit and comments, glad to see we have another choco mint fan in you! I love this combination as hard as it is to not eat ! Make for great gifts anytime of the year for anyone! Appreciate your thumbs up!

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      Joel Diffendarfer 2 years ago from Ft Collins, Colorado

      Doesn't look like you get to men on here, but...they don't know what they're missing. As a father of 9 children with 5 of them being girls, and the grandfather of 7 more girls, along with the wives of my sons...that comes to 16 women that I aim to bring joy to. Making simple gifts such as this hits the mark every time. Thank you so much...I will be visiting often...looks like I need to take a trip to the store!

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