Cocoa Mint Lip Balm 1


Cooled Lip Balm ready to cap

Cooled Lip Balm ready to cap

I love mint chocolate. This lip balm is right up my alley! It makes me think of the Andes Mints. It smells like it too! Its texture is also reminiscent of chocolate, with a smooth and creamy feel and slightly shiny. This is one that you want to eat right out of the container! Yum.

Here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe.

Ingredients
Beeswax
Shea Butter, Refined
Regular Cocoa Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Acetate
Peppermint Essential Oil
Collected Ingredients and Equipment for recipe

Collected Ingredients and Equipment for recipe

Here is the equipment you will need for this recipe.

Equipment
Microwave Safe
Container
Scale
Transfer
Pipettes
Spoons
Containers for Lip Balm
(I used 10mL Lip Balm Jars)

Here is this recipe in percentages so you can make two or three lip balms at a time, if desired.

Weighing Ingredients into microwavable container

Weighing Ingredients into microwavable container

Recipe in Percentages
18% Beeswax
24% Shea Butter, Refined
24% Regular Cocoa Butter
29% Sweet Almond Oil
5% Vitamin E Acetate
q.s. Peppermint Essential Oil

Here is the recipe for filling 10 lip balm jars that are 10 mL in size.

Recipe in grams for 10 10mL Lip Balm Jars
18 grams Beeswax
24 grams Shea Butter, Refined
24 grams Regular Cocoa Butter
29 grams Sweet Almond Oil
5 grams Vitamin E Acetate
20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Adding Peppermint Essential Oil

Adding Peppermint Essential Oil

I place my lip balm jars or tubes into the refrigerator to cool. Do not place them in the freezer! We only want the lip balm to cool quickly not freeze instantly.

Measure all ingredients except for Vitamin E Acetate and Peppermint Essential Oil in to the microwavable container. Heat in short amounts of time until most of the oils have melted. Stir with a spoon until the remaining oils have melted into the solution. The beeswax will take the longest to melt due to its higher melt temperature.

Once the mixture is completely liquid, add the Vitamin E Acetate and a quantity sufficient amount of Peppermint Essential Oil. You will want to add the Peppermint Essential Oil until it reaches a strength that you most prefer. I used twenty drops in my batch.

I think of a mint scale that ranges between something as mild as an after dinner mint and something hot as an Altoid. Most mint gum is between medium or hot. This lip balm is between an after dinner mint and a stick of gum. I do not make the peppermint flavor any stronger because the lips are one of the most sensitive areas on the body.

Lip Balm being poured into cool jars

Lip Balm being poured into cool jars

Stir the solution well. Place the lip balm mixture into cool containers. Allow the solution to cool. Cap and label. Enjoy this candy reminiscent lip balm!
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I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.


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