Cocoa Butter Balm 7




This fantastic balm took awhile for some of us to describe. It is not notably oily or wet. It is a very waxy balm. When you first apply it on your skin, it is very smooth and creamy. As you continue to rub it in your hand slips then is griped by the balm. When you are completely done rubbing it in, there is a smooth, light resistance to the skin. One gal said “It feels very dewy.” This would make a great therapy or massage balm. We all agree, this interesting balm is a must try.

Equipment
Scale
Immersion Blender
Thermometer
Mixing Container
Containers for Finished Product (I used 1oz jars)

Here are the ingredients you will need.

Ingredients
Stearic Acid
Glycerin
Emulsifying Wax
Cocoa Butter
Beeswax
Water, Reverse Osmosis
Liquid Germall Plus
Strawberries and Champagne Fragrance Oil

Here is the recipe in percentages. This will allow you to adapt the recipe size to your needs.

Recipe in Percentages
2.8% Stearic Acid
1.1% Glycerin
4.7% Emulsifying Wax
14.1% Cocoa Butter
1.8% Beeswax
74.7% Water, Reverse Osmosis
.4 % Liquid Germall Plus
q.s.Strawberries and Champagne Fragrance Oil

Here is the recipe in grams. It will make approximately 530 grams.

Recipe in Grams
15 grams Stearic Acid
6 grams Glycerin
25 grams Emulsifying Wax
75 grams Cocoa Butter
10 grams Beeswax
396 grams Water, Reverse Osmosis (Warmed)
2.6 grams Liquid Germall Plus
3.5 ml Strawberries and Champagne Fragrance Oil

Weigh all of the ingredients into a microwavable container except for the Liquid Germall Plus. Heat until the all of the ingredients have melted. Using the immersion blender, mix until completely blended. Allow the solution to cool to 120 degrees Fahrenheit stirring occasionally. Add the Liquid Germall Plus and stir well. At this point you can fragrance and color the body balm. Then dispense the balm into containers. I used 1oz jars for this balm.

Should I add more color to this balm? Do you like waxy butters? I want to hear your opinions.

Taylor

Finished Balm

Finished Balm

Collected Ingredients

Collected Ingredients

Adding Glycerin

Adding Glycerin

Adding Emulsifying Wax

Adding Emulsifying Wax

Adding Cocoa Butter

Adding Cocoa Butter

Adding Water

Adding Water

Mixing the Cocoa Butter Balm

Mixing the Cocoa Butter Balm

Adding Liquid Germall Plus

Adding Liquid Germall Plus

Mixing in Fragrance and Liquid Germall Plus

Mixing in Fragrance, Color and Liquid Germall Plus

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About Taylor

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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7 thoughts on “Cocoa Butter Balm

  • terrylynn22

    Taylor,

    Do you have 1 oz. jars? I would love to have some, but only see 1/2 oz in your catalog.

    Terry

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  • Taylor Post author

    At this time we don’t have 1 oz jars. We are going to add the 1 oz PET jars soon, though!

    These are awesome!

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  • Meaue

    I received a sample in my order today (1st time receiving a sample – very exciting!). This IS an interesting balm (lotion?) and I really like it! I used it after washing the dishes and it sinks in and leaves a “dry” feel, but I can also feel the wax. My hands feel hydrated and “protected”. I think this is a great recipe for winter – feels like it can protect against cold winds, etc. Think I’m going to make up a batch!

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  • Simona

    I just made this one for myself. I love how the cocoa butter (I used a golden one) scents the mixture. I chose not to use any other fragrance, and , to be honest, I believe that it was the right choice. It’s fresh, summery, sweet, I LOVE IT!. It does feel waxy in the end, and my hands feel a bit like sweating bit, but it does wonders on the other parts of my body :). A great balm, I HAVE to take it with me for the next holiday 😉

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  • Simona

    My second batch came out to be grainy the second day (I believe the graininess is the cocos butter). Is it possible that I used less eWax, without noticing? I thought I have followed the recipe, but it is possible that I looked at a different row in my list of ingredients :). Melting the butter and adding some more eWax could save the batch?

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  • Simona

    * I meant cocoa butter, not cocos butter; meanwhile I have melted the butter and added some more eWax. Looking forward for tomorrow now…

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