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.
|Shea Butter, Refined
|Regular Cocoa Butter
|Sweet Almond Oil
|Vitamin E Acetate
|Peppermint Essential Oil
Here is the equipment you will need for this recipe.
|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.
|Recipe in Percentages
|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
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.