Espresso is the strongest of the coffee drinks, and its aroma is unique. When sweetened, it tastes quite delicious, too! (Sorry, I just can’t enjoy unsweetened coffee!)
What will we need to craft this wonder?
First, we need Beeswax to make the balm nice and hard so it doesn’t just melt in your pocket or purse.
Second, we need oils that are brittle at room temperature. These include Cocoa Butter and Palm Kernel Oil.
Next, we need solid at room temperature oils like Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, or any of the butters.
Finally, we will add liquid oils so the lip balm is soft enough to spread. This is where we will use some Coffee Seed Oil for its intense flavor and high antioxidants.
We will add Sugar Baby Flavor Oil to take the bitter edge off the strong espresso flavor.
Making this with me? Here’s what you’ll need.
50-gram Test Batch
10 grams Beeswax
Weigh all ingredients except Coffee Seed Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil into a microwave-safe container and heat, using short time bursts and stirring after each heating, until all are melted.
Stir in Coffee Seed Oil and Sugar Baby Flavor Oil.
Pour lip balm into jars and allow to cool before putting on lids. Label and enjoy.
I really like the finished lip balm! The texture is creamy and dreamy, and it smells terrific. I stayed really low on the percentage of Coffee Seed Oil, and if I make this again, I’ll increase that percentage from 2% to 4-5% because I feel like the coffee scent and flavor did not come through as strongly as I’d hoped.