Make Your Own: Cocoa Lip Balm

Cocoa lip balm by Fran W.

If you like chocolate, then you may enjoy wearing this lip balm! 

3 tsp (or 1T) Petroleum jelly or shea butter
1 tsp Cocoa powder
1 Vitamin E capsule and a pin (optional)
Craft sticks
Measuring spoons
Heat-proof bowl for mixing
Small containers

How to make lip balm...


*Melt petroleum jelly or shea butter in a heat-proof container, add cocoa and the contents of a vitamin E capsule by piercing it with a pin, and stir with craft stick until smooth.

Once the mixture cools, it will become solid again.

Suggestions for melting jelly or butter...

* Boiled water - Pour boiling water into a heat-proof container, place the bowl with petroleum jelly or shea butter over the hot water, and carefully mix until smooth. Be careful not to get water in the mixture.

* Microwave - Place heat-proof bowl in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until petroleum jelly or shea butter turns to liquid (do not allow to boil).


Note: If you want to make more lip balm at one time, use 3 parts petroleum jelly or shea butter to 1 part cocoa powder and an extra a vitamin E capsule.

Example: 
6 tsp (or 2 T) petroleum jelly or shea butter to 2 tsp of cocoa
9 tsp (or 3 T) petroleum jelly or shea butter to 3 tsp of cocoa

Tip: 
Look for small cosmetic containers in the health and beauty department of your favorite store. Contact lens cases can also be used for storing lip balm.

Scent alternatives...


Chocolate-Coconut: Use a small amount of coconut oil or a drop of coconut essential oil to the mixture. 

Try other essential oils such as orange, peppermint, berry, or another favorite scent.

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