Want to say goodbye to dry and chapped lips and say hello to soft and luscious lips? Want to do something fun and easy? You’re in the right place cause I’m about to put you through how to make chocolate lip balm.
Follow these steps to make a moisturizing chocolate lip balm and be sure to gift it to friends and loved ones.
First of all,
What Is a Lip Balm?
A lip balm is a substance that is added to the lips to moisturize and relieve chapness and dryness. A lip balm is generally made from a base mostly coconut oil or beeswax, vitamin E capsules for Adee moisturizing effect, a flavour, and a colour. Just like that, you have a go-to for soft and luscious lips!
All you will need to make a lip balm are:
- Small containers or tubes
- Glass bowl to mix
- A stirrer or a spoon
- Essential oils (coconut, almond, etc.)
Now let’s get started on how to make chocolate lip balm!
How to Make Chocolate Lip Balm
What’s a recipe for homemade lip balm without that chocolatey taste huh?
Ingredients for Making Chocolate Lip Balm
- 2tsp beeswax (crushed)
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 2tbsp coconut oil
Procedures for Making Chocolate Lip Balm
STEP 1: On medium heat, bring a pot of water to a boil.
STEP 2: Insert a glass bowl into this pot. Make sure it doesn’t tilt and fall. You can hold the glass bowl with a tong. It’d only be for a minute.
STEP 3: Add in crushed beeswax and allow to melt completely for at least 20-30 seconds.
STEP 4: Use little water to make a paste out of the cocoa powder. Give this a mix and pour this into the bowl.
STEP 5: Add in coconut oil and give this a mix till the paste is well dissolved.
STEP 6: Keep stirring for more seconds to enable the water to evapourate. Then;
STEP 7: Turn off heat and allow to cool.
STEP 8: Transfer to a container or a tube and set aside. Use this to moisturize your lips and enjoy the chocolatey fragrance.
Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Lip Balm (FAQs)
Q: What can I use instead of coconut oil?
A: Shea butter is a good recipe for homemade lips balm. You can also substitute shea butter for coconut oil if you have it in-store.
Q: I don’t have beeswax, what do I use?
A: Relax! You can go ahead and make your homemade lip balm without having to use beeswax. Beeswax is like a solidifier so you can go ahead to use coconut oil, shea butter, or castor oil as the base.
Q: Can I use a container instead of a tube?
A: As I said above, you can use a container or you use a tube lying around in the house. This is used as storage and anything you have available can be used. Make sure it has a cover so as to prevent contamination such as dust and dirt.
Q: How long will my homemade lip balm last?
A: Your homemade lip balm should last up to 2-3 months depending on the quantity you make and on your daily usage.
Q: Does lip balm lighten my lips?
A: Homemade lip balm does not lighten lips but helps in moisturizing. If you want lighter lips, you could use lemon or lemon oil. Lemon has been proven to be effective in lightening the lips and of course, the skin.
Q: How long does it take to solidify?
A: This should take at least 15 minutes to harden in the container or of course, tube.
How to Store Chocolate Lip Balm
Store in a cool dry place as this helps in solidifying it. You can also refrigerate it for an hour or two to speed the solidification process but after that, do not refrigerate as this could lose its form and potentials.
Wasn’t that fun, easy and exciting? So, what do you think about how to make chocolate lip balm? Tell me if it works for you. Check out how to make your amazing lavender lip balm.
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