It seems like ages since I posted a bath and body recipe, so I decided to share my Peppermint Cocoa lip balm recipe. It takes no time at all to whip up, and it smells divine.
1 oz Beeswax
2 oz Cocoa Butter
.5 oz Olive Oil
.5 oz Avocado Oil
Few Drops of Organic Peppermint Essential Oil
Lip Balm Tubes or Pots
Add all the ingredients except the peppermint oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 15 – 20 seconds, stir, and repeat until melted*. Mix in a few drops of peppermint oil. Don’t go crazy. A little goes a long way. Pour into your tubes or pots. They are ready to use as soon as they’re cool.
*I’ve never tempered my cocoa butter for this recipe, and I’ve never had trouble with crystallization, but if you want to, you can heat this up very, very slowly in a double boiler until it’s melted.