Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chocolate mint homemade lip balm


Hi everyone ! I hope you are having a great week so far.
Last week we experienced terribly cold weather and 2 of our 3 children complained of dry, chapped lips.  So I decided to make them some homemade lip balm using natural ingredients I had at home. 
I find it comforting knowing that all the ingredients are natural and that there are no additives or dyes to worry  about. 

There are many versions of homemade lip balms out there, but this particular one only takes a few ingredients and you will be amazed how it easy it is to make. 
  Ingredients:
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
3 drops of Vitamin E oil (from capsules)
4 semi sweet chocolate chips or 1/3 teaspoon of cocoa powder 
2 drops of pure peppermint extract or other flavour extract you would like

Directions:
- Place ingredients in small heat safe bowl and set aside.
- Place some water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil 
- Hold bowl with ingredients over boiling water and stir contents until melted and thoroughly combined
- Once combined, pour mixture into small containers and allow to cool (do not close container until it has cooled down)

The lip balm will keep for up to 8 weeks, but you should store in a cool place to avoid melting. 

The lip balm smells delicious and I love how easy it goes on your lips, leaving them soft and moist (this sounds like a CoverGirl commercial doesn't it?). 

You are not limited to just one flavour as you could easily combine various flavours together to customize to your liking - Chocolate/Cherry, Chocolate/Orange , Vanilla etc.

So fun for a little girl's birthday party or even a Valentine's Day favour, don't you think?

Have you ever made your own lip balm?  Do you ever worry about the contents of some of the lip balms or lip glosses available?


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a beautiful day. 

much love,








 

You may also want to try this natural Coconut Rose body Scrub.

23 comments:

  1. look great i cant wait to try it. xxx

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  2. This is great. My kids are constantly complaining of chapped lips and they always loose their chapstick, not that it ever really worked for them.

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  3. Where did you get your containers? I really want I make this. =)
    Alesha <3

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  4. Thanks for sharing ... this looks so nice.

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  5. Beautiful photography, as always, Lucy! Sweet products also.

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  6. You have no idea how much this lip balm is calling my name!!! My big pregnancy craving has been anything chocolatey and minty. Maybe this would be a good way to help me stop eating so many Thin Mints! ;-)

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  7. Such a great idea! very sweet flavour lip balm!
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  8. It sounds so charming and yummy. I want to try some right now! That is a fun gift idea!, and your photos make it all look so enticing!
    Cindh

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  9. Lucy, do you want to ADOPT me?? :) This looks so beautiful and Yummy!! We love making homemade body balms. Our favorite right now is Lotion Bars. They are super easy to make and use. 3 out of our 6 children have Eczema so we have to make a lot of our own things. Did you ever see my homemade deodorant tutorial? http://jojoandeloise.com/2012/08/diy-lavender-and-rose-deodorant/

    xo
    Angelina

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  10. Yum! I love making this kind of stuff homemade. But right now I have a ton of natural chapsticks/lip balms to use up before I attempt this. Pinning for that time :)

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  11. This is a great tutorial! I'm all for anything that has chocolate in it, and the Colorado winter has me going through lip balm like it's going out of style. How wonderful to know how to make it at home!

    On another note, your photography is fantastic. I love the contrast of the vintage green with your mint, chocolate, and lip balm. It's a visual feast -- well done!

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  12. What a great idea. Will have to think of a masculine flavour for my son-in-law, who works outside in all sorts of weather.

    Can see some xmas stocking fillers coming from this.

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  13. Lip Balm is the most essential thing for our lip.Lip Balm is protect our lip. It's make a man very handsome. So we are everyday use Lip Balm.

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  14. Hi, I made this last night, and it is great!! But for some reason it is still not solid at the bottom... it still works, but what did I do wrong?
    Thanks so much for any advice!

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  16. Is there bees wax missing from the ingredient's list? My lip balm didn't set either :(

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  17. Hey Lucy, it is one of the most easiest tutorial. Is it possible to somehow use fresh mint instead of extract? In India, it is hard to find extract n fresh mint is readily available

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  18. Deeksha, you can make your own mint extract if you like from fresh mint and vodka! http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/10/diy-mint-extract-recipe.html

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  19. Alesha, looks like you can get containers on Amazon, but do a Google search and check Michaels as well. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000VJRCNI/ref=pd_aw_sim_ac_23

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  21. This is a really lovely idea and I love how they are all natural ingredients, I shall give it a go! Thank you!
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  22. Mine is not getting solid either. What did I do wrong? I used exactly the same amount of ingredients you listed above.
    Lokking forward to your answer :-)

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  23. Hi Kristin, sometimes when the oils are overheated or overstirred, they separate and will not completely harden. You have to make sure that the ingredients are melted in very low heat, it takes a little longer but you will yield better results. You can also cool it in the fridge, if that doesn't work,you might want to add a couple of grams of organic bees wax to the mix. For that you will have to experiment as the amount of bees wax you put in, will determine how solid the lip balm will be. Hope that helps...xo

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