It’s Friday once again, and that means it’s time to get your weekly DIY fix!
This DIY Friday! is being brought to you by my lovely DIY blogging pal, Victoria. She’s keen on making naturally scrumptious beauty concoctions that are good for your skin – and who doesn’t want to look like a natural beauty? This chocolate lip balm recipe looks and sounds super delish – I can’t wait to try it! Enjoy!
Super Yummy Homemade Chocolate Lip Balm
Today we are going to have a double DIY lesson. Not only will we make super yummy and eco-friendly chocolate lip balm, but I will also reveal to you my secret on how to simply make lip balm in a lipstick container. Personally, I hate taking my balm from a lip balm container with my fingers. I just can’t seem to get rid of it afterward, and I feel it on my hands and underneath my nails. This also feels unhygienic, especially when we are talking about a homemade skin care product because hands are a breeding ground for bacteria. This is a very easy way to introduce bacteria to a homemade lip balm, which will make its shelf life much shorter.
The chocolate lip balm that we are going to create today is extremely moisturizing, and it is also very tasty and smells like heavenly chocolate. Try not to eat your lips while wearing it!
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 2 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips or 1 tablespoon cocoa
- Few drops almond oil or any vegetable oil
Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax in a double boiler or the fastest setting on the microwave. Add the chocolate chips or cocoa, and stir until melted. If you melt the cocoa butter and beeswax in the microwave, you may have to microwave the mixture again for a few seconds. If you melt it in a double boiler, remove it from heat. Don’t forget to stir thoroughly throughout the entire process, or the lip balm will become lumpy. Now is the tricky part, which is how to make this balm in a lipstick container:
To do this, you can purchase special containers, or you can clean out an old lipstick container, like I do. After you have removed the mixture from heat, pour it into a 5 cc syringe. Put the syringe in the refrigerator with the top facing up for a few moments until it starts to thicken. Then take out the syringe and cut the top open with a knife. Finish by squeezing out the balm into a lipstick container (see the pictures below).
I have a long list of my favorite recipes, and this recipe was proudly included on my list amongst other beauty recipes. I also compiled all of my best recipes and tips in my Natural Skin Care Handbook e-book. This guide includes a number of homemade remedies and tricks and was written especially for those who want to give up on commercial products and start to naturally care for their skin without the use of chemicals. All of the information about the Natural Skin Care Handbook can be found here.
Getting back to the balm, you may find that this balm is a great little gift! I now free myself up from the headache about what to give to my girlfriends for special occasions. They are all so in love with this lip balm that they always ask me to make it, and I still haven’t revealed to them the secret that making this balm takes only about five minutes and uses three ingredients. So I will purchase a beautiful lip balm container, decorate it, and voilà – I have an amazing gift!
Do you ever try to make your own homemade lip balm, or maybe you already have your own perfect formula?
Victoria Lewy loves to experiment with different natural homemade beauty recipes. Her passion has inspired her to share and discuss them with others at her Homemade Beauty Blog: MyHomemadeBeauty.com. Thanks Victoria!