Chocolate and orange are a perfect flavor combination. What better idea than to combine them into a lip balm.
After some time living in the south, I’ve found it can get pret-ty dry in the fall.
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If my lips get the least bit dry, they’re completely cracked within a few hours. Heavy, waxy lip balms only make my problem worse.
A few months ago, I came across a recipe for natural lip balm. It was a basic, flavorless balm to simply protect lips. I love chocolate and orange together so I created a delicious flavor combination that works perfectly with the base recipe.
Now that it’s Winter and I’m in need of some lip balm, I tried this and it turned out great. It’s not heavy at all. It smells great, tastes like dessert, and keeps my lips moist.
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How to Make Your Own Chocolate Orange Lip Balm:
I’ve been collecting cosmetic containers as they’ve been emptied. I washed them in hot, soapy water and let them air dry. Yes, that’s a contact lens container. I always seem to have millions of them hanging around. Hey, it works!
Wouldn’t it be great to just open your chapstick and find this?
You need some cocoa butter as the base. It’s almost rock hard at room temp so it needs to be cut with some vitamin E oil. The chocolate is for color and flavor. So, add more or less chocolate chips depending on what color you would like for your lip balm. If you want a colorless balm, you could use white chocolate instead.
Sooo, when you run out of cosmetic containers to fill, look for whatever works!
Chocolate Orange Lip Balm
Melt the cocoa butter in a microwave safe container until it’s a liquid. Measure 6 tablespoons into a microwaveable (preferably pourable) cup. I used a pyrex measuring cup.
Add the chocolate chips and stir to melt. You may have to microwave the mixture again for the chips to fully melt. Add vitamin E oil and orange extract. Ahhh, it smells glorious. Stir to combine and pour mixture into lip balm container(s).
Place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to firm.
I got a little crafty with this old chapstick container. If you do this, make sure to put the container in the freezer for a few minutes before you fill it with hot, melty lip balm. Otherwise, it will leak a little until it firms.
This would make a great gift – although you may want to put it in an UNUSED container if you’re giving this away.Here are some pretty glass containers or empty lip cosmetic tubes I found that would be perfect for making lots of homemade lip balm as gifts.
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