4.06.2015

Homemade Coffee or Vanilla Latte Lip Balm


While online looking for some fun ideas to do with my soap-making projects this week, I stumbled upon this homemade lip balm with coffee butter and cocoa butter - which together, smell like a yummy vanilla latte.  I make my own homemade soaps, salves and balms - and it really is quite fun and easy if you have an interest at all in them.   This is not my personal recipe, but the source is noted. 

I thought since this blog is all coffee related, a coffee lip balm would fit right in! 


Coffee or Vanilla Latte Lip Balm
Source

4 oz Cocoa Butter
2 oz Coffee Butter
.6 oz Avocado Oil
20  Lip Pots

In a small heat-safe container, use a microwave to melt the Cocoa Butter. It helps to break it down to the smallest chunks possible before heating it or you can mix it with the Avocado Oil to help the butter melt down smoothly. Cocoa butter has a higher melting point that other solid oils, so be sure your heat-safe container is able to withstand prolonged temperatures and if it’s glass, remove it from the microwave with a pot holder.

Add the Coffee Butter to the Cocoa Butter and stir until the Coffee Butter is completely melted and the mixture is no longer cloudy (you may have to zap it in the microwave for a few more seconds).

Add the Avocado Oil and mix well (if you didn’t already during the Cocoa Butter melting phase).

Line up the Classy Lip Pots (sans lids) and pour the mixture into the containers. Allow mixture to harden. Twist on the lids and enjoy!

This recipe does not make use of any flavor oils, so what you’ll taste is just the natural flavor of the Coffee Butter and Cocoa Butter. As-is, the flavor is much like a great cup of black coffee. But if you usually take your coffee with sugar, try adding a bit of Stevia to the recipe. Prefer cream? Why not try Vanilla or Buttercreme (or Caramel or Coconut or…) flavors. As written, this lip balm recipe is on the softer side for ease in application with the finger from the lip butter pots. Adding  25% beeswax works well for giving the lip balm a bit harder texture if desired!



You  might be interested in the ingredients; you can get them from many places, including Amazon;
Fantasea Acrylic Jar 0.20 oz. (Pack of 12)
ARABICA COFFEE SEED BUTTER
100% Pure Unrefined Raw SHEA BUTTER
Raw Cocoa Butter 100% Pure
Avocado Oil, Moisturizing