It was easy. I'm so glad I did it. My lips are going to thank me this winter!
Put a regular, eating utensil spoon in the freezer 30 minutes prior to making lip balm.
2 ounces food grade soy flakes (got on amazon)
1-1/4 ounces raw cocoa butter (also amazon)
10 drops oil of peppermint (found in baking aisle)
Ten little glass lip balm jars with lids
Melt the soy and cocoa butter. I have a glass Pyrex measuring bowl with a pour spout that works well. The cocoa butter will take a bit longer to melt so just stir it around with silicone spactula until melted when the soy turns to liquid.
My microwave took about 2-1/2 minutes to melt this amount of product. Go slowly, 30 seconds at a time.
Using a silicone spactula, stir until melted. Stir in the oil of peppermint.
SoapQueen.com gave me an awesome tip to tell if your lippy is the right texture for you.
Using that spoon from the freezer, dip the tip into the melted lip balm mixture. Allow to cool. Use your finger and apply to lips. If it is waxy enough for you and minty enough or soft enough, you're ready to pour. If you'd like it softer, add a little more cocoa butter. More flavor? Add a drop more mint.
I didn't want mine too soft and risk it melting too much in my purse. This gave me a nice, firm jarred lip balm that I also think would make an excellent stick kind.
It is long lasting on my lips which I love. I had only been using my facial moisturizer on my lips which isn't cutting it in negative temps and wind chills.
Pour into jars. I also got these on amazon. Allow to cool and you're ready to go.
I'm really super excited about these!
I had a bit extra and poured it into a 2 ounce mason jar. I will use this on my cuticles!