Crafting new and interesting lip balm scents is one of my favorite things and I thought it meet that for the month of February I should make something especially decadent – Chocolate Truffle lip balm!
If you follow my reviews on Plant Therapy’s Oil of The Month then you know that back in December the surprise oil was none other than a delicious essential oil blend that smells like opening a box of fine chocolate truffles.
The scent is rich and creamy with hints of sweet vanilla and bitter chocolate and since opening the bottle, I have found myself sniffing it at random moments throughout the day so it was definitely time to make something using this decadent blend.
In case you didn’t receive Chocolate Truffle in the mail, fear not! I have also included a sort of dupe you can use as a replacement in the lip balm recipe below that still gives you that chocolate shop aroma.
You can also join the Oil of The Month Club over at Plant Therapy here and also get $10 off your first order.
Now, let’s get into how to make a chocolate truffle lip balm that smells good enough to eat!
Decadent Chocolate Truffle Lip Balm Recipe
If you’re a chocolate lover then this is the lip balm recipe for you! The scent of it alone will convince you that Plant Therapy must have melted a chocolate bar and bottled it.
The formula for this lip balm is simple yet very moisturizing for dry lips this time of year and what better time to indulge in rich chocolate without any of the guilt than around Valentine’s Day? Though I have to be honest, I indulge in chocolate quite regularly without any guilt at all. It’s part of my “feed the soul routine”.
In any case, this lip balm is quite simply one of the most delicious smelling things I’ve made to date and is sure to bring a sigh of pleasure to your lips every time you use it.
Here’s what you will need to make 10 tubes of chocolate truffle lip balm:
- An accurate kitchen scale
- A small spatula
- A small Pyrex measuring cup or other heat resistant glass dish
- 10 lip balm tubes
- 10 grams of beeswax
- 10 grams of shea butter
- 10 grams of sweet almond oil
- 10 grams of capuacu butter (can sub with more shea butter but capuacu butter is especially moisturizing!)
- 6 drops chocolate truffle essential oil blend
If you do not have the chocolate truffle blend, simple swap out the shea butter with 10 grams of cocoa butter to get a chocolatey scent and then add 3-6 drops of vanilla oleoresin instead of chocolate truffle.
You can also add 1 drop of cacoa absolute if you’ve got it handy to really get that chocolate aroma.
This is how I made it:
- 1 lip balm tube
- A small Pyrex measuring cup or a tiny beaker
- 1 gram of beeswax
- 1 gram of shea butter
- 1 gram sweet almond oil
- 1 gram of capuacu butter
- 1 drop of chocolate truffle
Follow the instructions below for preparation.
Loving Preparation – Chocolate Truffle Lip Balm
- Begin by measuring out all of the ingredients (except the essential oil) into the Pyrex measuring cup.
- Place the Pyrex measuring cup in a pan of gently simmering water to melt everything together.
- While the beeswax, sweet almond oil, and butters are melting, get your lip balm tubes ready for pouring.
- Once melted through completely, stir to make sure everything is mixed.
- Remove from the heat, wipe the bottom dry, and place it on a towel on the counter.
- Allow the melted ingredients to cool slightly but not solidify in any way.
- Add in the essential oil and stir to mix it in.
- Pour carefully into your prepared lip balm tubes.
- Allow the lip balm to cool completely before capping.
- Use as often as desired!
Some fun variations include adding:
- Coffee essential oil
- Diluted rose otto essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Sweet orange essential oil
This lip balm has good staying power which is perfect for winter weather!
Have you made chocolatey lip balm before? Please share your tips and recipes in the comments below!
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