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DIY Cocoa Lip Balm

DIY Cocoa Lip Balm

What could be better than protecting your lips from the winter’s chill by slathering on chocolate? Not much, and I bet if you went to the Environmental Working Group’s, Skin Deep website and checked out what’s lurking in lipstick (lead, yikes!) you’d ditch the lipstick and opt for healthy, homemade Cocoa Lip Balm. Here at Care2 we’ve posted about all that nastiness here and here.

Why Cocoa?

The cocoa bean is used to make chocolate. It’s made from roasted, husked, and ground seeds of the cacao bean, theobroma cacao, from which much of the fat has been removed. Cocoa contains large amounts of antioxidants. According to Your Daily Thread:

“Cocoa contains large amounts of antioxidants. According to research at Cornell, cocoa powder has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine, and up to three times those found in green tea. Our super friend also contains magnesium, iron, chromium, vitamin C, zinc and more.”

Antioxidants that protects the body from aging, vitamins and minerals for overall health and…chocolate. Sign me up. In fact, my husband so sweetly made this Lip Balm for everyone on his holiday list after he read this. It was a huge hit! Try this recipe for healthy Cocoa Lip Balm that will make you smacking your lips for more:

DIY Cocoa Lip Balm

What you need:

1 teaspoon beeswax
2 teaspoons pure Fair Trade organic cocoa butter
3 teaspoons organic coconut or olive oil
5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
recycled containers

What to do:

Slowly melt ingredients in a double boiler or in 30-second spurts in microwave. Cool slightly and fill recycled containers. You may need to adjust the ratio of ingredients to suit your liking. Yum!

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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2:46PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

thanks!

2:03AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thank you :)

6:39PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

thanks

12:53PM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

Thanks for the info.

11:50AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Cool. Thanks for posting

11:58AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Awesome ~ will have to try!

4:37AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

I use the same lip balm recipe, but instead of the essential oil, I add vanilla infused in jojoba oil. I call this a vanilla - cocoa - coconut lip bliss ... :)) I also add 2 - 3 drops of vitamin E to prevent racidity and oxidation.

11:16PM PST on Dec 25, 2011

Thanks though I think I'd leave out the peppermint oil.

8:44PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

I have been making this lip balm for many years now and I love it!

8:25PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

thanks

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