DIY ALMOND JOI ORGANIC LIP BALM

While rummaging my kitchen for dessert, I pondered how I could mimic one of my favorite childhood candies, but what I pulled out looked more like something I could wear than something I'd eat. Challenge accepted. Being as I'm always hungry (shocker), I thought the closer I could keep chocolate to my lips the happier I'd be so, lip balm it is! 

For me, lip care is absolutely essential- if not, my lips peel excessively and it drives me mad. This balm has the right amount of waxiness so it locks the moisture in, and conditions the lips with the silky richness of coconut oil. You may even get a slight tint from the cacao powder if your natural lip color is fair. Best of all it's naturally scented with almond extract rather than fragrance, and sweetened with honey because I know some people who only apply lip product just so they can lick it off- i got you covered.

Believe it or not, honey is an excellent moisturizer too. I love to incorporate honey because its a humectant, meaning it pulls moisture from the air and draws it into the skin- perfect for soft, sweet, kissable lips! Your significant other will thank you for wearing this....give it a try.

you'll need

1 tbsp organic beeswax

2 tbsp organic unrefined coconut oil

1 tsp alcohol-free almond extract

1.5 tbsp raw organic cacao powder

1 tsp raw organic honey

lip balm container

 

directions 

You’ll notice in the video I add my ingredients in stages- this is just to ensure I don’t overheat them so they keep their beneficial integrity. 

First melt your beeswax using a double boiler. Next add your honey and mix to melt and incorporate into the wax. Add your coconut oil last, as it has a lower melting point and will liquefy quickly. Finally add your almond extract and cacao powder, mixing well. Its important to make sure your almond extract is labeled alcohol free. You'll need a glycerine base rather than alcohol so it combines with your oils. You're ready to fill your containers; I went the eco friendly route by using paperboard tubes. Once filled, chill in the refrigerator to solidify- I waited about thirty minutes.And your done. Need a label? Use this link to download and print mine. 

 

whats your favorite skincare ingredient/flavor? i think mine is blueberry...