Variation: Follow the method for the Cocoa Butter Lip

15g beeswax

10g cocoa butter

10g almond oil

15g jojoba oil

3 drops chocolate flavouring

2 drops orange essential oil

10g beeswax

10g dark cocoa butter

15g shea butter

35ml almond oil

5ml glycerin

5 drops orange essential oil

10 drops chocolate flavouring

You will need

double boiler

metal spoon

Natural skincare and fragrance expert Karen Gilbert share her recipe for Chocolate orange lip pots

I love using dark organic cocoa butter for lip balm, as it retains its gorgeous chocolate aroma. This recipe contains vegetable glycerin rather than honey, but you could just as easily swap it if you prefer. The flavouring is a lip balm flavour that you can buy online. You could use a food flavour, but you may need to adjust the quantities to taste and check that it is oil soluble. The main recipe is for jars or tins and the variation is slightly more solid for twist-up tubes.

These recipes were adapted from The Little Pocket Book of Natural Beauty: 35 Step-By-Step Projects for Homemade Beauty by Karen Gilbert, published by Cico Books at £9.99.

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