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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