This afternoon, I made lip balm – and it was so easy to do!
Cocoa Vanilla Lip Balm:
1 oz Candelilla wax
1 oz shea butter
0.75 oz lightly-scented cocoa butter
2 oz olive oil
A few drops of Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
Vanilla essential oil
I started off by measuring my ingredients on a food scale. In one container, I measured the candelilla wax, and in the other I combined the shea butter and cocoa butter
(I rounded up to 0.8 oz for the cocoa butter).
Once the waxes/oils softened, I added olive oil, Vitamin E, and vanilla essential oil. I liquefied the ingredients all together, then stirred.
Then, all that was left was pouring the mixture into each lip balm container.
It only took a few minutes for the lip balm to cure. For a personal touch, I added labels :)
Price Breakdown & Comparison:
Burts Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm = $3.99 for 0.15 oz
Chapstick Naturals Lip Butter = $2.99 for 0.15 oz
Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm = $2.99 for 0.15 oz
Homemade Vegan Cocoa Vanilla Lip Balm = $0.64 for 0.20 oz