DIY Gift For The Chocolate Lover On Your Holiday List: Chocolate Lip Balm

Ah, what could be better than slathering chocolate on your lips? Not much, and I bet if we dug around in the Environmental Working Group’s, Skin Deep website and checked out what’s in lipstick (lead, yikes!), we’d skip the lipstick and make our own.

Why chocolate lip balm? Chocolate contains flavonoids. These act as antioxidants (like in dark vegetables). Antioxidants protect the body from aging. Anything that curbs aging and tastes good gets my vote.

Holiday Chocolate 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.