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Dec
20

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe


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Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe

Today, we will prepare a chocolate covered strawberries lip balm recipe.  This lip gloss recipe is a layered lip balm that uses Natures Garden’s Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil and real chocolate to create the perfect Valentine’s Day lip balm.  Not only does it look adorable, but it smells and tastes amazing as well.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Ingredients Found at Natures Garden

BEESWAX White Pastilles
COCONUT Oil-76
SHEA BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER Golden Natural
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
Flavoring- Strawberry Sorbet
Dark Chocolate Wafers
Disposable Pipettes
10 ml Clear Jars with Clear Lids
Lip Tints- Red Hot Momma

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Other Equipment You Will Need

Scale
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Spoon
Pots (2 for double boiler)
Microwave

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Cocoa Butter Golden Natural

This particular cocoa butter is not deodorized; meaning that it has a chocolate-like aroma.  Cocoa butter is a very hard, saturated fat. It is considered a luxury butter that is used in lotions, lip balms, lip gloss, scrubs, massage bars, soaps, and other bath and body products.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  White Beeswax

Wax extracted from the honeycomb of a bee hive, and filtered.   No chemicals used to bleach this beeswax; it was naturally bleached by exposure to sunlight and air.  Beeswax is used in candle making, cosmetics, and toiletries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Coconut Oil 76

Coconut oil is one of the primary oils soapmakers use in their soaps.  However, it is also very popular in lip balm.  There are many types of coconut oil.  Most of the coconut oil sold and used is a melt point of 76 degrees, but there is a hydrogenated type that melts at 92 degrees.

Shea ButterChocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Shea Butter

Shea butter is moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.  When used in soap making, shea butter will add a wonderful creamy lather, great conditioning properties, and some hardness to your soap. Shea butter is used in lip balms, lip gloss, soaps, lotions, scrubs, and other bath and body products.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Vitamin E Oil

(Tocopherol T-50)-  The purest form of natural vitamin E available (from plant sources only). This is not tocopherol acetate (the form found in many vitamin E capsules).  Vitamin E is required in most cosmetic formulations in very small amounts  in order to prevent oils from oxidizing.  When fixed oils oxidize, they develop a very rancid smell, and can turn your products brown in color, which will ruin your finished products.  Prevent this from occurring by adding vitamin E to your formulations.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil

The sweet delicious aroma of strawberry sorbet.  Not only does it smell like the real thing, it also tastes like the real thing.  For use in lip balms, massage oils, body sprays, perfumes, bath and body products, and pet bath products.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe:  Dark Chocolate Wafers

Dark chocolate wafers can be used in a variety of bath and body products.  You can use it, of course, in lip balm.  However, it can also be used in products like massage bars.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Total Recipe Weights and Amounts

26 grams White Beeswax
48 grams Coconut Oil 76
20 grams Shea Butter
24 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
2 grams Vitamin E Oil
20 drops Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil
3 Dark Chocolate Wafers
5 drops Red Hot Momma Lip Tint

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Creating a Double Boiler

Now, it is very important that you melt your oils slowly.  To do this, you need to melt them in a double boiler.  This will keep them from getting over cooked from the direct heat.  So, you will need to place a few inches of water in a pot on medium heat.  Once you weigh out your oils, you will place them in a smaller pot.  Your smaller pot will then be placed inside your larger pot.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Preparing Your Lip Balm Pots

In addition to creating a double boiler prior to starting, you also want to have your lip balm pots prepared.  Clean and sanitize your lip balm pots and place them out in front of you.  Set the lids aside, for now.  When creating this recipe, you will need a total of 10 pots.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Prepare the Strawberry Lip Balm

First we will prepare the strawberry lip balm.  This will be the bottom layer of your chocolate covered strawberries lip balm.  We will add flavor oil as well as color to this layer.  It will be flavored with Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring from Nature’s Garden.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Recipe Weights for the Strawberry Layer

13 grams White Beeswax
24 grams Coconut Oil 76
10 grams Shea Butter
12 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
1 gram Vitamin E Oil
20 drops Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring Oil
5 drops Red Hot Momma Lip Tint

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Weighing the Ingredients for the Strawberry Layer

First, we will be weighing the ingredients for the strawberry layer.  So, in a small pot, weigh out 13 grams of the white beeswax, 24 grams of your coconut oil 76,10 grams of your shea butter, and 12 grams of the golden natural cocoa butter.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Melting the Ingredients for the Strawberry Layer

Then, use the double boiler you created to melt the oil, wax, and butters.  You want to stir the contents of the pot occasionally so that they do not overheat.  Since it is a small amount, the ingredients should melt pretty quickly.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Adding the Color and Flavor Oil

Once everything is melted, we will be adding the color and flavor oil.  So, we will need our Natures Garden Strawberry Sorbet Flavoring along with our Red Hot Momma Lip Tint.  We will also be adding the vitamin E oil.  Next, add 20 drops of the Strawberry Sorbet Flavor Oil and 5 drops of the Red Hot Momma.  Then, add 1 gram of your natural vitamin e oil.  Finally, stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Putting the Strawberry Lip Balm into the Jars

When putting the strawberry lip balm into the jars, we will only be filling them about halfway.  This recipe will create about 10 of the 10 ml lip balm containers.  So, use a disposable pipette to fill half of the 10 ml lip balm container.  Allow the strawberry layer of your lip balm to setup before moving to the next step.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Prepare the Chocolate Lip Balm

Next, we will prepare the chocolate lip balm layer.  This layer will be poured directly on top of the strawberry lip balm layer.  This layer however, will be flavored with real chocolate instead of a lip balm flavoring.

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Recipe Weights for the Chocolate Layer

13 grams White Beeswax
24 grams Coconut Oil 76
10 grams Shea Butter
12 grams Cocoa Butter-Golden Natural
1 gram Vitamin E Oil

3 Dark Chocolate Wafers

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Weighing the Ingredients for the Chocolate Layer

First, we will need to weigh out a few of our ingredients.  So, in a small bowl weigh out 13 grams of your white beeswax, 24 grams of your coconut oil 76, 10 grams of the shea butter, and finally, 12 grams of the golden natural cocoa butter.The remaining ingredients will be added after the oils, butters, and waxes are melted.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Melting the Ingredients for the Chocolate Layer

Next, you will, once again, use a double boiler to melt the ingredients.  So, fill your larger pan with a few inches of water.  Then, place your weighed out ingredients into a smaller pot.  Finally, place your smaller pot inside your larger pot and begin melting your ingredients.  You will want to stir occasionally until all of your oils, butters, and waxes are melted.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Adding the Chocolate

Now, you will be adding the chocolate.  So, to the pot containing your oils and butters, add the three dark chocolate wafers.  Then, slowly mix them into your melted lip balm.  This will give your lip balm both a chocolate taste and aroma.  In addition, add 1 gram of Vitamin E Oil and stir.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Putting the Chocolate Lip Balm into the Jars

Next, use a disposable pipette to fill the remaining portion of the lip balm container.  You do not want to fill the lip balm container completely.  Since the lid indents slightly, you want to make sure you allow for that.  Once you have filled your container with the chocolate lip balm, allow it to setup.  When your lip balm has set up, place a lid on top.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lip Balm Recipe: Using Your Lip Balm

Once your lip balm has setup, it is ready to use right away.  Your lip balm will begin with the chocolate lip balm.  Once you have used the top layer, you will then make your way to the strawberry lip balm.

In addition, why not make your own chocolate covered strawberries.  Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite treats.  Here is a recipe for chocolate dipped strawberries from Betty Crocker.  They look amazing!  I might just be making these this weekend!

We hope that you love this Valentines Day lip balm as much as we do!  Share your Valentine’s Day creations with us.  Post your pics on our Twitter or Instagram pages @ngscents.  You can also share your pictures on our Facebook page.

Nov
14

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe


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Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 1Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe

Winter is right around the corner.  Along with the holiday season.  Well, for that reason, Natures Garden has created our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe.  This shimmering lip gloss recipe uses our natural lip balm base.  Also, the recipe contains pure peppermint essential oil, giving the recipe a natural peppermint flavor.  In addition, since we love all things that sparkle, we added a little shimmer with our diamond dust mica pigment!  In this recipe we also show you how to add chocolate to your lip balm recipes.  We are sure both your and your customers will love our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe!

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Ingredients From Natures Garden

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 2

All Natural Lip Balm Base
Peppermint Essential Oil
10 ml Clear Pots with White Lids
Mica Diamond Dust
Disposable Pipettes
White Chocolate Wafers
Natures Garden Apron

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Other Supplies Needed

Scale
Microwave
Microwave Safe Mixing Bowls – You will need two.
Measuring Spoon
Mixing Spoons

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe Tutorial

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 3
Step 1
:  Begin with cleaning your work area.  Also, clean and sanitize the supplies you will be using.  I would also suggest wearing a Natures Garden apron to protect your clothing, as well as a hair net and gloves.  Set out your lip balm pots, so they are ready to be filled.

 

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Step 2: 
Once you are prepared, get your scale out.  In a microwave safe bowl, weigh out 3.35 ounces of our all natural lip balm base.

Step 3:  Next, in your microwave, melt the lip balm base.  You want to melt it slowly.  We suggest heating it in 30 second intervals, stirring as you heat it.  Heat only until your base is liquefied.  I should note, another option is to melt the base in a double boiler.  However, we chose to use our microwave.

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 5

Step 4:  Now, in the second bowl melt your white chocolate wafers.  We use seven chocolate wafers.  The chocolate is used as a sweetener in our Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe.  Again, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 6

Step 5:  Once both the base and chocolate are melted, add the chocolate to the base.  Stir well to incorporate the white chocolate in your lip balm.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 7

Step 6:  Add your mica.  While the base is still in a liquid state, mix in 1/2 teaspoon of Natures Garden’s diamond dust mica.

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 8

Step 7:  Add your essential oil.  Use a disposable pipette to add 20 drops of our peppermint essential oil to your melted lip balm base.  Stir well to incorporate.

 

 

Winter Wonderland Lip Balm Recipe 9Step 8:  Finally, add the lip balm to the containers.  We used disposable pipettes to put the lip balm into the 10 ml clear lip balm pots.

Step 9:  Once your lip balms set up completely, place the white lids on top.  Your Winter Wonderland Lip Balms are now ready to use!  We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!
Have you made this lip balm at home?  Show us your results!  Post to our Instagram by tagging us @ngscents.  You can also post pictures to our Facebook page!  Or maybe you have created another recipe, we’d love to see those too!

Nov
26

Top 44 Lip Balm Blogs & Recipes


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Lip Balm blogs

If you spend as much money on lip balm as I do, then you’ll come to love making your own. If you’ve never tried the DIY approach, then I have the perfect post full of the best lip balm recipe blogs loaded with tutorials, how-to’s, and wonderful tips and tricks.

I decided to create a quality resource for readers looking for lip balm recipes, to offer them information with variety and plenty of information from what I have found to be some of the best lip balm recipe blogs online. I’m such a fan of these blogs, I’ve gone ahead and created badges so their visitors know they are one of the top lip balm blogs on the internet.  The order below is not in any particular order, so browse freely. Each blog will offer you something new to explore.Enjoy!

1. Christina – Christina refers to herself as a lip balm addict. Hey, we all have something! Although, Christina decides to use her addiction to better your lip balm investments by doing frequent reviews of what’s worth the splurge and what you should save your money on.

2. Lisa – Lisa walks you through the wonderful world of lip balms, from glosses to tints to DIY recipes with her blog. When this blogger isn’t busy reviewing her latest purchase, she’s probably updating one of her other dozen blogs, mostly focused on other lip balm related products. She is the artisan and chief formulator behind ForGoodnessGrape and The Lip Balm Queen and makes over 500 lip balms in every flavor and combination that you could possibly imagine to cater to fellow lip balm addicts worldwide.

3. Chaptastic.com – If you’ve ever found Chapstick in every pocket of your pants, every drawer in your house, and under any cushion on your couch, then you may have found the perfect site for your Chapstick affair. Determined to find the perfect tube of Chapstick, this blog revolves around reviews and products to help you find the brand you love.

4. Katie – Katie loves lip products, and cats, more than your average girl. This makes her wonderfully qualified to share her expert-ish insight on how to keep your lips radiant, using balms, butters, gloss, or stain.

5. PumpsAndGloss – This is a site of true variety. As the name suggests, topics are from pumps to lip gloss and everything in between for “the fabulous and sassy.” They’ll cover all of your favorite products and brands, and help you learn how to give your look a major update. Scroll through the feed and learn about the latest cosmetics, while reading an editor’s favorite review and learning how to clean your makeup brushes. A fabulous, one-stop-shop beauty blog.

6. BalmCollector.tumblr.com – A great, quick stop for short, to the point reviews on your favorite lip balms. From drugstores to high end, get the know on these products before you invest your money. An honest review, the investment, and what it might pair nicely with so you can keep your lips happy and healthy.

7. Val – Dry Lips is a wildly informative blog built on the well-traveled editor’s experience in the constant changes in the quality of her lips. From cold to dry climates, and low-to-high end products, Val will walk you through restoring the perfect condition to your puckers.

8. LipBalmAnonymous.com – Definitely an interesting twist on the lip balm blogs we’ve seen, this one actually suggestions that lip balm addiction is a serious, trending issue. A wildly informative intro video can be watched on their homepage, put together by journalism students. Not believing it? Read through some of their facts about drying agents put into popular brands like Carmex and you may lose your skepticism.

Our Favorite Lip Balm Recipes

1. Martha – Martha at The Beauty Junkee advises readers on what lip balms work for dry lips to pair with matte lipstick to stay crack-free, but more importantly, how to alleviate the problem of dry lips in the first place.

2. Rebecca – Rebecca from the Soap Deli News Blog shares a lip balm recipe that is perfect for birthday parties or even wedding favors. Made with all natural shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter, this recipe is highly customizable and can be made in under 30 minutes.

3. TheNerdyFarmWife.com – Learn how to use mint (fresh from the garden!) to infuse oil and turn it into lip balm. The Nerdy Farm Wife shares two lip balm recipes using this all-natural infusion technique.

4. Ashley – Ashley at Simply Designing shares an all-natural lip balm recipe in preparation for winter chapped lips. This recipe is fun, easy, and customizable making up to four containers of lip balm.

5. Jamie – This all-natural lip balm recipe uses herbs from your own backyard to add fragrance, natural oils, and a visual flourish. This recipe is perfect for a bridal shower, baby shower, or a fun girls’ night.

6. HowDoeShe.com – This homemade lip balm doubles as a lip stain for a stylish take on a chapped lip moisturizer using only two ingredients and just one minute of assemble time!

7. BeautyLish.com – Perfect for holiday gifts or combating winter chill, this lip balm recipe is full of peppermint goodness and you can even use a recycled Altoid container for the finished product.

8. Stephanie – Using honey in your lip balm is said to have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties, but Stephanie of Garden Therapy uses it because it simply makes a “darn good good lip balm.” She shares this all-natural hemp and honey lip balm recipe for happy lips.

9. Grit.com – This simple, all-natural lip balm uses beeswax (the most versatile and widely used of all bee byproducts) and ingredients that are probably already in your pantry.

10. MyMerryMessyLife.com – As the cold sets in, use this chemical-free lip balm recipe to soothe dry and chapped lips. Clove and orange make this lip balm an especially perfect gift for the holidays and only takes about 10 minutes to make.

11. Ashley Marie – Many lip balms you buy at the store contain chemicals that actually do damage to your skin and lips, which not only exposes your body to unnecessary toxins, but is also counterproductive to its entire purpose. Instead, Ashley Marie shows us how to make your own natural lip balm using this simple recipe.

12. Torie Jayne – Torie Jayne shares a homemade lip balm recipe that doesn’t sacrifice the sparkly fun from some of the store-bought varieties. She used this as a fun holiday gift for her family and friends, and along with the recipe even includes some free printable labels you can use to dress up your lip balm containers.

13. AromaHead – AromaHead offers this homemade lip balm recipe that is kid-friendly so they can participate in creating their favorite lip balm flavors (like chocolate and vanilla!). Based with all-natural infusions and wax, these homemade lip balms are soothing, fun, and last a long time.

14. Colleen – Colleen started making her own lip balm after noticing the rising prices of the chemically laden varieties found in stores and decided that she could make it herself. She shares her highly customizable lip balm recipe that her whole family uses and loves.

15. Andrea – Andrea from Frugally Sustainable has created a luscious strawberry lip balm with 100% organic flavoring and all-natural ingredients. The lip balm recipe will lock in moisture AND indulge your strawberry sweet tooth.

16. Lori – Women in Victorian times made their own tinted lip balms, so Lori of Our Heritage of Health has decided to take on the tradition by sharing a recipe following in our ancestors’ footsteps from an actual women’s magazine in the 1800s. And since chemicals were a foreign concept in the days of yore, you can be assured that this recipe is full of all-natural goodness.

17. CatsOnTheHomestead – If an effort to stay away from petroleum-based lip balms, synthetic dyes, and preservatives, Cats on the Homestead offers this natural wax and oil-based lip balm recipe as a basic structure to customize however you want.

18. HowToBePerfectWoman.com – Healthier and more effective than commercial lip balms, this basic recipe by How to Be Perfect Woman is easy and highly customizable.

19. Lindsey – After experimenting with making her own non-toxic sunscreen and bug repellent, Lindsey of Homemade Mommy decided it was time to try her hand at replacing her beloved commercial lip balm with a more natural homemade variety. Her chocolate mint lip balm recipe turned out to be much easier (and cheaper) than she expected, and best of all she can stock her entire house with a lip balm that is completely non-toxic.

20. APumpkingAndAPrincess.com – Shimmer, a pop of color, AND only two ingredients? A Pumpkin and a Princess shares this easy DIY lip balm which soothes and softens your lips and is princess approved.

21. Dawn – Dawn shares an easy, two-ingredient lip balm recipe using ingredients that you can probably find in your pantry. This recipe is fun and easy and Dawn even shares some printable labels to add to your finished lip balm tubes to decorate and give away as gifts to family and friends.

22. UntrainedHousewife.com – Untrained Housewife presents a lip balm recipe that is not only easy, but higher quality than many of the commercial lip balm options. Not only that, but this recipe allows you to create a lip balm with the texture, flavor, and coloring that works best for YOU.

23. VermontFarmHeart.com – Vermont Farm Heart claims an “addiction” to lip balm. She always grew up with a Chap Stick nearby, but now finds the process of making her own so easy that she has transitioned from the commercial to the homemade. Here she shares two varieties of lip balm recipes which are both basic and easy to tweak.

24. Dominique – Lip balms and lipsticks are generally the most used cosmetic item, so it only makes sense to make them yourself if you buy them on a regular basis anyway. Not only is it great for personal use, but you can make enough to sell on Etsy or other crafting sites. This recipe is simple and fun and can create some amazing results.

25. Jes – These coconut honeybee lip balms make excellent gifts for family and friends, plus the recipe is extremely easy and doesn’t require any fancy equipment to make. Jes also includes printable labels you can use for your own lip balm tubes at the end of her post.

26. SavvyBrown.com – Savvy Brown uses this two-ingredient lip balm recipe to soothe and prep her lips. This recipe is all-natural and can also be used as a cuticle moisturizer, a solid perfume, and even as a quick conditioner for dry hair.

27. AmazingHerbsAndOils.com – This DIY lip balm recipe can help heal and prevent cold sores naturally! Using lemon balm, which is a natural cold sore-fighting herb, this lip balm recipe is easy and effective.

28. Gabby – Gabby loves this lip balm recipe because it is packed with only natural ingredients (as opposed to her recently kicked habit of Victoria’s Secret lip gloss) and it truly soothes her lips against the Boston cold. This recipe is easy and cheaper than store-bought lip balms

29. Birkatchaverim.com – This kid-friendly lip balm recipe avoids the use of a stove or fire so that kids can more safely participate in making their own natural lip balm using beeswax, peppermint oil, and cocoa to create a fun activity with a delicious flavor.

30. Marina Marchese  – This simple recipe is the lip balm that all bee keepers should know and use. With all-natural beeswax, this lip balm is creamier than commercial lip balms and is easy to customize using your own preferred essential oils and natural fragrances.

31. Staci – This chocolate covered orange lip balm recipe evokes the scents of the season and is a great gift idea. This recipe also includes Vitamin E oil for additional skin healing properties as well as a natural preservative.

32. Kinsey Mhire – Kinsey shares four lip balm variations that are all-natural and make excellent gifts for family and friends: peppermint, honey and chamomile, lavender and vanilla, and chocolate.

33. Shaina Olmanson – Shaina gives two excellent lip balm recipes and breaks down the natural ingredients of each to explain why they help nourish your lips. She also provides a free printable label to decorate your own lip balm tubes with so you can gift them to family, friends, and secret admirers.

34. Kaylie – Kaylie posts about her chocolate peppermint lip balm recipe reminding us of delicious winter cocoa while keeping our lips moisturized and protected from the winter cold.

35. Erica – Erica created a fun activity to do with her kids by making their own home made lip balm out of all-natural ingredients. She shares the process as well as the three variations they made and even took the time to create custom labels for each of the containers.

36. Leslie – Leslie of Crunch Betty shares three DIY lip balm recipes which are easy and can be adjusted to meet your own customizations. Leslie even uses some of these recipes as an all-over body moisturizer.