This lip balm was just supposed to be a peppermint lip balm, but my cocoa butter had more ambitious plans. It is a beautiful, fragrant cocoa butter, and in the end I got a lip balm that smells like a delicious little Girl Guide cookie. It glides on like a dream, and smells utterly delicious.
You may or may not remember a line of body products from the early 2000’s developed using Jessica Simpson’s name—they all reeked of cake, cookie dough, frosting, or some other sugary concoction. I say reeked because they were all scented with potent fragrance oils that left the wearer smelling like a bakery employee for hours.
I remember babysitting for a family that had a tub of the cake batter scented body lotion, and just smelling it, confused—was I supposed to spread it on my skin or eat it? In the end I opted for neither. Anyhow, the point is that this delicious lip balm will not leave you smelling like a top-selling Girl Guide cookie vendor—it will simply leave you happy, and perhaps craving a Girl Guide cookie (or three). Between the slight tingle from the peppermint essential oil and the fantastic scent, I promise it will become a fast favourite.
Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm
12g virgin coconut oil
7g raw cocoa butter (the more fragrant, the better)
19g sweet almond oil
1g Vitamin E oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
Gently melt everything together in a double boiler. Pour into lip balm tubes and let set. Enjoy!