The cocoa butter (USA / Canada) from New Directions Aromatics is easily the most fragrant cocoa butter (USA / Canada) I’ve ever worked with, and it is just divine. Its delicious, chocolately scent is strong enough to come out in concentrations as low as 15%, and I am just in love. That’s where this delicious naked lip balm comes in—it’s perfect if you’re fragrance sensitive, but between the warm, honey fragrance of the beeswax, the summery perfume of virgin coconut oil, and the delicious cocoa scent, this lip balm smells subtly (yet distinctly) delicious.
The use of coconut oil, which melts at 24°C (75°F), means this lip balm glides on smoothly and beautifully, even in chillier temperatures, while the almond oil conditions your lips. If you live somewhere quite hot, you might consider swapping the coconut oil for another soft oil than melts at a higher temperature (like unrefined shea butter (USA / Canada), which melts at 37°C [100°F]), but I’d really recommend trying it with coconut oil first because it smells amazing.
This lip balm has become a fast favourite with me for its delicious scent and simplicity, and I think you’ll love it as well.
Naked Lip Balm
10g | 0.35oz raw, honey-scented beeswax
12g | 0.42oz virgin coconut oil (make sure it smells like coconut!)
7g | 0.25oz raw cocoa butter (USA / Canada) (the more fragrant, the better)
20g | 0.71oz sweet almond oil (USA / Canada)
0.25g | 0.0088oz Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada)
Weigh the beeswax, coconut oil, cocoa butter (USA / Canada), sweet almond oil (USA / Canada), and Vitamin E MT-50 (USA / Canada) out into a heat resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring cup in a pot of barely simmering water to melt the oils.
Don’t have the carrier oils called for in the recipe? Read this for a guide on how to choose appropriate alternatives. In this recipe I’d really only recommend swapping out the sweet almond oil (USA / Canada) as the other three are integral to the delicious scent!