Cocoa butter and cannabinoids combine to create a luscious lip balm! It’s so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you ever bought pre-made chapstick in the first place. The ingredients can be found online, but if you live in Seattle, and you only want to buy the quantities you need, you can pick up the ingredients from Rainbow Natural Remedies in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. While you are there, you can browse all of their essential oils to dream up endless possibilities to customizing your balm!
Yield: six 0.15oz tubes or about four 0.25oz tins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Ingredients and tools:
- 1 tbsp Cannabis-infused olive or coconut oil (Buy Olio from Dockside or make your own infusion of olive or coconut oil!)
- 2 tbsp Food grade cocoa butter.
- 2 tbsp beeswax pearls. Pearls are easier to measure out, but if you find a block, pop it in the freezer for a few hours and smash it into smaller pieces. (this amount of beeswax makes a great consistency for the tubes, but if you are using the tins, you might want to use slightly less beeswax for a softer balm).
- ⅛ tsp Jojoba or Vit. E oil. This ingredient is optional but helps to boost the moisturizing qualities of the balm.
- essential oils of your choice (optional).
1. Prepare your double boiler and put it on the stovetop over low heat.
2. Add all of your ingredients at once into the top portion of the double boiler. As they begin to melt, start stirring your ingredients until they’re at a uniform consistency. If you want to spice things up a bit, you could always add up to 30 drops of your favorite essential oil. Rose, peppermint, cinnamon, and orange would all be delicious additions. If you would like to a add color to your balm, add 1/2 tsp of a lip safe mica.
3. Pour the melted mixture into your lip balm tubes or tins, and leave them to cool and solidify.
Ta-dah! You have lip balm!