DIY Double Java Lip Balm

08/21/2012

My obsession with roasted coffee oil is growing by the day. Roasted coffee oil, as you would guess, smells like freshly roasted coffee beans.  It’s also packed with antioxidants, sterols, and fatty acids that are great for skin. This recipe from The Natural Beauty Workshop for Double Java Lip Balm just moved to the top of my list of treats to try:

Double Java Lip Balm

Ingredients

Directions

In a double boiler, melt the Beeswax completely, followed by the Coffee Butter. Once these ingredients have melted completely, add the Hazelnut Oil and Roasted Coffee Oil, and remove the mixture from heat. Add the Liquid Lecithin, and stir well to combine. Carefully pour the mixture into Lip Balm Tubes, reserving a small amount of the mixture to top off the tubes after they have cooled slightly. As the Lip Balms cool, the tops will sink slightly, leaving an indentation. Reheat the remaining Lip Balm mixture and carefully refill the tubes, giving them a smooth, even appearance. Allow the Lip Balms to cool completely before capping or moving them.

Check out The Natural Beauty Workshop for more beauty treats with roasted coffee oil!