Originally uploaded by Cupcake Laine
This makes me want to do a watermelon soap project! There are so many projects to do and so little free time!
This weekend, I am going to perfect a chocolate lip balm, flavored with real Dagboda chocolate. Since chocolate is made with cocoa butter and fats, it seems chocolate should provide a good base and flavor for lip balm as well.
If anyone has tried this and wants to share their recipe, please do. It might save me a few hours of trial and error.
The shelf life? That’s a good question. I suspect that since chocolate is good for about a year (to indefinitely) that the lip balm will have a shelf life of at least a year.
Jennifer, I love love love the cupcake Etsy collection. I’m going to mention it on the blog soon.
Thanks for your hint about the Cocoa Absolute. It’s a thick resin, right? I think (??) it needs to be dissolved in alcohol before it will really incorporate into bath and body products.
Anne-Marie, with your cupcake theme, I thought you might be interested in seeing this treasury on Etsy.
I haven’t tried making lipbalm with chcolate yet, though did try it with a little Cocoa absolute & Black Cocoa Butter. The cocoa absolute was a little difficult to incorporate.
I’ll be interested in the results.
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I wonder what the shelf life of a product made with chocolate would be? I made some chocolate flavored lip balm last week – adding it to the shop now.