Coffee has long been said to be the secret ingredient that models use topically before a photo shoot to create the appearance of smooth toned skin. Add it to your eye moisterizer, lip balm or any skin care formulation. This is not the less expensive coffee butter that contains hydrogenated vegetable oil on the market.
This recipe makes a sumptuous Coffee Butter balm that has the ideal consistency for lip balm jars. The balm nourishes the lips while adding a light shine.
The Coffee Butter naturally fragrances the balm, but flavor or essential oil can be added if desired. Use special caution if using essential oils in lip care applications.
Measure the ingredients by volume, not by weight. For additional nourishment, include a small percentage of Vitamin E Oil as a part of your vegetable oil blend. To extend the shelf life of your balm, include 2% Vit E oil..
- Melt the Coffee Butter, Beeswax Pellets and Vegetable Oil slowly in a double boiler.
- Stir well.
- If desired, add flavor oil and stir.
- Pour into small lip balm containers and let cool