5/14/13

Mounds Bar Lip Balm

Before I really knew about eating real food, I always maintained the idea that if I were ever stranded on a desert island, Chapstick would be my one necessity. I have been rather addicted to it in the past. Interestingly enough, however, since I have added healthy fats to my diet, my skin requires less lotion and my lips, far less Chapstick. If I feel like a snack, in the middle of the day, however, I might apply a  little of my easy home made stuff, just for the taste of it! Just be careful not to lick your lips too much. It may make them chapped!

Mounds Bar Lip Balm
(Recipe inspired by Crunchy Betty... love her!)


3 T grated Cocoa Butter
1 T grated Beeswax
5 Organic Chocolate Chips
3 T Coconut Oil (Extra Virgin)
1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil
6 empty lip balm tubes (I found it on Ebay)


Add the ingredients to a double broiler. You can put a small metal bowl inside a pot of water. Like I did here, or put it in a glass jar and set that in the pot. (Savvy tip from the little sis! She is smart, that one.)


Melt on medium heat until you have contents that look like a western Oklahoma pond. Then you can use a dropper to add to the tubes, but I found that to be annoying as it sets up fast and the balm sticks to the dropper. I had to keep dropping the dropper it in the warm water to get the stuff out. I found it easier to just drizzle it from the bowl strait to the tube. Here, a pour spout would be handy. If it starts to harden while filling your tubes, just drop the bowl back in the double broiler for a few seconds and melt it down again.



You can use this basic recipe, minus the chocolate chips for any flavor you like. Also, use expellar pressed coconut oil for a non-coco nutty taste. Allergic to Coconut? I am so sorry! Replace with Jojoba or palm shortening. The Cocoa Butter has a subtle chocolate hint to it which pairs well with a drop of wild orange or peppermint essential oil. You would add these just before filling the tubes.

Clean up can be tricky when working with lotions and lip balms, but I had a light bulb moment that actually panned out. Dump a generous amount of baking soda into the bowl and rub it all around. It takes that beeswax right off. Then dump that in the trash and wash as normal. It makes clean up a breeze!


I used to buy Chapstick a lot. Then, upon discovering coconut oil lip balm from Tropical Traditions, I went that route. Two for $3.50 on a free shipping day is not too bad of a deal. But now that I know how easy it is to make if you have these ingredients on hand, this stuff is cheap-O! Hey, I have an idea! If you insist on buying it, call me, I will make you a good deal!

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14 comments:

  1. I always forget lip balm or chap stick or whatever. I rarely need it, but I might use some as a treat once in a while...

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  2. That looks delicious. I try to make my lip balm when possible. When I am ready to make my next batch I will try this.

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  3. I noticed the same thing, that when I started eating right, I needed much less lip balm. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. I absolutely love this idea! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-2-plus-features.html

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  5. This looks really yummy and I love the coconut oil! I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing it at LWSL this week for Thrifty Thursday!

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  6. I think this lip balm would make me hungry! Thanks so much. For sharing the recipe on our Wellness Wednesday link up.

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  7. I make it for my husband all the time but he's going to love this flavor. Thanks

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  8. Looks delish, but I am sticking with my Buddha Balm. Best and most flavorful natural lip balm I have ever found. If you guys have yet to try it check out their site at buddhabrand.com and buy some.

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  9. Oh dear! Sound yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Hope you stop by again! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/05/eco-kids-tuesday_21.html

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  10. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your post with us on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you tomorrow!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/05/the-homeacre-hop-20.html

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  11. That looks so yummy, um lip-smacking!

    Thanks for linking up to Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  12. Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for linking up such a fabulous idea! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html

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  13. Sounds good enough to eat! :)
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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