Find some empty mini tins. Clean them thoroughly and leave them to dry completely.
Measure your ingredients. I recommend a ratio of three parts butter for one part oil. If you want a softer balm, go for half and half.
Cocoa butter acts as a protective barrier by supplying and retaining moisture in the lips and skin. Cocoa butter also contains antioxidant vitamins A, C and E. (www.livestrong.com)
Pick your favourite DAVIDsTEA flavor!
I picked Organic Hot Lips because I thought the spicy flavor would go well with the cocoa butter, but also because cinnamon is a natural lip plumper! :-)
Put about an inch (2.5cm) of water in a small-sized pot and bring to a boil. Using a Mason jar to make a bain-marie, melt your cocoa butter and coconut oil.
Turn off the heat and add your tea, then let sit for about 15 minutes.
Using a tea strainer, pour your mixture in another jar.
You could also add a tiny bit of beet juice (for a rosy tint), vitamine E, shea butter, sweet almond oil, essential oils, sugar, cocoa powder, etc. For a scrubby feel, simply leave the tea leaves!
Carefully pour a little bit of the oil mixture in each mini tin.
Let sit for about an hour on the counter, then move carefully the tins to the fridge. After a few hours, your lip balms should be perfectly set.
Use as often as you like! :) These balms can also be used as cuticle moisturizers.
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