Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Diy Chocolate Cinnamon Lip Chap
It’s no secret in my family that I’m a lip chap fiend. For Christmas my hubby even got me a lip chap holder I can attach to my keys! It’s magical (literally.. it’s Harry Potter!!). the point is, I take lip chap everywhere and on a regular basis have about four to six on the go. This is because, when you opt for diy lip chaps and use quality ingredients, you end up with nourishing, hydrated, soft lips. Yay!
Making your own lip chap is truly the easiest diy project ever. The longest part is letting them sit on the counter to harden!
On top of being super easy is the fact that handmade lip chap is so much better for your body! As creepy as it sounds, think of how much lip balm you eat!
I put lip chap on about twelve times per day. I lick my lips far more than I could ever count. Anything that is on your mouth is going to be consumed.
Regular, store bough lip chaps smell great but they also contain a lot of ingredients I’m personally not a fan of.
Side rant: Have you ever used the EWG app on your phone? In short version this app lets you scan a product and tells you what the cancer risk of it is by giving it a rating between one and ten. One being good for you and ten being deathly.
Even organic made products normally come in around a three. This blows my mind.
I like making my own lip chap because I know exactly what’s in it and what’s going into my body.
This particular lip chap is based off of my all time favorite (chocolate peppermint lip chap) but with a twist of cinnamon!
Cocoa butter is one of my favorites to work with because I find it keeps my lips ultra hydrated but not as oils as straight shae butter chaps. I just by the raw stuff (you can grab it here) because I’m always weary that the actual packaged “butters” are more of a lotion and not straight butter.
Coconut oil and shae butter help keep your lips smooth and beeswax keeps everything together and gives it a firmer consistency. I once bough five one pound blocks of beeswax from a bee keeper and thus won’t have to by any for the rest of my life. But if you don’t have a bee keeper on call (seriously, what I was thinking is beyond me.. do you know how hard it is to chop/crush beeswax?! I have to freeze it and smash it with a hammer.. FAIL) you can just by the pre-cut pellets.
Lastly… cinnamon! While you can most definitely use cinnamon essential oil for this recipe, I always like to use the actual product when I can. Adding in cinnamon stick not only makes the lip chap smell yummy but also your house!
So save yourself the chemicals and make some diy cinnamon lip chap. It’s easy, all natural and super yummy smelling.
Ingredients in the Cinnamon Lip Chap
- 1 tablespoon cocoa butter
- 1/2 tablespoon shae butter
- 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax
- 1 stick cinnamon, crushed
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make The Cinnamon Lip Chap
In a heat safe jar, add the first four ingredients.
Place the cinnamon stick in a plastic bag and crush with a hammer. You don’t want it to be powder, just small broken pieces.
Add the cinnamon to the jar.
Heat a small pot of water until a rolling boil (about two inches of water). Add the jar into the water.
Let the jar sit in the water while the ingredients melt fully. Once melted, whisk. Leave the jar in the hot water for 15-20 minutes so that the cinnamon can infuse.
In the meantime, set up your lip chap containers.
When ready, remove the jar from the water and strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove the cinnamon.
Using a small funnel pour the mixture into the tubes until full.
You’ll need to move very quickly as the mixture begins to harden immediately. Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set.
Makes 5-6 lip chaps depending on size of tubes.
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Diy Chocolate Cinnamon Lip Chap
If you want hydrated, soft lips that smell like chocolate cinnamon, opt for this homemade lip chap instead of store bought! It’s easy, makes a lovely gift and keeps your lips (and your body) healthy, happy and nourished.