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    Chocolate Orange Lip Balm
    submitted by Sarah

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    This is my favorite thing and a variation of it goes in every gift box I give. I am addicted to lip balm and put loads on during the day This butter is really shiny so I sometimes use it over lipstick as lip gloss as well. This one is a bit more work than most lip balms, but it is well worth it.

    Yield: 3 1/4 ounce lip balm tubes or jars
    Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
    Price Category: 2
    Difficulty Level: 1
    Shelf Life: 6 months

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    3 teaspoons shea butter
    1.5 teaspoons sweet almond oil
    1 teaspoon castor oil
    1/2 teaspoon cocoa butter
    1 teaspoon chocolate flavor oil (or chocolate extract)
    1/4 square dark chocolate (or 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder, sieved)
    1/4 teaspoon aloe vera gel
    1/4 teaspoon sweet orange essential oil

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    Blending Procedure:

    1. In a small microwavable bowl, melt the shea butter, sweet almond oil (reserving 1/2 teaspoon), castor oil and cocoa butter together. Once melted, place the bowl inside a larger bowl of cold water to cool it. With a small whisk, beat it until it turns pale and starts to thicken (a few minutes).

    2. In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil. Add to the oils along with the chocolate flavor oil. Beat really well, give it a good scrape down with a spatula then put in the fridge to firm up for a few minutes.

    3. After 5 minutes or so, take it out of the fridge and put inside the large bowl again, this time with hot water to re-melt it. Beat it really well. This stage I know seems a bit of a pain, but it gets rid of all those pesky lumps of chocolate that seem to appear. Do this step even if you do not use solid chocolate, as it gives the butter a really smooth texture. If you are using solid chocolate you may need to repeat this step.

    4. Once the lumps are gone, add the aloe vera gel and essential oil and mix thoroughly.

    5. Use two teaspoons to transfer it to the jars and give them a good hard tap on the work top to evenly distribute the butter.


    "I left out an ingredient when I submitted this!! 2 tsp beeswax, melt it along with butters/oils. Sarah"
    Submitted by: candybaps

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