How to Make Your Own Tea Flavoured Lip Balm (Vegan)

by Ariane Bibilodeau

Follow these simple steps to create all-natural lip balms with your favourite DAVIDsTEA flavor. These vegan lip balms will moisturize and protect your lips year round (and will taste pretty good!).

Supplies

  • ¾ Cups Raw Cocoa Butter
  • ¼ Cups Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Your Favourite Tea
  • 10 DAVIDsTEA Mini Tins
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Find some empty mini tins. Clean them thoroughly and leave them to dry completely.

    Step 2

    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.

    Step 3

    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. (http://www.livestrong.com)

    Step 4

    Pick your favourite DAVIDsTEA flavor!

    Step 5

    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! :-)

    Step 6

    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.

    Step 7

    Turn off the heat and add your tea, then let sit for about 15 minutes.

    Step 8

    Using a tea strainer, pour your mixture in another jar.

    Step 9

    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!

    Step 10

    Carefully pour a little bit of the oil mixture in each mini tin.

    Step 11

    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.

    Step 12

    Use as often as you like! :) These balms can also be used as cuticle moisturizers.

    Step 13

    Pour les instructions en français, veuillez visiter le : http://vertetfruite.com/baume-au-the/