The spicy scent of cardamom evokes memories of dainty baked goods and exotic savory dishes. When blended with naturally fragrant Cocoa Butter, Cardamom Essential Oil offers a sweet and unique aroma for handmade lip balm. The rich and creamy blend of butters and oils will leave lips happy and moisturized while the scent of Cardamom promotes a sense of wellness. Cardamom Essential Oil is sometimes used in aromatherapy to treat indigestion. In India, the spice is also considered an aphrodisiac!
This recipe also includes my secret ingredient for making the creamiest lip balms ever – Liquid Lecithin! This soy-based additive looks just like sticky caramel and is used in formulations for lip balms, lipsticks, and even candy. It gives lip products a smooth and creamy texture that adheres to lips, making them feel better conditioned for longer. I personally LOVE Liquid Lecithin and almost never leave it out of my lip balms, but if you prefer to omit that ingredient this lip balm will still turn out just fine.
Sweet Cardamom Lip Balms
Makes 24 .15-ounce lip balms
- 1 ounces (30 g) Cocoa Butter
- 1 ounces (30 g) White Beeswax
- 0.75 ounces (22.5 g) Avocado Oil
- 1/2 ounce (15 g) Jojoba Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Liquid Lecithin
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) Cardamom Essential Oil
- Melt cocoa butter and beeswax in double boiler until fully melted. Add avocado and jojoba oils, and remove from heat.
- Add liquid lecithin and essential oil. Stir well to combine.
- Carefully pour melted balm into lip balm containers, reserving a small portion. Return reserved portion to heat and allow containers to cool for 1-2 minutes, or until surface contracts.
- Top containers with reserved melted balm, then allow them to cool completely (about 30 minutes) before handling. Lip balms should remain fresh for about 6 months.
Usage & Packaging
- Sweet Cardamom Lip Balms work well in our standard Lip Balm Tubes but are soft enough in texture to be used in Lip Balm Jars or Slider Tins.
- To use, apply liberally to dry lips.