Maple Coffee Lip Balm: a sweetly scented balm made with roasted coffee bean butter.
Our Maple Coffee Lip Balm pairs the candy-sweet scent of maple sugar with the robust aroma of roasted coffee. This fragrant duo conjures up visions of cozy days spent layered up in warm blankets, hats and gloves. Add in the beneficial and nutritive properties of cocoa butter and our organic virgin pumpkin seed oil, and your lips have a mighty barrier against the seasonal elements.
We used candelilla wax to harden our Maple Coffee Lip Balm. This plant-based wax has a higher melting point than beeswax. If you choose to substitute the wax in this formula be sure to adjust the proportions slightly. You’ll want to use a bit more beeswax than you would candelilla. We chose to go with our deodorized cocoa butter so that the natural aroma of roasted coffee butter would be allowed to shine. To make a mocha maple coffee lip balm, just use pure cocoa butter instead!
The natural aroma of our coffee bean butter blends surprisingly well with a wide variety of scents and flavors. Just turn to specialty coffee drinks for inspiration! Our selection of lip-safe flavor oils offers an abundance of fun opportunities for creating unique coffee-inspired lip balms. Try swapping the maple flavor oil in this recipe for something like coconut cream, dark chocolate, or peppermint!
Maple Coffee Lip Balm
Makes about 3 ounces (ten 0.3 ounce lip balm tubes)
- 18 grams Candelilla Wax Pellets
- 12 grams Coffee Bean Butter
- 18 grams Cocoa Butter, Deodorized
- 30 grams Organic Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil
- 6 grams Maple Flavor Oil
- Melt candelilla wax in double boiler. If necessary, cover boiler to increase heat and reduce melt time.
- Add cocoa and coffee butters. Heat until fully melted.
- Remove from heat and quickly add pumpkin seed oil and maple flavor oil. Stir to combine.
- Allow mixture to cool to 120F (49C). Pouring at a reduced temperature will help the packaging avoid warping.
- Carefully pour mixture into lip balm tubes. (We used a pipette dropper to avoid spilling.)
- Allow balms too cool and harden completely before adding caps.
Usage & Packaging
- To use, simply apply balm to dry lips as often as desired.
- We packaged this recipe in our gorgeous paperboard tubes and jars. They would also look great in standard lip balm tubes.