Cocoa Skin Balm

 

Cocoa Skin Balm

cocoa skin balm

There are many different types of skin balms. Cocoa skin balm is ultra hydrating, healing, and protects skin from outside elements such as free radicals. It even has ingredients said to reduce premature aging and fine lines! It smells delectable, like chocolate with a hint of coconut.

Cocoa butter is a wonderful ingredient to add to Fall and Winter skin care products. It’s thicker than shea butter or mango butter, and hydrates even the driest of skin. It smells like chocolate, and has hardening properties making it perfect for skin balms and lotion bars. It’s hard like a rock at first when you buy it unrefined, but it melts down quite easily in a double boiler on low-medium heat.

Coconut oil is an all around amazing skin care ingredient. It has natural antibacterial properties and moisturizes as well. It replenishes skin with the moisture it needs to stay hydrated and nourished. Coconut oil even has a small amount of SPF!

 

Beeswax is a skin barrier and protectant. It seals in the nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter and coconut oil. It repels outside free radicals, while keeping moisture locked in while it absorbs into your skin. Beeswax is the perfect addition to a skin balm, and protects skin for hours at a time.

What You Need

  • Round tins or other small containers to store the balm
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Butter
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 4 TBSP Beeswax Pastilles

How to Make it

Using a double boiler on low-medium heat, melt down your cocoa butter and beeswax pastilles. Once it is almost fully melted, add in your coconut oil. Stir occasionally while it melts together. When it is fully melted, remove it from the heat and stir once again to fully combine. Very carefully pour the mixture into the containers of your choice, and then place the containers in the freezer for two hours. Once it is solidified, you can seal the containers with the lids and store your cocoa skin balm in room temperature away from heat and moisture.

To use, simply rub your fingers on the surface of the skin balm. Some will melt onto your hand, and then you can apply wherever it is needed. Elbows, hands, and knees are great places to apply this balm to keep skin soft and supple!

 
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