Pucker Up! DIY Tea-Infused Lip Balms

By Janine Walker

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This 3-ingredient lip balm recipe will have you smooch-ready in no time.

What to get:

What to do:

  1. Pour about an inch of water in a small-sized pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Using a Mason jar to make a double-boiler, melt your cocoa butter and coconut oil.
  3. Once it’s melted, turn off the heat and add your tea (let it sit for approximately 15 minutes).
  4. Strain the mixture and carefully pour a little bit in each tin.
  5. Let it sit out for about an hour, then transfer into the fridge.
  6. After 4 hours, your lip balms should be set and ready to apply!

Tea tricks:

  • You can add a tiny bit of beet juice for a rosy tint.
  • For a scrubby texture, simply leave the tea leaves in the mixture!
  • Want to make another? Try changing the Higgins & Burke Naturals™ tea in your recipe to experience a new flavour.

Fun facts:

  • Cocoa butter has been shown to supply and retain moisture in lips by acting as a protective barrier.
  • These balms can also be used as cuticle moisturizers.