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Homemade Cocoa Lip Balm

Finally!!! after a week I got time to share one of my recipes. I believe 99.99% ladies love lip balm.. Let it be any season, girls need lip balm.

However the one we get in market mostly contains petroleum gel, which is not good for skin and it makes lips sticky and sometimes dark too.. After trying n number of balms I decided to make my own.

I found some recipes for lip balms without harmful chemicals. I wanted to make one with chocolate flavor. All lip balm recipes needed cocoa butter for making chocolate flavored lip balm (cocoa butter is not easily available in India as mentioned in my previous post ). But then I came across something called as “Oil Infusion”.

There are two ways of oil infusion:

  • Cold infusion (Requires at least one month of time)
  • Heat infusion (faster method)

I did not have patience to wait till one month so i decided to use second method. To make chocolate flavored infused oil, I heated olive oil with cocoa seeds on hot plate. It took 3-4 hours to get desired color and aroma.

Then I started with my actual recipe:


  1. Beeswax – 1 tablespoon
  2. Olive oil (heat infused with cocoa seeds) – 4 tablespoons
  3. Coconut oil – 1 tablespoon (It is in Liquid form in India)
  4. Vitamin E capsules – 2
  5. Butterscotch essence – 1 teaspoon
  • Melt beeswax using double boiler method. Don’t heat too much, just melt it
  • Add oils and stir well.

Mix oils and beeswax


  • Turn off burner or remove mixing bowl from boiler and add vitamin E and butterscotch essence. Stir well.
  • Immediately pour this mixture in the containers in which you want to store lip balm.

Cocoa lip balm with infused oil


  • Let it cool for some time.. Your lip balm is ready to use.. 🙂

This lip balm gives some shine to lips (almost negligible color) and it is nourishing and moisturizing. And the aroma of cocoa and butterscotch is just lovely..

Let me know how it goes with you..


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Homemade Cough Syrup: Must For Monsoon

As climate is changing, I can see lot of my friends,relative having dry cough, cold etc. Many of us try home remedies and others go to doctors and have antibiotics. I am not against antibiotics, however I prefer home remedies along with antibiotics. These remedies increase our immune power and helps us to combat infections in much better way. Once of such remedies is this cough syrup.

This is not like normal cough syrups we get at drugstore. This syrup should be consumed when it is hot. You can have 2-3 tablespoons if you want and then store in refrigerator for 2-3 days.

This homemade syrup contains ginger which is good for cough. The medicinal components of ginger are its essential oils, antioxidants and oleoresin. Oleoresin, in fact, is known for is antitussive abilities, meaning that it can relieve and suppress coughing.


Homemade cough syrup

Homemade cough syrup with ginger, pepper and lemon



  1. 1 inch piece of ginger (grated)
  2. 1/2 teaspoon black paper powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1 teaspoon jaggery (optional)
  5. salt as per taste
  6. 2 cups of water

Mix all the ingredients together in a container and boil it till water content reduces to half.

Turn of the burner. You can have 2-3 tablespoons of it immediately or you can store it and have it as required.

Note: Do not store this liquid for more than 2 days.. It will lose its effect. And make sure you heat it before having it.