Feb 28, 2010

Make Your Own All-Natural Lip Balm

This is a recipe I have made before. You only really need three ingredients to make a lip balm--a solid, like beeswax, an oil or butter, like shea, mango, coconut, avocado, etc. And finally flavoring oils. I like vanilla, but you can use peppermint, rose, almond, and so on. This all-natural recipe makes 8 lip balms that are .05 oz. each. You can find the following ingredients at most health food stores.
2 tbsp. beeswax pellets
2 tbsp. 100% shea butter
4 tbsp. sweet almond oil
20 drops vanilla oil
Combine the first three ingredients in a glass bowl resting over a pot of simmering water and stir constantly with a small whisk until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla oil. If you want to go a step further and add a red or pink tint to your creation, just add a little beet juice as a colorant. Using a clean medicine dropper, divide the liquid into the individual pots or tins. Let the product cool for about 20 minutes before use. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can always decorate each tin with stickers or make up your own creative names for the lip balms. Then sit back, pucker up, and slather on your handy work!