Lip Balm Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup infused oil or olive, coconut, apricot, almond, jojoba, castor, sesame, grapeseed oil or shea butter (combine any of these for a total of one cup)

1/4 cup beeswax

20 drops essential oils (choose your favorite scents! I love lemongrass lipbalm!)

1 tbsp. of honey

Directions:

Gently heat oil and beeswax. Do not boil! A double boiler (or two pots which stack) is the easiest way to make sure you don't burn your oil.* Whisk in honey making sure its evenly distributed.

When the wax melts, take off the flame. Add essential oils. Pour into 1 oz. containers or chap-stick tubes and let cool thoroughly before putting on the lids.

If you are making lip balm for extremely chapped lips, think of it as a medicinal salve for skin repair. That skin just happens to be the lips! Start with oil infused with calendula, plantain, comfry, or rose. Add essential oils such as lavender, helichrysum, rose, and carrot seed. Remember that the lips are sensitive so you still want to go easy on the essential oils.

* Once you melt your oil in a pot, it will never come 100% clean again so choose a pot that you are ready to retire. The pot should be made of stainless steel, glass, or enamel. When you are ready to clean your pot, put dish soap in and rub around BEFORE adding water. This will get most of the wax and oil out.

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