Lip Balm Recipe

Making your own lip balm is a great gift idea and a fun way to personalize your cosmetics. Here are three recipes with instructions for making your own lip balm with just a few ingredients.

Making your own lip balm is a great gift-idea. It's easy to do and you can take your time experimenting to get just the right flavor, consistency, etc. Below are some recipes for you to try--you'll see that all require beeswax, which can be easily found at natural foods stores. These stores will also carry the oils needed. Feel free to experiment with other flavored or essential oils.

A few things to think about before making the lip balm:

* because the ingredients call for such small quantities, you'll need to find a VERY small pan to use for melting; often using the double boiler method is a good solution

* you will need to find some mini pots to use for filling with lip balm--you can find these at craft stores or through suppliers of home remedy/natural products



* if you want to add a little tingle to your lip balm, try SMALL amounts of menthol or tea tree oil

RECIPES

Three Ingredient Lip Balm

* What you need:

Lip Balm with Essential Oil Flavoring

2 Tbsp. petroleum jelly

1 tsp. beeswax

10 drops of essential oil (your choice)

* What you do:

1 In a small pot, melt the petroleum jelly on LOW heat.

2 When it is completely melted, remove from heat and add the essential oils.

3 Stir until mixed.

4 Gently pour into containers and let cool before using.

Vitamin E Lip Balm

* What you need:

1/2 cup and 4 Tbsp. almond oil

8 Tbsp. beeswax

2 tsp. honey

1 tsp. Vitamin E oil

1 tsp. cocoa butter

* What you do:

1. Melt beeswax on LOW heat.

2. Add honey and stir.

3. Stir in Vitamin E oil and cocoa butter

4. Gently pour into containers and let cool.

Lemon Balm

* What you need:

1Tbsp petroleum jelly

1/2 tsp. beeswax

3 drops lemon flavor oil

* What you do:

1. Melt beeswax on LOW heat.

2. Add petroleum jelly and stir until mixed

3. Remove from head and add lemon oil.

4. Pour into containers and let cool.

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