Sunday, May 15, 2011

Individual Lip Balm Recipe

This recipe is just the right size when you only want a pot of lip balm and not a vat! The formula is soothing, protecting and just the thing for chapped lips.

Lip Balm

  • 1 teaspoon of beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon apricot kernel oil
  • 1 teaspoon flax or hemp oil
  • 3-4 drops of lavender, lemon or orange essential oil- optional
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
Melt the beeswax in a small bowl over boiling water. Add the apricot and hemp or flax oil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and continue to stir until the mixture cools and starts to become opaque. Prick the Vitamin E capsule with a pin and squeeze into the lip balm. Quickly add the essential oil and mix well. Store in a small pot or tin.

If you spend a lot of time in the sun avoid using the citrus essential oils as they can make your lips more sensitive to the sun.

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