Natural Lip Balm

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coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax, and a little essential oil in your choice of scent

I made a very small recipe, 1/5 of the amount called for on her webpage.  If you want to make a large amount, check out her page.  Mine halfway filled one very small plastic lidded tub from Dollar Tree.

2 Tablespoons Coconut oil
1/2 Tablespoon Sweet Almond oil
1 Tablespoon Beeswax

cheap cheese grater you will use only for grating beeswax

containers – I found mine at Dollar Tree in the craft section, you can also use old lip balm containers or order some online in bulk

essential oils – you can gets these online, but I got mine in the organic supplement section at my supermarket

medium sized cooking pot

glass jar to melt the oils in

pair of chopsticks to stir down to the bottom of the glass jar

IMG_2242Grate the amount of beeswax you want and place that in the jar; measure the amount of coconut oil you want and place that in the jar; add the oil.  Either put your glass jar in a bowl of hot water, or place in a saucepan that’s heating on a very low heat on the stove.  Stir with chopsticks.  Add whatever essential oil you will enjoy in your lip balm; I used peppermint.

Once everything is nicely blended together, you’re done!  Empty the liquid into your container or containers, and make sure and let them set up until they’re hard before you mess with them or move them around on your counter.

This is a great product!  I’ve been using it daily since I made it and it’s wonderful.  Feels great going on, smells great, tastes great, it works well on my lips.

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Update:  So I bought from Amazon a little set of lidded plastic pots for storing this kind of thing, and noticed a recipe for Natural Lip Balm on the label.  Their recipe:

1 teaspoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Cocoa Butter
1 teaspoon Grated Beeswax

Add cinnamon, cocoa or beet powder for color!

Melt the ingredients together — the directions say to melt them in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until melted; I melt my stuff in a bowl of warm water or in a bowl placed in a pan of water on very low heat on my gas stove.  Let mixture cool down before pouring into container.  I’d add this:  don’t let it cool so much that it sets up and becomes solid where you don’t want it to become solid.

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Update:  I’m making more lip balm on this 2016 Christmas Eve afternoon (it’s that easy to do) and re-read what I’d written above.  Where’s the link to the original recipe I was referring to?  I have no idea whose blog I borrowed my recipe from, but here’s another recipe that I just used:

1 part beeswax — I now have beeswax pastilles!  So much easier than grating beeswax, which takes some time.  I added 1/4 cup.
2 parts shea, cocoa or mango butter — I used 1/2 cup of shea butter.
2 parts coconut oil — I used 1/2 cup coconut oil.
20 drops essential oil — I used 40 drops:  20 wintergreen, 20 basil.

Melt as explained above and pour into containers.

She mentioned using an eyedropper.  Brilliant idea!  I don’t have one; I’ll probably use my funnel to direct the hot lip balm into containers.

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About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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