DIY Friday: Lemon Lip Balm
I love lip balm! It is great to keep your lips looking lush and moisturised, but quite often it can contain chemicals, artificial fragrances, and salicylic acid which can actually irritate lips and cause dryness. This recipe for Lemon Lip Balm is great for the spring time, and has some natural nourishing goodies in it as well as having a fab aroma from the lemon essential oil!
Materials You Need:
- 1/2 ounce beeswax (around 1 1/2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 ounce coconut oil (around 1 tablespoon)
- 1/4 ounce shea butter (around 1/2 tablespoon)
- 1/4 ounce cocoa butter (around 1/2 tablespoon)
- 30 drops Lemon essential oil
- Large saucepan with water
- Glass measuring cup
- Lip balm containers (get them here http://bit.ly/LipBalmJars or here http://bit.ly/LipBalmDispenser)
A few great essential oils for your lip balm include: Lavender, Peppermint, Wild Orange and Geranium. You can use one or a mix of these!
- Measure everything but the essential oil into a glass measuring cup or bowl.
- Fill a large saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, place the glass measuring cup in the centre of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients. Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined (10-15 minutes).
- Another option is to heat ingredients in the microwave, stirring at 20-second intervals.
- Tip: Use a lollipop stick to stir for easy cleanup.
- Once all wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 3 minutes. Then add Lemon essential oil.
- Pour mixture into lip balm containers. It’s okay if you spill; wax easily comes off of plastic and counter-tops.
- Let the mixture cool and you’re done!