Whether sun kissed or winter weather chapped, my lips require a steady stream of moisturizing (wearing a mouth guard in self defense classed only makes it worse.) My favorite brand caved to the market monopoly and sold which changed the purity of the ingredients. Tired of trying to find a consistent supply of a good product at a good price, available year round pushed me forward in creative experimentation.
8 Tablespoons coconut or vegetable based oil
3 Tablespoons beeswax
1 1/2 Tablespoon honey
30 drops essential oil of choice (optional)
In a double boiler set up. heat oil, beeswax, and honey until blended. Add essential oils, if desired. Pour into container of choice.
**A Few Notes**
..beeswax pastilles (pearls/pellets) are the easiest to use and are available at health food stores or online
...if you skip the honey, it will not be as soft
...this fits in empty lip balm containers, small plastic containers, or tins which can be cleaned out very well or purchased online
..for even softer lip balm, add a few drops of olive oil, palm oil, or shea butter
I use a sauce pan will a few inches of water and a cleaned out soup can that has been gently pinched a the rim (for easier pouring)..this is my 'double boiler'.
I have fallen completely in love with this recipe..as have a few of my vendor event customers. Lavender, peppermint and plain honey are the top requests; citrus is a close runner in the group. Lip balm sales have only been local so far..I can't imagine shipping those little containers. If you are interested in purchasing our lip balm shoot me a message; local friends can 'skip the ship' and meet up with me.
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