DIY: Homemade and natural lip balm
Thursday, 13 March 2014
Ever since I made my natural homemade moisturizing lotion, I've been wanting to make more and more of my own beauty products at home using natural ingredients. I am trying to minimize all the unnecessary chemicals in my family's life. I've been using this recipe for about a year now and I'm very satisfied with it. It goes on smooth, doesn't smell like anything (unless you add essential oil) and absorbs super quickly. Most important of all, it moisturizes very well.
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1.5 tbsp Beeswax
Drop of Essential Oil (I used peppermint)
Drop of Vitamin E (acts as preservative for large batches)
First, combine Coconut Oil with the Beeswax. Microwave until melted.
There are many kinds of Coconut Oils; some are harder than others at room temperature. Because of this, the first time you make this recipe, I suggest starting with small portions and only melting a bit of the Beeswax at a time (melt, allow to harden for a few hours, test with finger, then add more if necessary). I strongly suggest you do this because there is nothing more annoying than a lip balm that's hard as rock! Once you've figured out the exact proportions, you don't need to do this again.
Second, pour in container, let sit until set.
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You could also add any other oil you like. Just use the same oil/beeswax ratio and do the hardness test. c:
Disclaimer: This recipe is homemade. I am not a health professional, I am simply a mother trying to find simple and chemical-free solutions for my family. This lip balm works great for us but it may not work for you and I take no responsibility for that.
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