Basic Lip Balm

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This is my favorite lip balm recipe. You can make it basic or make any changes your wish.

Basic Recipe:

• 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil or other oil (like here)
• 2 teaspoons grated beeswax (you can use a pure beeswax candle for this)
• 1 Vitamin E capsule (400 IU) or 1/4 teaspoon oil • essential oil or variations (opt.) (see below)

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Place the oil and wax in a heatproof cup (such as a heavy glass measuring cup.) Poke a hole in the Vitamin E capsule and squeeze its liquid into the oil and wax mixture. Place the heatproof cup in a pot of water on the stove and heat on low just until the wax melts.

I like to use this electric candle warmer.  It’s easy and a small glass measuring cup works great, but it does melt a little slower.

 

Remove immediately from heat. Pour the liquid into a small screw-cap jar or lip balm jar or tube. Allow to cool (it will solidify) before using.

Test It

If you want a softer balm, add a few drops of oil.  To make harder, add a few little beeswax.  Test by dipping a cold spoon in the hot mixture.

Variations

  • substitute any carrier oil for almond oil (such as olive, avocado, aloe, coconut, argon, etc.) (like here)
  • substitute 1 tablespoon shea butter for 1 tablespoon of the beeswax (will be softer)
  • add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin for extra moisture (like here)
  • add a few drops castor oil for more shine (like here)

Essential Oils

  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil to soothe irritation
  • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil for a natural tingly freshness
  • 2 drops of Vanilla essential oil for a yummy, sweet scent
  • 2 drops essential oil of choice

 

 

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