Sunday, November 29, 2009

Homemade Lip Balm

Here's a great idea for a small gift and stocking stuffers.

Homemade lip balm,infused with your favorite scented oil,will make your lips delicious while smoothing and softening them.

Using essential oils such as lemon, tangerine,grapefruit or peppermint you can customize this basic recipe. Purchase plastic tubs or tubes .


3 teaspoons grated unbleached beeswax
5 teaspoons carrier oil
6 or 7 drops of essential oil
1 teaspoon honey for flavor

Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler,stirring to combine. Remove from heat;add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump

To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers;let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm,use 2 tablespoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.

Carrier oil = sunflower,Castor, or jojoba

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