Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
-2 T grated beeswax, local is great or I do use beeswax beads
-2 T coconut oil
-2 T jojoba oil
-1 ½ teaspoons vitamin E oil (helps preserve)
-1 teaspoon essential oil of your choice, I have a list below for suggestions
1)Melt beeswax, coconut oil (or whatever oil you choose), jojoba oil, and vitamin E in a small pot over low heat. Stir (I use Andrea's suggestion of using a chopstick)
2)Remove from heat to add essential oil. Stir well to combine.
3)Pour into tins and let cool on the counter until solid or place in fridge to make solid faster.
4) ENJOY!! :)
You can use whatever combination of essential oils you like, some of our favorites are;
Peppermint - This will make it taste more like Burt's Bees brand and gives a cooling effect.
Lavender or lavender eucalyptus (3/4 lavender, 1/4 eucalyptus)
Most of the above have the added benefit of being antibacterial also!! :)