How to make lip balm
Why you’d want to make this
This is a very simple recipe that takes hardly any time and will give you a lip balm that is tender and moisturising. Many store bought lip balms contain nasty chemicals and excess packaging, this way you can reuse some containers and avoid toxins.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 2 tablespoons of soy wax (or beeswax)
- essential oils optional (peppermint or citrus flavours work well)
Melt the ingredients and combine. You can do this in a saucepan, in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water for slower melt time or in a microwave. We prefer the double-boil method, that is in a bowl over a saucepan of heating/boiling water. Divide the melted liquid into clean, prepared containers that will be easy to use for the finished product, put in the fridge to set. Voila!
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