DIY SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM
This positively luscious lip balm provides relief and a healing boost for dry, chapped lips.
Shea butter, sweet almond, coconut oil, and beeswax form a perfect nurturing barrier to protect your lips against chapping, helping them stay super soft and super kissable. Find some cute containers and this recipe makes a fun gift too. To add some color, melt a pea-size amount – or more! – of your favorite lipstick in this balm. Enjoy!
YIELD: 30G LIP BALM
1 teaspoon grated yellow beeswax
2 teaspoons Shea butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons sweet almond oil / Argan oil
10 drops of Lavender essential oils, (optional)
Pinch of stevia for a sweet taste (optional)
What You Will Need:
lip balm tubes (An old lip balm can will do, or a new container )
jars or tins to hold a 30g batch of lip balm.
Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Place the beeswax and shea butter in the top of the double boiler and cover. Simmer until melted, stirring occasionally. Add the coconut oil and stir until melted. To preserve the beneficial nutrients, do not overheat. Remove from heat, take the top pan off the double boiler, and dry with a towel so no water drips into your melted butter. Add the sweet almond oil and stevia , if desired, and stir with the whisk. Next, stir in the essentials, scraping any of the hardened cooled mixture off the sides of the pot and back into the melted oils. Pour into jars, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand undisturbed for 4 hours or overnight. Put the lids on tightly and label with contents and date. Note: If the mixture hardens too much before you can pour it, gently melt it again in the double boiler.
NOTE: A pinch of Mica color (of choice) added to the above recipe will make lovely DIY lip stick
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Use within a year.