Keep lips looking and feeling great with this heal and protect winter lip balm recipe. Natural ingredients come together to to help keep lips moisturized to protect against chapping while a tiny hint of sheer color lends lips a healthy glow.
Heal and Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe
.25 oz. grape seed oil
.15 oz. sunflower oil
.1 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
.2 oz. beeswax
.05 oz. lanolin
1/4 teaspoon alkanet root powder
10 drops spearmint essential oil
6 drops peppermint essential oil
Now weigh out the lanolin and coconut oil and mix into the melted beeswax. You may need to heat the mixture again so all of the ingredients are liquified.
Measure out the alkanet powder with a measuring spoon and stir into the hot melted beeswax, lanolin and coconut oil. (This winter lip balm recipe, while it looks dark, actually goes on very sheer with just a tiny hint of red. For darker color use more alkanet root powder. Alternately you may omit it all together if you want a completely clear product.)
Next, weigh the grape seed and sunflower oils and stir into the other ingredients.
This heal and protect winter lip balm recipe yields five lip balms. To use simply apply to lips as desired.
If you like this recipe you may also like my Winter Mint Moisturizing Hair Mask Recipe and my Neem Oil & Bee Pollen Skin Cream Recipe. Or try my new Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe for dry and mature skin.
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