Handmade Lip Balm Recipes for Healthy Looking Lips
Forget store bought lip balms! Make your own handmade lip balm recipes instead! A special for your lips, these handmade lip balms not only moisturize lips, they also soothe chapped skin and promote healing. Keep reading to try one of three easy handmade lip balm recipes.
Handmade Lip Balm Recipes
Basic Lip Balm Recipe
1.25 oz Beeswax
1.5 oz Shea Butter
1.1 oz Apricot Kernel Oil
1.1 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.05 oz Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Melt ingredients together in a pyrex measuring cup in the microwave. Add flavoring to taste, if desired. Pour into lip balm tubes or tubs. Makes approx. 20 1/4 oz lip balms. Find supplies at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Honey-Kissed Lip Balm Recipe
Recipe courtesy of Honey.com.
1 cup sweet almond oil*
1/2 cup beeswax**
2 Tbsp. honey
Place almond oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until mixture melts. Whisk honey into beeswax mixture; stir well. Set aside to cool completely. When cool, pour into small containers with lids. Apply to lips as a moisturizer or on top of lipstick for extra shine. Makes about 11/2 cups.
*Sweet almond oil can be found at natural food stores.
**Beeswax can be purchased at craft and beekeeping stores.
Cold Sore Lip Balm Recipe
This lip balm is great for clearing up cold sores as well as for soothing cracked lips!
1 oz. Emu Oil
1 oz. Almond Oil
1 oz. Avocado Oil
1/2 oz. Beeswax
1 tsp. Aloe Vera Liquid
6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
3 drops Tea Tree Oil
3 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Heat oils and beeswax in a double boiler until the beeswax has melted. Remove from heat, and allow to cool slightly. Stir in aloe vera, lavender, tea tree, and sweet orange essential oils. Pour into lip balm container, and allow to cool completely. Find supplies at Mountain Rose Herbs.
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