Dry, cracked lips? If you’re looking for a more natural solution to the chemically laden, petroleum based lip products on the market, look no further! Not only is making your own lip balm simple to do, it will save you a lot of money. Once you try this recipe for natural lip balm made with lavender essential oil, chances are you’ll never go back to the manufactured ones.
Lavender oil soothes and relieves chapped lips while calming your senses, and the Wild Orange essential oil is like sunshine in a bottle. Get ready to spoil yourself!
· 1 Tbsp Organic Olive Oil
· 1 Tsp Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
· 1 Tsp Shea Butter
· 1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative - optional)
· 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
· 4 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil
Melt together the beeswax and shea butter in the olive oil over a very low heat, stirring constantly. Once the oils have melted, remove from heat and allow them to cool slightly. Add the essential oils and vitamin E. Stir until well blended, and pour into containers. Once the lip balm hardens, you can use your lip balm!
You can easily switch things up by adding your own choice of essential oils, such as peppermint or lemon. Enjoy!
TIP: An easy way to pour the lip balm into the little containers is with one of those inexpensive "pointy" paper drink cups (like the ones on the side of a water cooler). Just cut off the point, and use it like a funnel. Then just discard after use.
SUPPLIES: There are a lot of great sources online for natural butters and containers for your lip balms. Check out Mountain Rose Herbs or order some of these cute lip balm containers!