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So, I was running out of lip balm, and wanted to start making my own. While making a batch of my “famous” whipped body butter, I put together the PERFECT luxurious recipe (in my honest opinion), but there is one caveat…you have to make my Whipped Body Butter recipe first, and take some of the melted ingredients from that to make your lip balm at the same time.
But, it’s okay because BOOM! – You get TWO great products for the price/time of ONE! (Sorry, I don’t know how much of each ingredient you would use if you made the lip balm by itself. I would guess you could just take a teaspoonful or less of each oil/butter and 1/2 tsp of beeswax and melt them together, but I haven’t tested that yet.)
SOOTHING LIP BALM RECIPE:
1/2 cup 100% raw shea butter
1/2 cup 100% raw mango butter
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup organic almond, jojoba, shea or calendula oil
1 Tbs all-natural, pure beeswax pellets
Essential Oils of choice
(lavender, frankincense, peppermint, spearmint, helichrysum, chamomile, etc.)
Open my Whipped Body Butter Recipe HERE, and follow the first few steps so that your butters/oils are melting together in a double boiler. Then come back here to finish this.
Once all of the butters/oils have melted in your double boiler, use a ladle to scoop out about 2 Tbs of the melted mixture and place it in a small glass bowl, over a pot of water on LOW heat (or you can use a 2nd double boiler, if you have one. I just use a glass batter bowl over a large pot of water).
Add in just under a Tablespoon of pure/natural beeswax pellets and stir.
Once all pellets have melted into the mixture, take the bowl out of the pot of water and let it cool in the fridge for 10 minutes or so.
Add a few drops of any essential oils of your choice (I used peppermint and a drop of Roman Chamomile, but lavender, helichrysum, frankincense or spearmint would also be good). Stir the essential oils in well, and scoop it all into a tight-closed, small container. (I had little containers on hand, but you can always purchase empty lip balm tubes from www.aromatools.com if you prefer a chapstick. You get 12 for $3.00.
Place in the fridge to harden up again and VOILA!! You are done!!!
DON’T FORGET!! to go back to the Whipped Body Butter recipe and finish it off so that you have some soothing body butter in addition to your soothing lip balm!
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