Lip moisturizers are an essential item (for me at least), it’s quite cost effective to make up batch, and you at least will know what ingredients haven gone in to it – so why not try this recipe and make your own lip balm. Feel free to adapt the ingredients as you see fit (you might like to try coconut oil or almond oil for instance).
For this particular recipe you will need
4 tbsps. of colorless beeswax,
4 tbsps. of fragrant oil,
½ tsp. of lime oil,
and 1 tbsp. of fresh honey.
This recipe is very easy to complete and can be prepared in the microwave using a microwaveable bowl or in a pan on the hob.
You can purchase the ingredients in whole food stores or even online at somewhere like Amazon. You can even get the lip balm containers there in packs of 50 for something like $9
If you already are keeping bees in your garden then sourcing the beeswax (filtered) and honey shouldn’t be too much of a problem 🙂 Beeswax pellets can be quite expensive to purchase so an alternative if you do need to buy them would be to go to somewhere like wholefoods and buy a small beeswax candle and shave that down.
Begin by combining the beeswax and four tablespoons of fragrant oil into the bowl or pan you will be using and use the microwave or hob to melt the ingredients. Stir them together until they are mixed well.
Turn off the heat, and add the lime oil and fresh honey to the pan. Mix all of the ingredients until a pasty consistency is achieved. Pour the contents of the pan to a clean glass container (or several mini containers), and let the mixture cool down and set.
You will need to wait at least thirty minutes for the mixture to set completely. Once the natural lip moisturizer has set and hardened in its container, take a small amount and apply to your lips. Enjoy!