‘Tis the season for dry, cracked lips. Since “Winter is coming” I figured now is the best time to work on my lip balm recipe. Every year I was always buying at least two or three tubes of lip balm, so a few years ago I asked myself, why pay for lip balm when you can make your own? I experimented last winter and made lip balm for my family for Christmas and everybody loved it (at least that’s what they told me). So this year I decided to do it again, changing the recipe just a little so it is 100% natural! I added lavender oil this year, which is one of my favorites, my husband and I love the smell of lavender! We love to put it in our diffuser at night in our bedroom; the soft mist fills the our room as we drift to sleep. My husband also finds that using the diffuser helps relieve congestion when he wakes up in the morning, so for the last year we use it almost every night. I also added vitamin E because, why not? I have it in the medicine cabinet and always use it when my lips are really dry. With this recipe I was able to to fill 10 half oz steel tins, which will be little stocking stuffers for Christmas this year.
One quick note, last year the lip balm I made had some pink coloring; my husband didn’t like that the pink hue would turn his lips a light pink. Also, the pink lipstick I used to color the lip balm was not natural, so I removed it this year!
4 T Coconut Oil (go figure) haha
4 T Almond Oil
2 T Beeswax (shaved)
4 Vitamin E softgels (punctured)
12-15 Drops Lavender Oil
1 tsp Honey
10 1/2 oz Steel Tins
1. In a double boiler heat the coconut oil, almond oil and shaved beeswax. Stir occasionally until melted. If you do not have a double boiler then put all the ingredients in a glass measuring cup, place in a saucepan filled at least an inch with water and boil.
2. Remove from heat and add vitamin e, I punctured a hole in the vitamin e and squeezed it out. Then add the lavender oil and honey, whisk until combined.
3. Pour into tins
4. Let cool, and voila