Natural Mothers Homemade Lip Balm Tutorial
At this time of year your lips can become dry and chapped, the cold, damp winds only making them worse. I hate to use products that contain parabens, petroleum jelly, mineral oils or chemical additives, so if like me you like to know what’s in your beauty products then why not learn to make them on your own homemade lip balm? Lip Balm is remarkably easy to make and only necessitates a quick trip to your local health food store to pick up beeswax in solid or pellet form and coconut oil, along with the essential oils of your choice. I like to use peppermint, but it’s up to you! This homemade lip balm recipe makes enough to fill a couple of baby food jars or 6-8 mini tins, do make sure you use either metal or glass as the containers will have to withstand quite high temperatures. With most of the ingredients already to hand, why not pop over and take a look at my family healing salve recipe ?
Homemade Lip Balm Recipe
- 8 tbsp of beeswax in pellet or grated from solid form
- 4 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1-2 tbsp of almond oil for softer texture ( optional)
- 20 drops of essential oil ( peppermint)
- 4 tsp of runny honey
- metal or heat-proof measuring jug
- metal skewer to stir
What to do
Place around 500ml/3 cups of water into the saucepan and once it reaches boiling point, place the beeswax and coconut oil into the metal measuring jug which you then place into the pan, double-bioler style. Once the mixture has completely melted and the two combined by stirring, use oven gloves to carefully lift out the metal jug and place on a heat-safe surface. Pour in the honey and stir well and then finally add the essential oil. Once this is fully mixed in, pour the mixture into the containers and allow to set and solidify. If you want a slightly softer texture, add 1 tbsp of almond oil which doesn’t set at room temperature.
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.