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Anyone who’s talked to me for five minutes knows that I never leave my house without a tube (or five) of Burt’s Bees in my pocket, and/or purse, and/or wallet, and/or computer bag…
That is, until I made my own. AMAZING. and EASY. PEASY.
Melt a few ingredients together, add some peppermint essential oil, pour into containers, done!
It really is that easy, but let’s break that down just a little further. The materials and ingredients I used are:
• small sauce pan with boiling water
• glass 1-cup measuring bowl with spout (makes for easy pouring)
• 1 oz. beeswax
• 2 oz. coconut oil
• 3/4 oz. shea butter
• 25 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
• lip balm containers
This recipe makes about 18 lip balms. This is an easy recipe to double, or even triple!
In a measuring bowl set onto a mason jar ring in a sauce pan with boiling water (so the glass isn’t actually touching the pan), add 1 oz of beeswax and melt. I chopped mine up a little so that the pieces were smaller and would melt more quickly. Then add in the 2 oz. of coconut oil and the 3/4 oz. shea butter. These will melt more quickly. Once all that has been melted and mixed well, remove the bowl from the heat and place on a steady, heat proof surface. (I use a folded up towel – the glass will be hot!) Then, moving quickly, drop in the EOs (I usually have the measure out before hand) and mix again. Quickly pour into prepared lip balm containers and wait for them to harden! It doesn’t take long!
Enjoy your newly made, chemical-free, amazing lip balm! Experiment with different oils and combinations! If using citrus oils, don’t use plastic containers. The citrus will degrade plastic.
DISCLAIMER: The things I share with you are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or be a substitute for any medicine. It is true that I have found less need for OTC medicines, but you have to make choices that are right for your family. Another choice I’ve made is to exclusively use Young Living Essential Oils. I believe they are 100% pure without any synthetic additives. That’s huge to me! I have read a lot of material on different essential oil companies and Young Living is what I have chosen. If you choose to use essential oils, I encourage you to do some research and choose the brand that you believe in.
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