Natural and Organic Skin Care

DIY Herbal Lip Balm

There is no doubt that my 6 year old daughter is fancy!  She loves clothes, fashion and makeup as much as I love herbs.  I usually let her wear lip gloss, and figured we could combine our interests by making our own.  We had a lip gloss/balm making party with her friends, and the results were wonderful.  Happy kids, healthy and safe product, and fun memories.

Ingredients

  • 7-8 teaspoons of oil – we used 4 of coconut and 4 of castor, but you can use any high quality base oil that you have on hand.  (For a firmer consistency, use 7 teaspoons and for a softer consistency, use 8)  *Castor oil on its own is great for a quick gloss if you don’t have anything else around.
  • 2 teaspoons of beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 10-12 drops of essential oil of your choice (we used Tangerine, but you could opt for Peppermint if you enjoy a tingle)
  • 2 drops pure vanilla (optional)
  • 1 Capsule Vitamin E oil (optional)
         * Recipe above makes approximately 3 ounces of lip balm

Directions

  • Warm the oil, beeswax and honey over low heat in a small saucepan or double boiler, stirring occasionally until melted.
  • Remove from heat and add the essential oil, vanilla and vitamin E.
  • Let cool slightly and fill the container of choice.  We used 1/2 oz tins, but you can also use small glass jars, or empty lip balm tubes.
  • Allow the balm to cool and harden, use and enjoy!  To speed the cooling process, you can place the balms in the refrigerator.
You can find all of the ingredients for this recipe online at:  www.mountainroseherbs.com

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