As we all know, it’s been pretty darn cold this winter! I can’t say as much though, as some of you others can, I live in the Pacific Northwest and we’ve had some mild weather for the most part, although we are going through a cold snap right now, even seeing a few snowflakes today. Needless to say, cold brings chapped lips. I hopped online to try and find a recipe to make my own lip balm here at home, just for fun, and found this little goodie. Not too hard, and limited ingredients! Hubby and I are going to make some this afternoon. Give it a shot!

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Lemon Lip Balm Tools

  • double boiler or sauce pan and glass bowl
  • eye dropper for essential oil
  • wooden spoon 
  • grater that you don’t mind using only for beeswax
  • small tins

Lemon Lip Balm Ingredients

  • 3 tsp grated organic beeswax 
  • 5 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp dried lavender (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp MAC pigment powder (optional)
  1. Grate the beeswax.  Use a grater that you will only use for wax because it will be stuck there forever.
  2. Melt the beeswax, coconut oil, and olive oil together in the top of a double boiler.  I just used a glass bowl set inside of a large saucepan and it worked perfectly.  The wax melted within a few minutes.  
  3. Remove from heat and mix in essential oil and any extra bits you want to add.  I tried one batch with lavender and honey and one batch with pigment powder.  I mixed my own shade of pink lip balm by experimenting with different shades of MAC pigment powders.  If you add honey, stir thoroughly to combine properly.  
  4. Pour the hot gooey wax into containers and let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.

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(“Recipe” from LeLe Adams)(Photos Courtesy Amazon.com and Google)

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