Or “Rachel’s Bees” as I like to call it. 😉 I love how I’m learning that making things is so much easier than I thought it was. Too many things that we get used to buying for the “convenience” of it are really REALLY simple to make. And often so much better for you that way. You won’t be adding extra chemicals and additives that you don’t want in and on your body and that’s a good thing!
Anyway, this lip balm is one of those things. If you don’t already have the ingredients on hand it can be kind of price the first time you make them, BUT you’ll get TONS of uses out of them and they can be used for other natural products like lotion bars and homemade deodorant even! 😉 I found some of the things on mountainroseherbs.com and some on Amazon.com. Shop around, but you have to be careful about some of the butters because there’s some not so great sources out there. If you aren’t sure of the quality then go with Mountain Rose Herbs! 🙂
I got the lip balm containers here. They can be reused again and again so that’s nice though I always use the new containers if I’m going to give them away. 😉 Nice gesture, right? 😉
Some of my favorite oils to use are peppermint, eucalyptus, or lemongrass for summer time! 🙂 I’ve also done a version with cinnamon oil as more of a lip plumper because it’s got a “stingy” quality to it. Smells amazing too! 🙂
I really like this recipe because it’s stable enough that it won’t turn into a puddle if you carry it in your pocket or something, but it’s still very smooth to apply! You’ll love it!
Here is the simple recipe that will fill about 12-ish containers.
2 T. beeswax! I get the pestles because they melt faster!
1 T. Coconut Oil
1 T. Sweet Almond Oil
1 T. Cocoa Butter
15 drops of essential oil of choice
about 1/4 t. Vitamin E oil *optional
Melt all together, except essential oils and vitamin E oil, in a small measuring cup. You can use the microwave or just set it in a pan of water on the stove. Once all are melted, remove from heat and stir. Let cool slightly then add the essential oil and the vitamin E oil, stir well. Poor into lip balm containers, or you can use a dropper. Keep in mind it’s really hard to clean the wax out of the dropper so you’ll want to designate it for lip balm use! 😉 Also the balm will settle as it cools so you may want to go back over and “top off” each container. 🙂
These make awesome gifts! 🙂