Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lip Balm Recipes

Yesterday, Abby talked about "dressing" your lips to keep them from getting dry and chapped in the cooler weather. Here are some recipes for making your own lip balm at home, naturally!

Lavender Lip Balm
~4 tablespoons jojoba, almond, or olive oil
~1 tablespoon grated beeswax or beeswax pearls
~1 teaspoon honey
~1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
~7 or 8 drops lavender essential oil
~1 teaspoon natural lipstick, optional (this is if you want a hint of color)
~container for the lip balm

1. Warm the oil, beeswax, and honey (on very low heat) in a small stainless steel pot. Stir until the beeswax is completely melted.
2. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in Vitamin E oil, essential oil, and lipstick.
3. Place lip balm in your container and allow to set for 3 hours.

Chocolate Mint Lip Balm 
~1 tablespoon grated beeswax or beeswax pearls
~1/8 cup coconut oil
~1/2 tablespoon shea butter
~1/2 tablespoon cocoa butter
~1/2 teaspoon honey
~1 teaspoon cocoa powder
~1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
~3 drops peppermint essential oil
~container for the lip balm

1.Place the shea and cocoa butters in a small pot, and add the coconut oil. Heat over VERY low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beeswax and stir well. 
2. After the beeswax has completely melted, remove the mixture from the heat and add the essential oil, honey, Vitamin E, and cocoa powder, whisking well the whole time. 
3. After everything is incorporated and smooth, transfer to your container and allow to set for 3 hours.

"And so I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself."
~Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place

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