Well, according to the wisest groundhog in the US, we are in for another six weeks of winter this year, which means cold weather and plenty of chapped lips! One of our awesome forum members recently discovered this fantastic recipe for lip balm and gave it her stamp of approval! I haven’t tried it yet, but you can bet I will be soon with all of the cold weather we’re expecting this week!
The recipe requires:
- beeswax pellets
- coconut oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Essential oil(s) of your choice for scent (some essential oils are not safe for ingestion, so be sure it is before you put it on your lips!)
- tube/container for balm (available at local beauty/health stores or online)
You can check out the proportions and directions at One Good Thing, but it’s pretty simple: basically, with a double boiler you melt down the coconut oil and beeswax pellets, then add the vitamin E and essential oil. Then, pour the mixture into a container and wait for it to set. Voila! Natural and chemical-free lip balm that will smell like whatever you want and make your lips soft all winter. You couldn’t ask for more!