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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Easy LIP BALM & Gloss - Cold Season recipe


I know there are lots of recipes out there for creating lip balm & lip gloss - but here is a SUPER easy to make - all natural balm that not only soothes your lips - it's herbal benefits will help heal & protect them as well. This is a great lip balm to make & use during cold & flu season.
This recipe will fill about 8 lip balm tubes or 4 to 6 slide tins/lip pots.
Cold Season Lip Balm
1 Tbl melted natural beeswax
3 Tbl of sunflower OR olive oil.
4 to 6 drops of cinnamon-orange-clove essential oil
1 natural vitamin E capsule (d-tocopherol)

melt the beeswax in a small glass container, mix in the sunflower or olive oil and stir well. Pierce the vitamin capsule and squeeze the liquid into the balm. Add your essential oil blend and pour into containers using an eye dropper.
Place your lip balms in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.

If you'd like your balm harder - add a little more beeswax, slicker - add a little more oil.
Clove - offers healing and antibacterial benefits, orange - vitamin C, cinnamon is an antiseptic and vitamin E acts as a preservative that also offers soothing/healing properties as well.


Cold Season Lip Gloss
1 Tbl melted natural beeswax
4 Tbl melted sunflower or olive oil
4 to 6 drops of cinnamon-orange-clove essential oil
1 natural vitamin E capsule (d-tocopherol)


Melt the beeswax - add other ingredients same as for lip balm above. Whip the mixture slightly with a fork while still hot and then pour into lip pots/tins or tubes.



Tips & Recycling info: Work with glass dishes when making your balms & glosses. This way if your lip balm starts to harden you can re-heat it in the microwave. Gradual 10 second bursts of power are all thats recommended for reheating your mix.
In addition to purchasing containers at craft & some beauty supply stores - you can reuse old lip balm tubes and eye shadow pots as long as you clean them well, soak in a bleach water rinse and dry thoroughly before filling.
WANT A MORE LUXURY LIP BALM? Substitute some of the oil with sweet almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil .... and/or ..... replace a teaspoon of oil with melted shea or cocoa butter.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Doreen,
    Thanks so much for the how to`s. My girls and hubby all use lip balm especially during the winter!
    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  2. Ahhh Doreen thank you for your instructions to make something that benefits lips during the cold season. I have lips that look so cracked and weathered every year and know that I must lick them alot because then they tend to peel in layers! Over the counter salves only help so much and leaves me with the most unkissable lips you can imagine! Not to mention they end up being sore all winter! I will have to try this and make a few for my hubby because this year he is the one that is having major peeling problems! I guess its time to do some serious shopping!LOL Take care! Deb

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