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How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

Do the seasons take their toll on your lips? Pucker up with this moisturizing lip balm that’s easy to make and customizable to your own flair for flavor!
#DIY Lip Balm Mommy's Memorndum

#DIY Lip Balm Ingredients:

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  • 3 teaspoons cosmetic grade beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba) **I prefer jojoba- Trader Joe’s carries a great one.
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil (My son and his friends LOVE root-beer concentrate in theirs instead of essential oils)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor (I buy a local organically grown blueberry honey that’s amazing)

#DIY Lip Balm Directions:

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  • Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine.

#DIY Lip Balm Mommy's Memorandum 2

  • (I just put them in a cheap glass measuring cup and “hang” it over a pot of boiling water- I use a disposable chopstick to stir it…)  Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.
  • Step 2To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer (or disposable chopstick or skewer…).

#DIY Lip Balm Mommy's Memorandum #Recipe

  • Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999


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