Kiss those kiddies all you want, and without fear! You know there’s no lead in your lip balm when you make your own. Here’s the basics for creating lip balm, with some additional instructions to help you personalize your creation.
Basic Lip Balm:
4 Tbs. almond oil
1 Tbs. grated beeswax
1 tsp. honey
Over very low heat, warm up the oil and beeswax until all the wax melts. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the honey. Pour into a small jar with a wide opening, and stir it occasionally until it is cool. Always keep your balm in a cool place so it doesn’t melt and separate.
With the above basic recipe, you are now able to add some oils and make the balm your own. Right after stirring in the honey, and before it cools and solidifies, you can add essential oils. Try 10 drops of peppermint for cooling peppermint balm. Or add 10 drops grapefruit essential oil with 5 drops lavender. Another nice one: 5 drops chamomile with 10 drops neroli oil. Or for sensitive lips, try 10 drops rose oil.
For extra help with chapped lips, you can take a Vitamin E capsule (400-IU), puncture it, and add the contents in when you add the honey.