Here is a simple Beauty DIY- Make Your Own Honey Lip Balm
I have been wanting to make my own lip balm for some time and this little jar of honey provided the inspired I needed to give it a go.
I LOVE Honey. (I have it on something at almost every meal.) The cute little jar is actually from Cracker Barrel. There was a bit left over and I brought the jar home, because I knew I would find some use for it. You can use almost any small glass or hard plastic container.
What You Need:
3 Tablespoons of Raw Shea Butter (I ordered here)
1 Tablespoon of Beeswax (I ordered here)
3-4 Tablespoons of Oil- Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil or Coconut Oil *food grade* (I ordered here)
1-2 teaspoons of Honey
1 capsule of Vitamin E oil (optional)
Small jars or containers with lids (like these here)
I made sure I used high quality, natural, food grade ingredients since I plan to use this on my lips. You will also want to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients prior to use.
Before I get into the simple directions, I will add… you may want to consider popping over to Pinterest and getting a few project ideas for your beeswax and shea butter. I made 3 lip balms and I still had 0ver 90% of my beeswax and shea butter left over.
You COULD melt your ingredients in the microwave, but no matter the recipe or project I wind up scorching whatever it is…so I always use a double boiler.
Once the water comes up to a boil, add the beeswax as it is quite hard and takes longer to melt. Stir to prevent burning.
Next, add the shea butter (Stir)
Once melted, add remove from heat and stir in the oil & honey. Stir.
Carefully pour into jars or molds. (It will be hot!) Allow to set out at room temperature over night with out the lid.
You have a simple lip balm. I actually use this on my chapped hands as well.
It is important to note…. even though honey and vitamin E may provide some preserving properties, these natural beauty DIY recipes do not contain a preservative. How long the balm keeps depends on many factors. It is always a good idea to inspect the balm prior to use.
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….and don’t forget to take along this week’s craft coupons if you will need supplies for this project.
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