Homemade Lip Balm

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Homemade Lip Balm
Do you suffer from dry, cracked lips? I rarely find myself with out a tube of chapstick on hand. What I love about this lip balm is how moisturizing and simple it is to make. It only takes four ingredients, cocoa butter, coconut oil, bee’s wax and extract/essential oil. It feels amazing and leaves your lips feeling soft. The cocoa butter is moisturizing,  creating a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment. Coconut oil is antibacterial and moisturizing, providing healing to your chapped lips. The bee’s wax acts as a hardening agent. When you add the vanilla extract it smells just like vanilla frosting. This chapstick also makes for an excellent lotion bar to use on the go; rub on dry hands and chapped faces in the winter time!
Homemade Lip Balm
4 TBS cocoa butter
4 TBS coconut oil
4 TBS bee’s wax pallets
2 tsp vanilla extract
24 chapstick tubes or 10 1/2 oz tins
1. Melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil in a crock pot or in a sauce pot on low. Add in your bee’s wax and stir slowly to mix it all together.
2. Add your choice of extract or essential oil and stir in.
3. Place all the tubes or containers on a piece of parchment paper. Use your dropper to fill the chapstick tubes. Let cool and top with more oil mixture because the top will be slightly concave. If any oil spills or drops on the paper, simply scrap off when hardened and remelt.
Variations
For extracts I use 2 tsp. Essential oil; 10 to 20 drops depending on how strong I wish it to smell.
Peppermint Extract/ oil- Fot a delicious chocolate-mint scent
Cinnamon Essential Oil- A delightful twist reminiscent of Mexican hot chococlate
Sweet Orange Essential Oil- Simply yummy!
Plain- Leave out the extract for a simple chocolate/coconut sent
If you don’t want a chocolate sent you can replace the cocoa butter with more coconut oil.
Depending on the season you may want to adjust the amount of bee’s wax. I made this the winter time; if I was to make it in the summer I would consider adding an additional two TBS of bee’s wax. The melting point of coconut oil is 76 degrees F and cocoa butter softens when it comes in contact with your body.
Every thing I used can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs. Bee’s wax can be purchased from Bulk Herb Store.
And now the moment you all have been waiting for, the winners of the Bulk Herb Store Giveaway, Making Herbs Simple Volume 1. Sorry it took me so long to post this, our internet has been down but thanks to my friend Michelle who is loaning me her 3G I have internet again!
The winners are:
Tammy
finaorlena
wendycooks
Lori
Miss RJ
Congratulations ladies! If you didn’t give me you email please leave me a comments with your email on this post please other wise I will have to pick a new winner. I know that you are all going to love this DVD.
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About Katie Mae Stanley

Katie Mae Stanley is the writer at Nourishing Simplicity, where the focus is on nourishing foods, herbal remedies, simple living and faith. Ethnic and Mid-west foods are always a favorite in her kitchen and on her blog. She is also the author of the book Steeped: Simple Nourishing Teas and Treats. Katie Mae spent 10 years as a missionary dorm "mama" for a gaggle (almost 40) of amazing deaf girls at a school for the deaf in Baja California, Mexico. Now she finds herself state side ready to embrace God's next adventure. A cup of tea or coffee and a bit of dark chocolate make an appearance at some point in any given day. You can connect with the Nourishing Simplicity community on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Comments

  1. Is it ok to us an extract instead of essential oils? I have always used oils for smells, but wld love to try and extract if the turn out is good!!!!
    Thank you!!!

    • For sure! It’s says it in the recipes but the formating is all messed up right now. I often use extracts. Use 2 tsp of extract. I hope you like it! 🙂

  2. Can you share where you got the lip balm containers?? (both the sticks and the tins).

  3. What a great post and will certainly try out this recipe. It’s so much better making your own , then you know what you are licking off your lips and not a whole host of chemicals. Thank you!
    I host a linky and would love it if you popped over and linked this post! It would be great to introduce your blog to my readership! Seasonal Celebration Linky http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/seasonal-celebration-sunday/seasonal-celebration/ Thank you :-).

  4. Hi. Where did you get the turn-up lip balm containers?

    oaktree(at)goldengete(dot)net

  5. Oh hurray, hurray!! I’m so excited–can’t wait to have my own copy…I think I’ll be making more herbal things soon… 😀
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    And I hope your readers will be curious enough to look more into http://www.bukherbstore.com !

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