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Herbal Infused Lip Balm (part 2)

Herbal Infused Lip Balm
2 Tablespoons Herbal Infused Almond oil
1 Tablespoon Coconut oil
1 1/3 Tablespoons Beeswax
15 drops essential oil of choice (my favorite is Spearmint or Peppermint, Birch is nice too very healing and smells like wintergreen, Orange or really anyone that you like just think cooling so probably not cinnamon or ones like that)

In a small crock pot or double boiler (you can just use and Pyrex glass measuring cup in a sauce pan of simmering water if you don't have either of those) melt the beeswax and the coconut oil.  The add the Almond oil stir with a wooden stick, a skewer or something like that works good.  When everything is melted well stir in the essential oil.  If filling lip balm tube a medicine dropper works best.  You need to remember this will start to set up fast so however you decide to put it into containers you need to act quickly before it hardens.  Makes about 10 tubes, 6 1/4oz. jars, or 3 1/2 oz tins.  If you are going to keep it in a warmer place and not use it within 6 months to a year you may want to add a few drops of Vitamin E Oil to the mixture.  It's a great moisturizer and preservative.

I hope you will enjoy making and having nice lip balm as much as we have!  It's so much more affordable to make you own!  It's fun, they make a great gift, and it's the best lip balm I have ever used!  Give it a try you'll love it!  Don't worry I also plan to show you how I make the lotion bars and the fizzy bath bombs!  I even had my 11 year old son take a video of me making the bath bombs if I can figure out how to post it you may have the opportunity to see my FIRST very low tech video tutorial. ;)  It would be good for a laugh anyway!

Have a WONDERFUL, Simple and Healthy day!


9 comments:

Wanderer said...

Sounds so soothing! I'm hoping to try out some other recipes soon. Thanks for sharing.

Kat said...

I am excited to try this! Where do you get your clean empty tubes for filling?

Tammie said...

Kat: I got mine from Elements Bath and Body but I noticed you can get them from Mountain Rose Herbs too, same place I get the oils and beeswax from. They have both the clear and the white!

Ninny said...

Just made this and LOVE it! I also made your deodorant recipe today too and can't wait to see how well it works.
Thanks for all you offer to healthy living. I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Could you substitute bayberry wax instead of beeswax? I know bayberry wax makes great candles and I hope to grow my own bushes soon. . . Do you think that it would work in the lip balm?

Can't wait to try this. You are like the queen of self-reliance! Thanks so much for letting all of us benefit from your extensive experimenting!

--Diane

Tammie said...

Diane: I have never used or even heard of bayberry wax. I will have to look into it. But if it works for candles I don't see why it wouldn't work.

Wendy said...

Hi Tammie,

The Mountain Rose Blog also says that you can add Zinc Oxide to any lipbalm recipe for suncreen. Just thought I'd pass along the info. I love your site... I'm new to it but I've tried a couple recipies and I'm really enjoying them!

Kylie Sajonia said...

I can't see your fizzy bath bomb recipe mind to share the link?

Tammie said...

http://www.simplehealthytasty.com/2011/03/how-to-make-fizzy-bath-bombs.html