The Perfect Silky Smooth Lavender & Beeswax Lip Balm

Posted on October 08, 2014 by Lavender World

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With the colder weather looking like it is here to stay, it won’t be long before dry skin and chapped lips are an everyday occurrence, however, instead of panicking about how to protect our lips with chemical filled products, why not try a homemade alternative that will leave you lips feeling silky smooth.

So, how can you create this lip saviour? Well, it is actually an incredibly simple recipe and with only a handful of ingredients it is a super quick fix that can last for over a year, yes that’s right, this little miracle lip balm is natural, chemical free and has a shelf life that challenges the other products on the shelf, on top of all of this, it smells incredible too!

Now, onto the fun part , creating this winter lip remedy.

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Ingredients

1-2 TBSP. grated beeswax
2-3 TBSP. coconut oil
1/2 TBSP. sweet almond oil
5-10 drops of Lavender essential oil {added off heat}

Method

1.Grate your beeswax. Make sure you don’t use your nice cheese grater. Once you take the beeswax to your grater it will forever have wax stuck to it.

2. Place a metal or pyrex glass cup or bowl in a pan filled with 1-2 inches of water and heat on medium.

3. Add about: 10 TBSP. coconut oil and 5 TBSP. of beeswax shavings {lightly packed into the spoon}

4. Melt until all the beeswax flakes are melted. It takes a while. About 15 minutes. Stir with a wooden skewer or a wooden spoon that you will only use for make lip balm.4

5. Add about 3 TBSP. of sweet almond oil.

6. Add your lavender essential oil and pour into containers.

If you want the lip balm to be less glossy and more firm add more beeswax and less sweet almond oil.

Play with the ratios to get what you want. You can mess with the essential oil amounts as well.

I have made this before and it lasts for about a year. As you near the year mark you will notice that it gets a little grainy in texture. This doesn’t mean it’s bad but you probably didn’t melt it to the exact right temperature …but you can still use it for a little while longer after you notice the graininess. And how well {not too much or too little} you melted it will determine how soon you will notice the graininess.

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