How To Make Your Own Lip Balm

Lip Balm
In this cold weather spell, my lips are getting dry and chapped. Here’s an easy recipe for making your own moisturizing lip balm.

Be sure to measure the ingredients exactly or you could end up with a very different product. You could also buy a pre-made melt and pour base.

Ingredients for making 8 ounces of lip balm:
2 oz. beeswax
4 oz. Shea butter
2 oz. olive oil

Combine ingredients in a glass bowl or Pyrex measuring cup. Microwave until all ingredients are melted. Mix well. Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of flavor oil. If you wish, add 1/2 teaspoon of coloring.

Caution:
If you want to add color to your lip balm, be sure to use lip safe colorants like cosmetic grade lip safe micas. Do not use food coloring. They are safe to use but will not blend with the oils.

Only use flavorings made specifically for use in lip balm.

Where To Buy
My favorite online supplier is Bramble Berry. They are inexpensive and you can find all you need to get started:

Here are some links to their products:

Lip-safe colorant sample pack

Melt and Pour Lip Balm Base (second product from top)

Lip Butter Flavoring

Lip Balm pots

Have fun.

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