Strawberry French Vanilla Lip Balm

I’ve re-tooled the recipe from previous versions, which were lovely, but got a bit soft on a warm day.

Makes approx. 33 units.
Note: 1oz = 28gr
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2oz shea butter
2oz coconut oil
1.5 – 2oz beeswax (or on Amazon) – the more you add, the firmer the finished product. I added 2oz, but you can start with less, if you like, and remelt if you’d like to add more.
5 drops of vitamin E oil (1-2 capsules)
20 drops French Vanilla lip balm flavouring (or on Amazon)
20 drops Strawberry lip balm flavouring (or on Amazon)
approx 25-30 lip balm containers (or on Amazon)

Weigh, measure and add all of your ingredients EXCEPT the flavouring to a pyrex measuring cup. Place the cup in a pan of water, and heat until the water simmers (or use a double broiler). Stir your mixture until all of the ingredients melt and blend. Remove from heat and add flavouring. It won’t look like a lot of liquid, but I promise you, it will fill a lot of those lip balm tubes. You can also cut the recipe in half, or quarter it if you want to make a small personal stash.

Place your lip balm tube upright in a bowl or container to stabilize them.  Pour your mixture directly from the measuring cup.  It hardens quickly, so you may need to reheat it from time to time.

Cleaning out your Pyrex measuring cup is easy. Simply use your fingers to wipe out all of the leftover (nourishing) residue that you can (and rub it into your skin – or on a child that is passing by – presuming it’s your own child – or a sibling who doesn’t mind you pawing at them). Then take paper towel and wipe the inside of the glass as best you can. From there, you can throw it in the dishwasher, or hand wash with dish soap and hot water. Easy peasy.

The great thing about lip balm recipes is the sky is the limit in terms of how you want to flavour it. Mess around a bit with your favourite essential oils/flavourings and let us know about your favourite combinations in the comments below. Some essential oils may not be suitable for you if you are pregnant, or mix well with some medications, so be sure to educate yourself beforehand.

 

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