Beeswax Lip Balm

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A natural alternative to shop-bought lip balm – ideal for extreme weather conditions – keeping your lips moist with no preservatives, no toxins, no nonsense. You can play around with different essential oils but peppermint is a delicious combination (smells like a certain British-branded butter-mint sweet…yum yum (but without the calories and the chemicals!)

Ingredients & Equipment:
  • 20 gm of beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 15+ drops of peppermint essential oil
  • double basin or small heat proof bowl and small pan
  •  5-6 Small jars in which to decant the prepared mixture
Method:
  • Melt the beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil in the double-basin over a low heat.
  • Add a few drops of essential oils at a time and test the strength  by scooping a small amount out and spreading it on a small piece of grease-proof paper. It will set really quickly due to the beeswax (which you can then test on your skin).
  • Decant into the small jars and you should have enough for between 5-6 pots depending on size