You'd never know it by the persistent heat and humidity that keeps hanging on, but winter is coming, eventually. With that in mind I've been spending time stocking the freezer and prepping some DIY projects. One of my annual fall projects is to spend an afternoon making sure we have plenty of lip balm for the dry winter months. My teenage girls go through it like candy it seems, but thank goodness homemade lip balm is an inexpensive DIY. And it feels so much better on our skin not to mention you can feel good having chemical free product to use everyday.
This was a new scent I wanted to try this time around and it was a huge success! It smells so good! It will be fun having this summery smell in the middle of winter.
Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm
1 1/2 tablespoons beeswax pellets (Where to buy)
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (where to buy)
1 tablespoon Shea Butter (where to buy)
1 tablespoon Mango butter (Where to buy)
30 drops Orange essential oil
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Lip balm containers (where to buy)
Heat the beeswax in a double boiler (I use a heavy duty glass bowl over a pot of boiling water when I can't find mine). When wax is mostly melted add mango butter, shea butter and coconut oil; continue to heat slowly until liquid.
Remove from heat. Add vanilla extract. Stir well. The extract does not want to mix very well.
Stir in essential oil.
Fill lip balm containers and let them cool.
I used these little plastic pipettes to fill the jars. I’ve heard some people say that they use a pourable glass container for heating their oils and beeswax and then pour directly into the lip balm container. But I wasn’t sure mine would work out so well or if the oils would end up all over the floor. So, I just sucked some up in the pipette and squirted it into the lip balm jars. It worked great! You’ll just need to work quickly, because the mixture tends to cool quicker once it is out of the hot glass bowl.
I used Young Living Essential Oils when I made this recipe! I love the Seed to Seal Guarantee and the process behind distilling their oils. You know that you are getting Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
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