This DIY Lip Balm has been deemed the "BEST ever"
My theme of life right now is "Healthy can be simple." I want to use the best things, but also not over-complicate matters. This DIY lip balm recipe is 1) EASY 2) amazing for your lips and 3) inexpensive to make. I give these little tins away at my oil classes (you should come to one!) or just as thoughtful gifts to friends. I generally have an extra in my purse for whenever a chapped lip emergency happens. The secret to its amazingness? Shhhhhhh......It's the avocado oil. SO good for your skin (and lips)!
The recipe? Equal parts coconut oil, avocado oil, and beeswax.
I usually use 1/4 cup to make 15-20 tins.
Melt this in a double boiler (I use a small skillet with water and a pyrex measuring cup).
Once it's all melty, add a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of vitamin E oil (optional) and mix well.
Remove from heat and add your essential oils.
You can be completely creative here. My favorite is a peppermint/spearmint combo. (What are my oils of choice?)
It's cooling and refreshing and I rarely make any other combo any more For this quantity I used 15 drops of each oil. Everyone I have given this lip balm to says it's THE BEST they've ever used. And it took me maybe 15 minutes to make. I love to use the little slide-y tins as containers (I get from Bulk Apothecary) and we decorate them with washi tape (I have a little obsession with washi tape right now). You could use tubes or small jars -- really whatever you want. There you have it -- super simple DIY Lip Balm - and an ingredient list that is easy to pronounce! Curious as to what ingredients to avoid in store bought balms? Check out this from Mind Body Green)