Introduction: Honey Lip Balm

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I’ve made a great lip balm recipe that’s works better than my Burt’s Bees lip balm.  Along with this recipe I try and be proactive.  Lips are delicate and need a little extra attention.

My  Rules for Lip Care

1.  If I’m going to be outside for more than a few minutes I make sure I have a balm covering my lips.  This covers the skin with a nice barrier to protect it from the wind and sun.

2.  After I brush my teeth I apply lip balm and if my lips feel even the least bit dry I apply a bit of honey on them before bed.  Honey acts as a humectant (a substance that attracts and retains moisture) -when I wake up my lips are revived and they taste awfully sweet .

On to the recipe!

Step 1: Materials You'll Need

  • A double boiler or melting pot (I use a melting pot- as seen in the first photo)
  • A glass jar (to mix the ingredients into)
  • a metal spoon (to stir the ingredients)
  • a metal tsp for measuring
  • The recipe yields 1/2 ounce.  Just enough to put inside the lid of a bottle.  I use a top from an old spice bottle.

Step 2: Ingredients You Will Need

  • 3 teaspoons grated unbleached beeswax (Know your source, you don’t want any chemicals in there!)
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (I use  jojoba  but some other options are sunflower or castor)
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E
  • 1 tsp honey
For glossier lip balm, use 2 tsp wax and 8 tsp of the carrier oil.

Step 3: Beeswax & Carrier Oil

  • Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler or a melting pot.

Step 4: Stir

  • Stir the beeswax and oil together and remove from heat.

Step 5: Honey & Vit. E

  • Add honey and Vitamin E. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.

Step 6: Final Step

Final Step:
  • Pour into your balm holder.
  • Let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving.
It’s so easy!  This takes me about 10 minutes to make and that includes melting time!  After a week or so the honey will separate.  You will notice little beads of honey oozing up at the edges.  If this bothers you don’t add the honey.  I just rub it back into the balm and apply. Yum!

If you liked this project follow me!  You can also see lots of other projects I do with my husband Mike on our blog, Mike and Molly's House.  It where we do 'mighty projects on our mini farm'!
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