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Annie’s Winter Lip Balm Formula

Annie’s Winter Lip Balm Formula

Nothing takes years off our looks like smooth, soft lips. Since lips don’t have their own oil glands, keeping them moist and smooth can be quite a responsibility, especially in winter when chapping and cracking are often a problem.

That’s where this elegant naturally-protective and humectant formula comes in. It is deliciously creamy and easy to apply, with a delightful vanilla scent. Best of all, it will keep your lips beautifully moist all winter long. Here is the formula:

1 ounce apricot kernel oil or almond oil
1 ounce coconut oil
1/4 ounce beeswax
1 teaspoon honey
Vanilla natural flavoring oil, to taste

1. In a double boiler over medium heat, combine the oils and beeswax and heat until the beeswax has completely melted.

2. Remove the mixture from the stove and stir in the honey. Blend with a handheld mixer or whisk until the mixture is creamy.

3. Add a few drops of vanilla flavoring oil and stir to mix thoroughly.

4. Pour into small jars with screw tops and allow to cool.

The mixture will keep for 6 months. Apply to lips often as desired.

Makes about 1/4 cup of balm.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:32AM PDT on Jul 9, 2014

Thanks! I recently started making my own lip balms with shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Here's the link if you're interested :)

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5:38AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

IGreat recipe

4:01AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

sounds great

4:01AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

sounds great

2:23PM PST on Nov 24, 2012

I've been looking for a lip balm! What great luck! Thanks.

1:22AM PDT on May 12, 2012

Sounds tasty. Can you reuse screw-based tubes? I have a plethora because I buy this stuff all the time, and go through it quickly. (the dryer monster quite often eats them whole.)

Hmm. one drop of clove oil? Tea tree and mint? orange and lemon?

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