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Yummy Summer Lip Balm Formula

Yummy Summer Lip Balm Formula

Protect your lips from the effects of too much sun or seawater with this easy-to-make delicious formula. Mmmm!

Lip balm is easy to make. The basic formula is 1/4 cup vegetable or nut oil, 1/4 ounce beeswax, 1 teaspoon honey or glycerine (humectants), and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon natural flavoring oil such as peppermint or lemon.

Heat the oil and beeswax in a double boiler until the beeswax is melted. Remove from heat and whip with an electric beater until creamy.

Add the honey or glycerine and flavoring oil; whip some more. Store in small glass jars. Try different oils on your lips to choose the best one for your skin. I tried a drop of apricot kernel oil on my lips and never had to look further–it felt perfect.

And experiment with flavoring oils, too. My daughter wouldn’t even consider using my homemade lip balm until I flavored it with peppermint flavoring oil, and now she uses it daily. Peppermint is so cooling in warm weather!

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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 :)

5:41PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012


2:47PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Thanks for the tips!

4:45AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

This is the lip balm recipe I usually prepare. I avoid to put essential oils on the lips as they are easily ingested and I also use a 2 - 3 drops of vitamin E to avoid racidity and oxidation. Great recipe though! Thanks!

4:36AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Good info

8:55PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

3:19PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thank you

3:06AM PDT on Jun 28, 2010


9:19AM PDT on Apr 14, 2009

Thanks a lot i appreciated your comment

8:32AM PDT on Mar 13, 2009

Manar S - ensure you have plenty of Vitamin E oil (natural preservative) also Rosemary essential oil which is a preservative. Remember though that natural products are not meant to have a long shelf life. Chemicals are what maintain long shelf life but we all know how awful they are. Plus you have to take into account how the customer may be storing the product (exposed to too much sunlight and air it will cause degradation of the product more quickly). Hope this helps!
Green Blessings y'all. - Healing Energy from Nature

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