Lip balms are so easy to make! Here we’ll show you how to make your own lip balm using cocoa butter and beeswax for their soothing and protective properties, orange essential oil for its wonderful smell and myrrh essential oil to help heal chapped lips. It’s simple to make and wonderful to use!
Orange and Myrrh Lip Balm recipe
Ingredients (all measurements in grams):
(Makes 6 x 15ml jars)
10.5g cocoa butter
20g sweet almond oil
20g avocado oil
20g apricot kernel oil
14g castor oil
0.4g sweet orange essential oil (approx 10 drops)
0.1g myrrh essential oil (approx 2-3 drops (optional))
(please avoid using myrrh essential oil during pregnancy)
How to make your lip balm:
Put all ingredients, except the essential oil, in a water bath, double boiler or bain-marie and allow the butter and wax to gently melt.
Remove from the heat, add your drops of essential oils and pour into jars.
Allow to cool before putting the lid on.
That’s it! Simple and lovely! These make wonderful and inexpensive gifts, too.
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