diy | Homemade Organic Lip Balm

Ditch the Store Bought Lip Care & Go Natural!
Be kind to you lips.

Our eyes and lips are our most precious features on our faces.  We should treat them with the utmost care.  So why do we buy products that have sulfates, parabens and a billion other chemicals that dry them out and damage them? Simply because its much easier to go buy a product from some big box store. Life is too short to go the easy way, we only have enough time to do it the right way. Right?

So in that case, ditch the commercial lip balm and chap stick you are using and put a little goodness on instead.  The ingredients are simple and they all serve a purpose: Beeswax, Coconut oil, Vitamin E Capsules, and lastly some essential oil, purely for scent, if you like. 

Beeswax is important because it not only protects your lips from the elements, but it moisturizes and is the main component in the adequate texture for your lip balm so it isn't all runny. 

Coconut Oil is important because it will not suffocate the delicate skin on your lips the way most petroleum based products do and it moisturizes deep down.  The fatty acids hold onto moisture and reinforces the skin's lipid layer, which promotes general hydration. 

Honey is a great addition because it is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts and holds onto water molecules. 

Vitamin E is essential because it is loaded up with antioxidants.  This lovely little vitamin can completely neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and lead to dryness.

You Will Need:

{Makes 3-4 small lip balm tins}
-Tins (I buy mine here)
-1 TBS All Natural Grated Beeswax or Beeswax Pastilles
-1  1/3 TBS Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil
-A dash of Organic Honey, Raw Organic would be better
-3 Vitamin E Capsules
-8-10 drops of Essential Oil
-Double Boiler Pots or a Pyrex Bowl and a Pot

| FIRST fill the pot (bottom pot with water) and heat.  Add the beeswax to the top pot (or bowl) and when it is about half way melted down add the coconut oil and honey |

| NEXT continue to stir as it all melts down. After it is all liquid, mix in the liquid from the vitamin E capsules. Use a pin to puncture a hole in the capsule and then if you like add in your Essential Oil and stir. |

| THEN carefully pour or spoon the mixture into the tins.  & Let cool. |

|  FINALLY put the lids on.  You can make cool labels if you want with pretty paper and I simply printed out the "balm" labels and modge-podged them on.  Totally up to you! |

| VOILA! you have homemade balm! Now try it out.  Its okay if its a little extra firm when it first sets, it will loosen up as you use it.  You will instantly feel the difference in using this and never want to go back! |

| I also made two batches the same way, just two different scents.  One Bergamot and one Lemongrass- ENJOY! |

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