DIY LIPBALM RECIPE
By Céline Jennison, ANATO Founder and Chief Alchemist.
Lip balm is truly one of the most fool-proof body care products to create at home. You'll get great satisfaction in preparing this and knowing that you’re putting natural, organic ingredients on your lips!
- Stovetop & pot to make a double-boiler
- One glass measuring cup or other glass/ceramic vessel with mouth
- Lipbalm containers: pre-used lipbalm tubes, empty containers our deodorant or salve comes in, or mini jam glass jars.
- 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. beeswax (pastilles or cube)
- 3 Tbsp. organic organic olive oil or coconut oil (whichever you use in your kitchen)
- 15 drops organic essential oil of your choice (e.g. eucalyptus, geranium, benzoin, pine etc. )
- A few drops of Non-GMO vitamin E oil (optional, but recommended)
- Coarsely chop the beeswax or use beeswax pastilles.
- Fill a pot with 2 inches of water and place it on medium heat (you don't want your container to be floating though!)
- Place beeswax and carrier oils in a small glass measuring cup and gently place it in your pot of water until the beeswax and butters have melted.
- Once melted, remove from stovetop and add essential oils and vitamin E oil.
- Immediately pour the mixture into lip balm containers. Allow to cool completely before placing lids onto the lip balm containers.
Note: make sure you do not get water in your mix!
Makes approximately 1.5 oz. of lip balm, enough to fill 10 standard lip balm tubes, or two 1 oz tins that our deodorant or heal-all salve comes in.
As a general rule, blend 3 parts carrier oil to 1 part beeswax. One of the great things about making lip balm is that it's almost impossible to mess up! You can always remelt it and add more ingredients until you are satisfied with the final product.
Carnuaba wax, a wax harvested from a shrub-like plant can be used instead of beeswax. However, you will want to use half as much carnuaba as you would beeswax.