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Easy Three Ingredient DIY Lip Balm

I don't know about you but I personally have a lip balm obsession. I have tubes of it all around my house, in my car and in my purse because it would be a tragedy to find myself without any(I am only halfway kidding about it being a tragedy to be found without lip balm). With the amount of lip balm I go through I like to go ahead and make it myself to keep cost down and so I have control over the ingredients that are going in to it. Some store bought lip balms can contain ingredients like phenol, menthol and salicylic acid which can actually dry out your lips causing you to have to apply more lip balm. My favorite recipe has just three ingredients and is the silkiest smoothest lip balm you will ever use and is made with all natural ingredients. It makes an awesome gift and is super easy to make and once you've tried it you will never go back to store bought lip balm again. For this recipe you will need:

12 Drops of Essential Oils of Choice (I have some of my favorites listed below)

  1. Place your Tablespoon of Beeswax and Tablespoon of Coconut Wax in your Double Boiler or Melting Pot and heat on low heat until fully melted.

  2. Next add in your essential oils. Some of my favorites combos for lip balms are: Orange & Vanilla, Lavender & Lemon, Tangerine, Orange & Lemon, Peppermint. I typically use around 12 drops total of essential oil in this recipe. You can do more or less depending on how strong you would like the scent to be, just be sure not to exceed safe usage rates for the oils you are using.

3. Once you've added in your essential oils, stir thoroughly to combine.

4. Next add your lip balm mixture to your tubes. A pipette will make filling the tubes the easiest. You will notice that you will have some of the lip balm mixture left over after you have filled your tubes. You will want to save this to top off the tubes once they have started to cool. Just reheat the mixture and top off using your pipette again.

5. Allow to cool completely and then your lip balm is ready to use.

If you make this recipe tag me on Instagram @essentially.tonya. I would love to see how you recreate this recipe!

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