Honey Almond Lip Balm

My basic lip balm recipe is great; moisturizing, long-lasting, and firm… If I could go back in time I would have put it in an empty chapstick container instead of a pot-container. It takes a lot of working it with your finger to warm it up enough to spread. I checked out some more lip balm ideas online–so this time I made sure to add less beeswax and it turned out exactly like I wanted! Honey Almond Lip Balm is super moisturizing, soothing, and natural!

Honey Almond Lip Balm

  • 1/4 oz beeswax
  • 1/4 oz mango butter
  • 1/2 oz shea butter
  • 1/2 oz apricot kernel oil
  • 1/8 tsp raw organic honey
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract

Instructions:

  1. Instead of using a traditional double-boiler; I placed a (2 cup) Pyrex measuring cup in a pot that had 1-2 inches of boiling water.
  2. Add the beeswax (it takes the longest to melt.)
  3. Once the beeswax is mostly melted; add the shea butter, mango butter, and honey (just use more shea butter if you don’t have mango butter.) Stir frequently.
  4. Once everything is melted add the apricot kernel oil and stir; the oil will need a little time to acclimate. It is cold and the liquid is hot so it sort-of seizes for a second.
  5. Remove from heat and add the almond extract or essential/flavored oil; stir well.
  6. Transfer to chapstick containers or empty lip-gloss pots.

 

The lip balm sets in a couple of hours. It is moisturizing, soft, good for you, and it smells delicious.

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