Winter Nourishing Lip Balm
After what has felt like a rather long summer, the wind has now gotten somewhat chilly which brings the return of dry skin and chapped lips. However fear not - I'm here on hand to help with a DIY lip balm consisting of only natural oils and butters which will keep your lips nourished on these colder days.
This is a simple and quick recipe which makes 2 good sized lip balms so you can keep one at home and one in your bag (If you're looking to make gifts this Christmas - these were so well received I get repeat orders from family!)
- 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Shea Butter
- 1 tablespoon Beeswax pellets (or Candelilla Wax pellets for a vegan option)
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
- Essential Oil of your choice
Melt the Coconut oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax pellets over a double boiler (Or in a microwave if you prefer) stirring regularly. Once melted, stir in the Vitamin E oil and after letting the mixture cool for a minute, add 8 drops of essential oil and stir well. Carefully pour the mixture into your lip balm tins and allow to cool. Once set, you’re good to go and it’s ready to use.
If you cannot find the ingredients in your local shops, the ingredients can be found online from various companies. We trust and love the products from Naissance (www.naissance.co.uk) which you can also find on Amazon. We also purchase lip balm tins of all sizes on Amazon without having to spend too much.
With Christmas and Winter on the horizon, you can purchase trios of the Kunewyk Moisturising Bars for only £12 on this website. These make great stocking fillers and small gifts. Don’t forget that as well as being a great moisturiser, proceeds go towards tree planting in Dorset so this is a guilt free purchase!