I’m back with another DIY post!!! 😀 I recently found a few natural lip balm recipes on Youtube & decided to try it out.
Original video where I got this recipe (Youtube user: OnTheCheapTip): http://youtu.be/gEtGtMc2mLQ
1 tbsp of Beeswax (purchased from local Farmer’s Market)
2 tbsp of (Extra Virgin) Olive Oil
1 tbsp of Honey (used organic one from mom’s friend who owns a bee farm)
2 dropperfuls of Vitamin E (original recipe used inside contents of 2-3 capsules of Vitamin E)
1 & 1/2 tsp of Dark Cocoa Powder (I used an organic one) – This step is optional, but that’s what makes this recipe have chocolate flavor. :3
Few containers to put lip balm in (I used a few old eyeshadow containers that I cleaned & a new contact lens case that I cut in half because it had a cute elephant on it)
1) Add the beeswax, olive oil, honey, & vitamin E into a glass container that you can microwave & put it in the microwave for a minute, take it out & stir. I actually only put it in for 40 seconds one time & took it out & stirred cuz it looked like it was going to boil, and the guy said not to let it boil because the honey will get hard. This step is supposed to be done 3x, but I just did it once since it felt pretty hot already & everything was melted.
2) Add the dark cocoa powder into the glass container & mix until the contents are well blended.
3) Pour the contents into your lip balm containers, and put the containers in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
4) Tada!!! Your lip balm(s) are done!!!!!
Why use these ingredients?
Beeswax – protectant from Earth’s elements, antibacterial for lips, heal & soften the skin.
Olive Oil – cleanses & moisturizes the skin.
Honey – natural antimicrobial, moisturizes, high in antioxidants, acts as SPF.
Vitamin E- heal & repair skin.
Dark Cocoa Powder – contains Vitamin A, B, D, & E, high in antioxidants & minerals, & it tastes amazing!
Thanks for checking out my post!
~Sherr Bear ^_^