Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Plain Lip Balm

I have a friend that was looking for a lip balm that she could use with no chemicals or fragrances.  I thought I'd help her out.

Stacey's Plain Lip Balm Ingredients:

1/4c jojoba oil
2 tbs beeswax pellets
Lip balm tubes

Making lip balm is super easy.  You just put all the ingredients into a pyrex measuring cup and then microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until all the wax is melted.

Beeswax pellets

Microwaved with the oil, stirring with a chopstick until wax is melted.
The only tricky part is not pouring into the lip balm tubes when the mixture is too hot.  I heated until the wax was melted, and then had to let it cool.  These are supposed to be only tolerant to 120F, but I poured around 130F.
Of course, I didn't want plain, so I made 3 of these tubes, and then with the remainder, I added two 99% unsweetened Guittard dark chocolate disks and a few drops of peppermint oil.  Then I poured into a couple more tubes and some of these lip balm pots.

Mmm... chocolate mint lip balm. Resulting lip balm was smooth and smelled quite nice, not too overpowering.  :)

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