Some months ago I posted my all natural tinted lip balm. I loved my new lip balm so much that out went all my store-bought “natural” lip balms. Victory.
When the husband started getting some dry lips he went looking for some lip balm. Apparently he didn’t want tinted lip balm. Go figure. And since I was already in the mood to try a different recipe that was more moisturizing, I figure the time was right to get experimenting.
This recipe is nice and simple with only five ingredients (six if you count the essential oils). Best of all, my husband gives it two thumbs up. The honey and olive oil really give this lip balm a moisturizing boost. You can add essential oils or leave them out. I let the hubs pick out the oils this time so that it would truly be a lip balm just for him.
Of course, I made myself a few tubes, too.
All Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm
1 Tbs + 1 tsp grated beeswax (grate then measure) (like this)
1 Tbs + 1 tsp cocoa butter (like this)
1 tsp vitamin E oil (like this)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp olive oil (where to find quality oils)
1/4 tsp essential oils* (optional – The hubs picked sweet orange. Grapefruit is my favorite. Choose what you like.)
1. Put all ingredients except essential oils in a small sauce pan. Stir continuously over medium-low heat (Start on low and then slowly up the heat as needed… give it a few minutes to melt the beeswax. Be patient, it will eventually melt).
2. Remove from heat and stir in essential oils. While still warm, pour into clean containers.** Let cool for a couple of hours before using.
**I was in love my little tins that I used for my tinted lip balm, but have since switched to tubes. It keeps me from having to use my fingers and possibly contaminate the lip balm. You can find the tubes here.
This recipe filled about five containers.
Note: You could totally use this base for a tinted lip balm as well. Just add in the coloring agents at the same time you add the essential oils. For color options check out my other recipe.