As you know your lips can dry out very fast and if you are like me you have tried every lip balm under (pre beeswax fascination if you will) the sun but eventually have to reapply all of them as the petroleum soaks into your skin. Many lip balms on the market will feel good at first but just leave you needing to reapply it over and over again. These lip balms will also create a barrier that just sits on top of your skin, and locks out any moisture it might be getting from the air. By making the lip balm yourself you are creating a balm that will lock in the moisture as well as actually sink into your lips.
You will need:
1 tbs. Beeswax, 1 tbs. Virgin Coconut oil, a dash of organic raw honey, 2 vitamin e capsules, several drops of essential oil (optional).
Beeswax: will act as a moisturizer and protect your lips as well as giving your lip balm the consistency to be taken with you and applied to your lips whenever necessary.
Coconut Oil: moisturizes deep down. The fatty acids in the coconut oil hold onto moisture, and help promote hydration.
Honey: naturally attracts and holds onto water molecules.
Why vitamin E: it is full of antioxidants. It can neutralize the effect of free radicals that damage healthy skin cells and result in dry lips.
Essential oil (optional): you can add in a few drops of your favorite scent just for fun.
1. Melt down the beeswax in a double boiler
2. Add in the coconut oil and honey when about half of the beeswax liquid
3. After it’s all melted and blended together, stir in the 2 vitamin E capsules.
4. Pour into container or a tube and let cool.
5. Apply as needed-but not in excess. Resist! There can always be too much of a good thing.
These are great any time of the year and also make great little gifts for any occasion! Enjoy!