This is a basic lip balm recipe. You can add any kind of essence, flavour or colour you like. The best thing is no petroleum has been used, as in commercial lip balms!
1/4 cup of olive oil
10 grams of beeswax
1 tsp of honey
Beetroot (for colour – optional)
Things you’ll need:
Empty lip balm stick or small container
Tip: Grate the beeswax so that it is easier to melt, then weigh.
Put the beeswax, honey and olive oil into a Pyrex jug, in a medium saucepan half filled with water. Have the whisk ready.
Heat the saucepan on medium. Whisk now and again, to help combine the ingredients. Once the beeswax is half melted. juice a small piece of beetroot and add that into the mixture for some colour on your lips. It’s great plain too!
Tip: You can try scraping some of your favourite coloured lipstick in for a subtle colour.
Once it has all melted take it off the heat.
Get an electric beater and put it on the lowest setting. It doesn’t need long, just make the mixture creamy.
Carefully pour it into your containers, and you’re done!