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6/1/16

141. all-natural lip balm

now that the weather is finally warming up, we'll be spending a lot more time outdoors. your lips will thank you for a little extra protection while you're enjoying some fun in the sun. this simple, all-natural balm will keep your lips healthy and nourished. it's perfect all on it's own but can easily be transformed with a subtle tint.



all-natural lip balm:

1 teaspoon unrefined cocoa butter
1 teaspoon raw shea butter
1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
1 teaspoon beeswax
1 teaspoon honey
6 drops of essential oil (we used a combination of cardamom and sweet orange)

optional:
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1 teaspoon of a natural tint (we used a combination of powdered beetroot and unsweetened cocoa powder. powdered hibiscus and powdered alkanet root also work beautifully)

if you are tinting your lip balm, combine the vegetable glycerin and powdered color in a double boiler. stir until fully combined. set aside.

using a double boiler again, melt the cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax and honey. stir constantly until fully blended. pour mixture into small jars or containers (this recipe should be enough for two).




now is the time you will want to add the color if you are making a tinted lip balm. the mixture will cool quickly, so you will need to move fast! pour the color into the mixture and stir vigorously util evenly combined.


before the mixture hardens, add your essential oils for to flavor it. once it cools completely, you are ready to to get your balm on!





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