Well, a friend of mine who makes various soaps and what not gave me a small container of some homemade lip balm. All I can say is wow – this stuff is really nice and helped out on the chapped lips. She got her recipe in an email from a soap making group she belongs to. There was no attribution as to who first made this or any sort of copyright on this so I am going to share with you what in my humble opinion is one of the best lip balms I have used. And Hey I have tried quite a few such as chapstick, blistex carmex, and burt’s bees. Burt’s Bee’s has been my favorite up until this.

First Gather the following items up to prepare for this lip delight.

  1. 1/2 oz of Almond or Olive Oil
  2. 1/2 Tablespoon of fine grated beeswax – Found in Health Store or Some Drug Stores
  3. 1 Tablespoon of Honey – The Better the Honey the Better it will be
  4. 5 drops of Vanilla Essential Oil or Peppermint or Other Food Grade Essential Oils to make it smell nice
  5. Set of Lips to test it on. :-)

To Prepare:

  1. Put Oil and Bees Wax in a heat proof glass measuring cup.
  2. Set Cup in pan of simmering water.
  3. Heat until both items are melted
  4. Slowly blend in Honey
  5. Blend in the 5 drops of Essential Oil
  6. Pour mixture into small container
  7. Let mixture set – Can be placed in refrigerator.

The Container my friend used was to recycle a small mint tin with a secure lid.

To Use – use finger to smooth onto lips. Smack Lips Around. To Test give your love one a nice kiss on the lips (Hint: if you are sick don’t try this at home)

Other Idea is to use Peppermint Essential Oil or similar food grade flavoring to add aroma to the DIY Lip Balm.

Some Mint Tins Waiting to be filled

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