How-to: Make all-natural lip moisturizer
By CG Lifestyles & People Editor Neal Patten
The cold weather is here to stay. Protect your lips from harsh wind and temperatures with homemade natural moisturizer.
You will need:
- A Crock Pot
- 2 tablespoons bee’s wax
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 2 tablesspoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 tablespoon essential oil of peppermint
- Medicinal dropper
- A dozen empty lip balm containers, or small tins
1. Turn your crock pot on to medium-high heat.
2. Measure out the shea butter, cocounut oil, bee’s wax and olive oil. Let ingredients simmer and melt.
3. Add your essential oil of peppermint, or essential oil of choice. Adding an essential oil is not necessary but will give your lip moisturizer scent and flavor.
4. Stir the mixture.
5. Using the medicinal dropper, fill your empty lip balm tubes or tins.
6. Set tubes/tins upright on flat, steady surface.
7. Allow to cool and harden, time will vary.
8. Cover and store.
I buy all-natural lip balms and they can cost $2 or more. By buying bulk ingredients, some of which you may already have at home, you will be able to make at least a dozen tubes of lip balm at less than a $1 per tube. Keep your lips feeling good this winter naturally and inexpensively. You can either stock up, or give out extras as holiday gifts.
Be sure to buy your ingredients locally. The Farmacy on Stimson Avenue can provide all you will need for this project.