Easy Small Batch Natural Lip Balm

So I’m sure you all know that I don’t do small batches, because I’m always sure to make enough of whatever I’m pouring for the shop and to give away to friends and fam.  Hence the large pour photo.  But, I do realize most of you aren’t likely to wish to pour several quarts of lip balm at a go, so I’ve tweaked my recipe as best as I could to offer you a small batch pour.  I’m not exactly sure how many little pots you’ll get, but here it is.

This recipe is quick and easy, and I’ve written it to hopefully take advantage of ingredients you may already have.  It’s very versatile in oils and butters, so any of the substitutions will be equally soothing and moisturizing to dry, chapped lips.

You may also leave out the essential oils and flavorings if you prefer, for a nourishing yet unflavored/unscented lip balm.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. Beeswax Pellets
  • 2 Tbsp. Shea Butter, cocoa butter or mango butter
  • 4 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or other liquid oil such as Almond Oil, Olive Oil or Grapeseed Oil
  • Essential Oil (Peppermint, Lavender, Chamomile or Coconut are good choices so as to avoid a “perfumed” flavor) (5-20 drops) or Flavor Oil of your choice (1/2 gram)

Instructions:

I’m a fan of the double boiler(ish) method.  A pan of water on simmering on the stove with a canning jar of appropriate size inside.  So for this tiny recipe you’ll want your smallest saucepan and a 1/2 pint jar.  Place the ingredients in the jar (except the essential oils or flavorings- we’ll add those later), add enough water to the pan to NOT float the jar or you’ll have a mess.  Bring the water to a slow boil then reduce the heat to a simmer until the butters and oils in your jar melt. Swirl them around a little to blend.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 30 seconds before adding your essentials and/or flavorings.  Swirl again then pour into small pots to cool and harden.

*So, it’s true that you can whip this recipe up in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup or other microwave safe bowl, but I must stress I have never done so and am only including those instructions I have read here and there around the interwebz. Your best bet for this method is to nuke in 30 second increments until all is melted.

 

Blessed be,

93

In Light and Shadow,

~Thorne  

*I don’t do affiliate links, so any links you find here in my blog will take you to my own hand crafted products/items. Please visit the shop to view my hand crafted items.

 

Blessed be,

93

In Light and Shadow,

~Thorne  

*I don’t do affiliate links, so any links you find here in my blog will take you to my own hand crafted products/items. Please visit the shop to view my hand crafted items.

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