DIY Lip Balm


One of my sisters was just visiting me from NJ and I always have such a good time with her! It's always a lot of eating good food and drinking good cocktails. I swear I just gained 10 pounds in the last 5 days! Doesn't she know this mama is trying to lose the baby weight!



Besides eating and drinking, we did enjoy the weather. She also helped me put together all my flowers for outdoors! 




My daughter is getting baptized next weekend in NJ so I've been scrambling to get things done around the house before we go, since I am working the next 2 days! One thing I needed to do was make some lip balm. My mom's friend places an order every few months for a whole batch of these. She says she can't use any other kind because she gets some sort of reaction to the store bought lip balms. But that doesn't happen with the lip balm I make! So before we go to NJ, I needed to fulfill her order! Which provided an excellent opportunity for me to take pictures for you to share this wonderful product!


So what is in this lip balm?


* Shea Butter and Coconut Oil both are amazing moisturizers, skin protectors, and can help heal the skin.


Shea butter comes from the fat of the nut of the African Shea Tree (so use cautiously if you have any other tree nut allergies). It is often used as a moisturizer that helps with inflammation and many skin irritations, such as psoriasis, eczema, and sunburn. It is also used to reduce scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It is easily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. (1)


Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer and is beneficial for dry skin.  It has antioxidant properties and can help with wrinkles and other effects of aging. (2)


* Beeswax and Honey has had a place in traditional medicine for centuries. It has many therapeutic effects, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It has historically been used to help in wound healing (3)


* Essential Oil  - You can use any combination of oils you want, whether it be for their therapeutic effects or their scent.


Ingredients
* 2 TBSP Coconut Oil (I get mine from Costco but you can get it at the grocery store)
* 2 TBSP Shea Butter
* 2 TBSP Beeswax
* 30+ drops Essential Oil

Directions
* Melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax together in a double boiler

* While everything is melting, I start getting all my lip balm containers ready. This is so I am not fumbling to set things up when I am ready to pour my mixture into the containers and so the lip balm doesn't harden on me in the process of getting everything set up!

* Once everything is melted, add the essential oils. I like to use Peppermint and Wintergreen because I have always liked minty lip balm. You can really use whatever combination you like!


* Place the funnel in the lip balm container and pour the lip balm into the containers. It doesn't take that long for the lip balm to harden, so I try and do this step as quickly as possible. 

* Wait until the lip balm has hardened in the containers before putting the lids on it. It doesn't take too long, a few minutes. I also hate to waste anything I make, so I scrap anything that dripped onto the counter or the sides of the containers and place them into the containers. Nothing goes to waste!



In order to be compliant with Young Living and the FDA, I have left out the reference information regarding essential oils. If you have any questions, want to know more about the effects of essential oils, or want to know where I get my information about essential oils, please message me!
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