Make your own natural lip balm
Many of us use lip balm on a daily basis and it can be easy to make your own natural lip balm and avoid those that contain petrochemicals. This simple, effective recipe contains only plant-based ingredients (no toxic chemicals) so it's safe for you and the planet!
Lip Balm Recipe
5ml (1 tsp) organic shea butter or cocoa butter
15ml (1 Tbsp) avocado oil
15ml (1 Tbsp) beeswax (grated or pastilles) or soy wax
Optional: 5 drops essential oil (e.g. peppermint, lime, grapefruit) and/or 1 drop Vitamin E oil.
Put about 50ml of water into a small pot on low heat. Combine first three ingredients in a small metal bowl. Create a double boiler by placing the bowl on top of the pot. Stir ingredients until melted. Remove from heat. Add optional ingredients. Stir, let cool and store in air tight container. You can choose reusable tins, glass or plastic/paper tubes.