Kitchen Cupboard Cosmetics & Medicines: Recipe 2 – Lip Balm

by admin / 16 September 2014 / No Comments


  • 3 tablespoons grated unbleached beeswax
  • 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor or jojoba)
  • 6 or 7 drops essential oil (such as lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit or peppermint)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor


  • Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine.
  • Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.
  • To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer.
  • Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving.
  • For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.


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