DIY Lip Care
A simple Lip Balm recipe base that can be personalised with your favorite oils and scents.
Firstly you will need to botanically infuse you oils, (although plain oil is also fine, if you want to make it straight away.)
The method I use is the slow infusion method which involves filling a jar about 1/4 full of your chosen botanicals and then covering with your chosen oil and letting it infuse between 4 - 6 weeks in a cool dark cupboard, shaking occasionally.
After you have finished infusing, strain the oil and store in a jar or bottle for future use. (the oil will stay good for up to a year or the oils use by date)
Popular Botanicals: Lavender, Rose, Calendula, Chamomile
Popular Oils: Olive, Sunflower, Jojoba, Sweet Almond
- 3 x Tablespoons of botanically infused Oil
- 1 x Tablespoon Beeswax
- 1 x Tablespoon Shea Butter
- 6 x drops of Essential Oils
Combine oil, beeswax and shea butter in a jar and place in a saucepan with a few cm of water in it (double boiler / water bath style), gently simmer until melted.
Leave to cool slightly and add the essential oils.
Pour into lip balm tubes or tins and let cool.
Depending on where you live you may need to add more beeswax or oil to make the balm more firm or softer.
Use the same botanically infused oil for this recipe.
- 2 x Tablespoons of botanically infused oil
- 2 x Tablespoons of granulated sugar
Combine oil and sugar and stir well. Spoon into a jar.
Gently rub a small amount over dry and flaky lips and rinse and follow with lip balm.
Use once a week / fortnight.