This is a quick remedy that I made a while ago, but recently found pictures and realized I’d never posted it. I love lip balms. Growing up, my dad always had a Chapstick with him, and made sure, as we got older, that his kids did, too. My mom would put Chapsticks in our Christmas stockings. And, yes, I did put a few of them through the wash. That’s a nasty surprise.
Simple Homemade Balm
But as I’ve moved to more natural products, I no longer use petrolatum-based lip balms. I also find that vegan lip balms don’t have the same benefits as a good beeswax balm. I like Burt’s Bees, but it’s expensive. Plus, beeswax balm isn’t just good on lips.
I make my balm with about 1/2 oz. of beeswax and an ounce of liquid oil. The balm pictured is beeswax and sweet almond oil. I grate the wax and melt it into the oil over low heat, then pour it into a pot and stir it with a toothpick occasionally until it sets up. It’s nice and soft and melts on my fingers. It also makes a nice treatment for the ends of my hair.
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