DIY Moisturizing Lip Balm

imageI’ve been on a quest recently to rid my body and my life of harmful, unnecessary chemicals.  Recently I published this Moisturizing Hand Soap recipe and I am still so in love with it.  My hands are so soft from using it and I don’t feel the need to grab for the bottle of lotion after I’m finished washing my hands. Since I found a way to keep my hands naturally soft, I wanted something similar for my lips.  This time of year in St. Louis brings chilly weather and dry wind, which causes my lips to chap.  Regular Chapstick or lip balm seems to either make things worse or requires continued use.  I found this DIY recipe on my favorite blogger’s website Body Unburdened.  It was so easy to make, works super well and considering how little of the ingredients you use you can make it multiple times for a small price.  Plus it’s healthy for you.  Think about how often you use your store bought lip balm with those not-so-good chemicals and imagine that you’re consuming most of what you use, because let’s face it, if it goes on our lips, we’re likely ingesting it either by licking our lips, taking a drink of something, or eating while we have it on. I don’t know about you, but I’m not really comfortable with that.  Check out this recipe and you’ll soon find yourself with softer, healthier lips! I halved the original recipe from the blog so that it would fit into this glass lip balm container. The ingredients below are the halved amounts.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Fill a small pot with about an inch of water
  • In a glass jar (I used a Mason jar) combine all ingredients
  • Place the jar in the pot and heat over Medium Low heat until everything is completely melted
  • Stir to combine all ingredients
  • Remove from the heat and take the jar out of the pot
  • Pour the mixture into your lip balm container
  • Allow it to sit undisturbed for about 20 minutes while it cools
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