Friday, September 21, 2012

Homemade Christmas - Gardenia Honey Lip Balm

Continuing my obsession with homemade cosmetics, here is the second recipe I am sharing with you! It's so easy and I love the simple, organic smell and feel of it. It feels so pure on my lips, and it's also great on chapped knuckles.

Recipe #2
#1 Gardenia Honey Lip Balm
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp grated beeswax
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil (or 3 punctured, squeezed out liquid vitamin E capsules)
  • 7 drops gardenia essential oil
Warm the oils, beeswax and honey in a small, stainless steel pot or bowl. Be sure to warm it on VERY low heat. (You can use a double boiler, if you’d like.) Stir until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the essential oil, vitamin E. Place the bottom of the bowl into a shallow pan of ice water and continue whisking quickly as you add the honey. Once the honey is incorporated, quickly transfer the balm into your lip balm container (tube or tin) and allow to set for 3 hours. 
Yield: 2 small tins. About 2 oz total.
I got the original recipe here, but it's slightly modified. Did you miss the first recipe? You can get my Chocolate-Covered Cherry Lip Balm here.

1 comment:

sandhyabandi said...

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