Lip Balm Recipes as seen on "Studio 5"

Easy Lip Balm:

Ingredients: 3 parts grated unbleached or bleached beeswax; 5 parts carrier oil ( see the list below or you can even use regular vegetable); essential oil; 1 part honey, for flavor and mild preservative.

1. 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, the amount varies put in to your liking. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.

2. If you'd like to add a little color, stir in a dab of lipstick, it will cool lighter than it looks when melted. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use less wax or more carrier oil. To avoid the formation of a hole in the tube’s center, first fill it just past shaft; let cool, and then fill to rim. Let cool for 20 minutes before moving the containers or adding lids.

Complex Lip Balm Recipe:

20% Beeswax

25% Solid Oil (Solid, at room temperature, has almost the same consistency of room temperature butter, maybe a little thicker. Like Shea Butter or Coconut Oil.

15% Brittle Oil (Just like it sounds, is firm and solid at room temperature. The consistency is just like a very hard clod of dried mud. Like Cocoa Butter.)

40% Liquid Oil (The oils I list below are great but even plain old vegetable oil will work just fine.)

Vitamin E oil: (optional, but acts as a natural preservative.)

* tips:

  • If you don't want to use any honey then the ratio is 1 part beeswax to 2 parts oil for the easy recipe.
  • To make a small trial batch make the easy recipe using tablespoons, it'll make about 1/2 ounce.
  • a pixie stix is also a great way to add color, flavor, and scent to your lip balms, it’s great for kids and adults alike.
  • Anything you add to this should be edible and oil based, if you want to use food coloring to tint it make SURE that it is oil based.
  • I haven't tried the comple recipe because I like to keep things simple and I like the easy recipe a lot anyway but I got the recipe from and she loves this recipe and even sells the lip balm.

*The easy recipe was converted from Martha Stewart's web site.

Oils for each skin type;

  • All Skin Types- Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
  • Oily or Combination Skin- Aloe Vera Oil, Hazelnut Oil
  • Normal Skin- Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Dry Skin- Apricot Kernel Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil
  • Sensitive Skin- Sweet Almond Oil, Wheatgerm Oil
  • Ageing Skin- Macadamia Nut Oil, Wheatgerm Oil
  • Sun Protection- Sesame Seed Oil, Shea Butter

Adding a few drops of Carrot Seed essential oil to any of these recipes is very good for balancing oily and dry skin and rejuvenating ageing skin.

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