This is a great balm recipe for those who:
– prefer a natural hydrating balm.
– need a customizable recipe for all uses.
– prefer the use of different oils for their individual qualities.
Prep Time: 20 min
Freezing Time: 10 min
Total Time: 30 min
You can create your own lip balm that is specially customized for your lips and is 100% natural. With only a few simple ingredients (cayenne pepper, ginger, beeswax, grapeseed oil and melissa essential oil), you can have a homemade soothing balm in no time.
Base : beeswax, honey
Herbs & spices : 5g ginger (zingiber officinale), 5g cayenne pepper (capsicum annuum), 7g baking soda
Oils : 7ml olive oil (Olea europaea); 5ml grape seed oil (vitis vinifera);
Scent : 8 drops Melissa (melissa officinalis) essential oil
1- Cut the beeswax into small pieces.
2- Heat your pan over a low-to-medium heat and let it sit for a few minutes. Add a drop of water and beeswax to your pan. Mix until the wax is melted. (add water if necessary).
3- Add honey, ginger, cayenne pepper to your mixture
-When the wax is melted add grapes seed oil, olive oil, baking soda and few drops of melissa essential oil.
When the consistency is where you want it, add a small amount of powdered herbs such as beetroot powder. Stir it in well so that there are no lumps.
5- Place into a freezer and let freeze for 10 min or until the balm is solid enough.
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