Making lip balms is very simple. Maybe a bit messy from time to time, but it only takes a few minutes. This recipe makes about 15 lip balms.
21g of oliv ewax
15g cocoa butter
38ml of almond oil
2ml/g (40-50 drops) your favourite essential oil
In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, butter and oil. Once the mixture has melted, take it out of the hot water and add the essential oils. It’s handy to keep water in the pot boiling, so you can reheat the mixture as it cools down quickly.
Use a small beaker to pour the mixture into small cylinders. Be careful to not over-pour! The mixture shrinks in the cylinders while cooling so you can top it up later. Wait for a few minutes for the balms so set.
Reheat the lip balm mixture and top up the cylinders. Wait a few minutes and then put on the lids. Lip balms need a few hours to set before use.
A little tip: when cleaning at the end, stand the steel bowl and beakers or any other dish used for melting the lip balm mixture upright in the boiling water in the pot and let the fats and oils melt inside the bowls. Then take them out and immediately dry them out with a paper tissue. Then wash the pots. This will prevent you clogging your sink!