Choose your favorite plant oil and combine with beeswax to create your own lip balm!
My preferred oils are jojoba and apricot kernel oil. Jojoba oil closely resembles the natural oil secreted by the glands beneath the skin making it highly effective as a moisturizer. Apricot Kernel oil serves as an emollient with anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities.
Sources of jojoba and apricot kernel oil:
*Coconut oil works well as a substitute for these oils.
How to add color
I use alkanet root for red tint and cacao powder for brown. Melt the ingredients and stir in the powder with a bamboo skewer. Pour the blend through a strainer lined with cheesecloth before pouring into the jars. This is an added step. If you prefer, stir in the colorant with a bamboo skewer and pour directly from the double boiler into containers.
1/4 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon is suitable depending on desired color.
Lip Balm Jars and Tubes
I use Miron violet glass for all of my beauty products because of the bio-enhancing qualities. (Learn more about Miron violet glass here.) Lip balm tubes and jars are readily available online:
How to Make Lip Balm
Looking to purchase natural lip balm? Just So Natural Products carries a variety of nontoxic lip balms made with organic oils using this recipe. Each comes in a unique, highly-prized Miron violet glassware. Find them here.