The last few days here in the Midwest have felt a little bit like fall. The cooler weather had me breaking out the sweatshirts and jeans.
Now I am not looking forward to winter, but I LOVE fall!
But with the cooler weather also comes dry skin and chapped lips. 🙁
So just to be prepared, I am sharing one of my favorite lip balm recipes today!
When I was creating this recipe, it wasn't even supposed to be a lip balm recipe. It was a hand cream/balm that I was making for my neighbor. I made a little extra and saved it for myself.
Then my neighbor happened to mention that she had also been using hers as a lip balm and loved it.
So I had to try it.
And guess what??
I loved it too! So it is my new favorite lip balm that I use just about every day.
If you prefer a lip gloss, you can learn how to make lip gloss here. Our recipe and tutorial is completely customizable. We've included a lip gloss base that you can customize with any colors and tints you choose!
Shea Butter is very popular in many body butter and balm recipes. It is protecting and soothing to the skin.
Mango Butter is awesome for soothing dry skin and includes antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil is soothing and easily absorbed into the skin giving your lips the nourishment they need.
Castor Oil is an affordable carrier oil that helps provide a barrier of protection for your lips.
Lavender, Frankincense and Tea Tree Oil are a few of my favorite essential oils. Soothing and healing, they are a great combination for any healing balm.
Where to Buy Pure Essential Oils
When I first began using Essential Oils, my focus was on finding the cheapest price. I would scour the web and Amazon comparing prices for individual oils.
But, I have since learned, that with Essential Oils, cheap isn’t always better.
I know where the grass fed meat I feed my family comes from along with the fresh produce I buy from local farmers.
So why should I compromise on the standard of Essential Oils that I purchase for my family?
That’s why I chose Young Living Essential Oils. With Young Living’s “Seed to Seal” process, plants are grown on their own farms without the use of pesticides. (above organic standards) Weeding is done by hand and the essential oils are distilled without chemicals.
Questions? Contact me here.
Now, let's get those lips ready for the cooler weather!
Soothing Mango Butter Lip Balm Recipe
Great recipe for smooth lips!
- ½ tsp Shea Butter
- ½ tsp Mango Butter
- 2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
- 1 tsp Castor Oil
- 1 tsp Beeswax (more or less for a harder/softer consistency)
- 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 1 drop Tea Tree Oil
- ¼ tsp Vitamin E Oil
Add all ingredients except Essential Oils and Vitamin E Oil to a double boiler (glass bowl or jar inside a pan with a few inches of water)
Heat the pan on medium low until butters and beeswax melt
Remove from heat and stir in Essential Oils and Vitamin E Oil
Quickly pour into your containers
Should fill 4 .2 oz lip balm containers (Feel free to double the recipe for more)
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Saturday 20th of January 2018
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Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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Friday 2nd of December 2016
Hi Mindy, I have wanted to make my own face creams, lip balms, lotion bars and soaps for years! Finally starting! One batch of lip balms and lotion bars under my belt and want them to be much softer. I'm excited to try your recipe! In addition to lip balms I want to make lotion bar gifts for Christmas and want to find tins or different ways to present them! I want to find out special anti aging recipes if you have any as well as..... Well, right now I feel like a sponge soaking in everything I can get my hands on from recipes for lotion bars, lip balms, lipsticks, face creams, soaps etc. along with any tips I can be given! I have read and researched and have finally found someone that I feel can help me achieve the final product I have been hoping for! Please help set me in the right direction! Thank you so much for helping me feel I too can do this! Anne Brown [email protected]
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