Lightly Tinted Lip Balm

Lip balm is one of the handiest recipes you can make. I always carry a tube with me! The coconut oil and shea butter in this recipe are super moisturizing, the beeswax creates a protective layer over your lips, and the castor oil makes them nice and shiny! Beetroot, hibiscus, and mica powders are all natural ways to add a light tint. You can play around with the essential oils (avoid citrus oils though as they’re photosensitive). I chose peppermint because I love the smell and it’s slightly cool and tingly!  

lip balm

1 T plus 1 tsp beeswax (pellets are easiest to work with)

1 T coconut oil (organic, unrefined)

1 T castor oil

1 T shea butter (unrefined)

1/4 tsp vitamin E oil

1/2 tsp powder to add color (beetroot powder, hibiscus powder, and/or red or pink mica, or a mixture of all three!) 

5 drops peppermint essential oil

8 lip balm tubes or other receptacles

Combine beeswax, coconut oil, castor oil, and shea butter in a Pyrex measuring cup. Place this cup in a pot of water to create a double boiler. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly once the butter starts to melt. Once all melted, remove from heat and add in vitamin E oil, essential oil, and powders. Mix well and carefully pour into lip balm tubes! Let set for 20 minutes before use.

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