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EASY HOMEMADE SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM.

EASY HOMEMADE SHEA BUTTER LIP BALM.

This positively luscious lip balm provides relief and a healing boost for dry, chapped lips.

Shea butter, sweet almond, coconut oil, and beeswax form a perfect nurturing barrier to protect your lips against chapping, helping them stay super soft and super kissable.

Find some cute containers and this recipe makes a fun gift too. To add some color, melt a pea-size amount—or more!—of your favorite lipstick in this balm. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
2 teaspoons shea butter
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
10 drops of essential oils, optional
Pinch of stevia, optional
What you will need
Measuring spoons, double boiler, tiny whisk, rubber spatula, lip balm tubes, jars or tins to hold a 1 ounce batch of lip balm

How To Make
Start the double boiler on medium heat. Once it reaches a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Place the beeswax and shea butter in the top of the double boiler and cover.

Simmer until melted, stirring occasionally. Add the coconut oil and stir until melted. To preserve the beneficial nutrients, do not overheat.

Remove from heat, take the top pan off the double boiler, and dry with a towel so no water drips into your melted butter.

Add the sweet almond oil and stevia, if desired, and stir with the whisk. Next, stir in the essential oils, scraping any of the hardened cooled mixture off the sides of the pot and back into the melted oils.

Pour into your jars, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand undisturbed for 4 hours or overnight. Put the lids on tightly and label with contents and date.

Note:
If the mixture hardens too much before you can pour it, gently melt it again in the double boiler.

How To Store
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Use within a year.

How To Use
To use, remove a small amount from the jar with your fingertip and spread onto your lips.

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