Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you are actually ingesting whatever lip balm you put on your lips? That could actually be pretty disturbing, depending upon what you’re using. My recipe is safe enough to eat (though I don’t recommend taking a bite).
And it’s not only easy to make, it’s also edible and healthy! My girls and I made up a huge batch of this today for gift giving. You could even make the base ahead and keep it in a jar to melt and use later.
1 Tablespoon Shea Butter
1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond, Avacado, or Jojoba Oil
1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Beeswax
2 drops Vitamin E Oil
2 drops Stevia
20 drops YL Therapeutic Grade EO
Makes approximately 8 tubes.
Melt all ingredients in a double boiler. Take the pot off of the heat, and add the essential oils of your choice. Pour into lip balm tubes or lip pots. Oil Suggestions:Peppermint, Thieves, Geranium & Lemon or Orange, Cinnamon, Citrus Fresh or Orange & Frankincense.
Let cool completely before applying lids or labels.
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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor replace current medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your healthcare professional. The statements made have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.