Lip Balm - Manuka Honey Lip Balm Recipe
Lip Balm - Hemp and Honey Lip Balm Recipe
1. Melt the beeswax, carnauba wax, cocoa butter & shea butter in the double boiler along with the almond oil.
2. Add hemp oil and honey and stir until liquid. The recipe notes that as honey is not soluble with oil, it won’t totally dissolve with heating and needs to be mixed with the milk frother.
3. Remove from heat, add essential oils, and blend with the frother while the mixture cools but still pourable.
4. Pour into tubes or pots and leave untouched to set.
Lip Balm - DIY Homemade Moisture Rich Lip Gloss Recipe
In a double boiler start by melting your solid ingredients first starting with the beeswax. Measure out the beeswax using a Tablespoon measurement and add to the glass measuring cup. Melt on reduced power in the microwave. Weigh out the cocoa butter and once the beeswax is mostly melted through, add the cocoa butter and continue heating until melted completely. Next, weigh out the hemp and shea butters, then stir in your butters and mix well. Heat for an additional 30 seconds if needed, then measure out the avocado and wheat germ oils and stir in with the butters and beeswax. Finally, use a pipette to measure out the jojoba and vitamin E oils and stir into the lip gloss mixture. Slowly pour the liquid lip gloss into lip gloss pots and allow to cool completely. Then tightly screw on the cap and store in a cool, dry location.
To use, simply apply to lips. Also great for those troubled spots on skin such as cracked hands or patches of eczema.
Why Avocado Oil?
Avocado oil contains high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E as well as amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. It is often used to treat skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments and is highly recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations that require vitamin rich oil.
Why Jojoba Oil?
Jojoba oil is readily absorbed by skin as it’s properties are similar to our skin’s own sebum.
Why Vitamin E?
Vitamin E helps to prevent rancidity in cosmetics and it acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, and cosmetics.
Why Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil offers its healing and regenerative properties. It is a source of complete protein and contains all twenty know amino acids as well as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D, and E.
Why Shea Butter?
Shea butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is highly prized for its moisturizing properties.
Why Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa butter adds a rich, creamy, and thick consistency to lotions, soaps, creams, and toiletry items and helps to reduce dryness and improve skin elasticity.
SOURCE CREDIT: http://soapdelinews.com/2013/02/diy-homemade-moisture-rich-lip-gloss-recipe.html
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