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How To Make Coconut Oil Lip Balm

That coconut oil is excellent for the skin is a known fact.  But did you know that it also works wonders on the lips? The healing, soothing and moisturizing properties of coconut balm make it a perfect lip balm to be directly applied to the lips. So what are you waiting for? Let's get started with the recipes. 
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp virgin organic coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tsp virgin olive oil

DIY Recipe No 2

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp raw organic honey
  • 2 tbsp beeswax
  • 10-15 drops essential oil (e.g., lavender or jojoba oil, based on taste/fragrance preference)

Instructions

  • To make coconut oil balm, first, add all three ingredients to a double boiler. Alternatively, put them in a glass bowl over a smaller pan, which you will fill with water on the stove.
  • Then as the water below begins to heat up, the oils and beeswax will begin to liquify and blend. Stir gently so the mixture is consistent.
  • Once they are thoroughly mixed, carefully pour the blend into a small glass jar or other container. Store this in a dark, dry and cool place to increase its longevity.
  • To use, simply run your finger along the top of the hardened mixture; the heat of your finger will be enough to melt a small amount. Apply it to both lips and allow it to soak in; you should see noticeable results within a few days of use, and relief from any pain or inflammation within a few minutes.

DIY Recipe No 2

  • First, melt the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler (if a double boiler is unavailable, put them in a glass bowl above a smaller pan of boiling water on the stove.
  • Once the mixture is fully melted, remove from the heat and mix in the honey, almond oil and your chose essential oils.
  • Before the mixture can fully cool (and harden) pour it into a small glass jar or container, or you can buy empty lip balm tubes and fill those up accordingly.
  • Allow the lip balm to fully harden and cool before closing the lids on these containers. Store them in a cool, dry and dark place when not using them.
  • Apply them as you would a normal lip balm, and re-apply at least daily when you are suffering from chapped or cracked lips. This is also a great preventative measure, particularly in the winter, or in dry, windy climates.