|2 batches of lip balm|
|The base with zinc oxide|
I started by measuring out my oils and butters. I actually prefer using mango butter but I am currently out of stock, so I used shea butter instead. This recipe is one that I found on Pinterest (don't you just love it) from Frugally Sustainable. I really like this recipe because it is simple and customizable.
|The mica has to be mixed into the oils|
I used peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil. The peppermint give a nice little bit of a tingle to the balm which I have found that I really like. The lavender oil is great for helping the lips to heal and with the winter we are having this is a good thing. These really don't add much in the way of flavor to the balm, but that isn't the reason that I use them after all.
|The arrows show how the balm will form holes as it cools|
|I love the way it forms beads on the top.|
I love the fact that I can make my own lip balm for about a dollar a tube and this includes the price of the tubes. Granted I do buy some of my supplies in greater quantity than most people. I also enjoy being able to supply my family and friends with quality health & beauty products.
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