DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm
Oh, my poor lips have been so dry and cracked because of the cold weather here and my kids also have dry lips. My daughter Bella and I were inspired to make our own lip balm to save a little money, so we know what’s in the balm, and to reduce waste. It was easier than I first thought and I’m super happy with the outcome. If you want to add a bit of color to the lip balm to make your lips both soft and colorful you can add a little beet powder.
I used the recipe from Going Zero Waste Blog but added some essential oils to make it a little more fun and flavorful. I poured mine into simple recycled empty tins but you can buy empty plastic lip balm sticks at amazon or if you are avoiding plastic Etsy sells ones made with cardboard.
- 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Butter, grated
- 1 Tablespoon High Quality Olive Oil
- A few drops of essential oils like lemon, mint, lavender and tangerine (my favorites).
- 1/2-1 Tsp beet powder (optional)
Over a double broiler, melt the cocoa butter until it’s liquid. Stir in the olive oil and a few drops of essential oils. Pour into tins or jar, and let cool on the counter overnight.
Here is another of my recipe for skin care for winter skin