Oh, my poor lips have been so dry and cracked because of the hot weather here. Funny thing is that I used to have the same problem during the fall while living in Sweden, where the cold made my lips dry. Maybe it’s just a fall thing? Anyway, my daughter 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.