Make Your Own Glossy Lip Balm
Whip up this wonderfully nourishing and delightfully glossy lip balm to give as a gift to everyone on your list this Christmas.
- Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
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This organic lip balm gives lips a pretty sheen, and its rich butters and oils nourish the skin and prevent drying — petrochemical-based balms actually dry lips out over time, whereas this balm soothes and gradually smoothes away dryness. Package the lip balm in a pretty box lined with recycled tissue paper and tied with a vintage ribbon or some natural raffia.
- 1 tsp. cocoa butter, grated
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- 1 tsp. sweet almond oil
- 1/2 tsp. beeswax
- 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
- 2 drops of sweet orange or peppermint essential oil
- 1 small whisk
- 1 small recycled eye cream or lip balm jar and lid, sterilized
Put the cocoa butter, coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax in a heatproof bowl and melt them together in a double boiler.
Remove from heat. Add the gel and your choice of essential oil (peppermint is invigorating and zingy; orange is aromatic and delectable).
Mix the ingredients together using the whisk. The ingredients will cool quite quickly as you whisk and turn an opaque color.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008
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