DIY

Lip balm

Say goodbye to commercial lip balms and go natural, your lips deserve it! These easy DIY lip balms are not only moisturizing, but healthy for your lips and your wallet!

Ingredients:
1 ounce beeswax
1 ounce coconut oil
1/2 ounce shea butter
1/2 ounce cocoa butter
20 drops Peppermint essential oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
Lip balm containers

Note: This recipe makes 3 ounces of lip balm so make sure you have enough containers. This recipe will make 20 lip balm tubes. You can always reduce the batch size by cutting the recipe in half.

Directions:
Line up empty containers. If you are using a lip balm stick, make sure it ihas been twisted down.
Measure butters and oils and place in glass jar.
Fill a large saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add glass jar to center of saucepan.
Stir every few minutes until ingredients are melted and combined.
Once wax is melted, remove from heat and let sit 3 minutes then add essential oils.
Pour mixture into lip balm containers and let cool.
If you would like to make tinted lip balm, move to the next two steps.
Add a pinch of colored mineral makeup until you get your desired color. Stir until combined.
Pour tinted lip balm into containers and let cool.

Tip: If you want a harder lip balm, add an additional 1/2 ounce of beeswax. For an even softer lip balm, add an additional 1/2 ounce of coconut oil.

This lip balm makes a great gift and can easily be customized. Change the color or the scent by using a variety of mineral makeup and essential oils. If you don’t have time to make your own lip balm then the doTERRA Natural Lip Balm with Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oil is a fabulous alternative!

– See more at: http://mydoterra.com/essentials4us/

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Who doesn’t love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? The butters and oils used in this recipe are the perfect combination that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying. Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice. This also makes a great gift!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Shea Butter

1/2 cup Cocoa Butter

1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil*

15 drops Wild Orange Essential  Oil*

Double Boiler

Hand/Stand Mixer

 

Directions:

  1. Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
  2. Fill a large skillet/saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
  3. Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10-15 minutes)
    Tip: Use a popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
  4. Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
  5. Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.
  6. Once chilled, take out of refrigerator. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3-5 minutes).
  7. You’re done! Store mixture in a glass jar and keep in a cool place.

Note: The body butter should be stored in a cool place. If you need to re-fluff the body butter you can simply whip it back up to the consistency you like with a hand mixture.

– See more at: http://mydoterra.com/essentials4us/

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