Long Lasting Shea Butter Lip Balm Recipe

One of the first things I noticed about this lip balm recipe was its ability to stay put for a long time. The next thing I noticed was how soft my lips felt even after the balm had worn off.

This recipe makes a firmer lip balm than you might be used to, but it still goes on nice. As a bonus,  it holds up well in your pocket.

What you need:

1 oz beeswax

2 oz shea butter

1 oz castor oil

lip balm tubes or pots

Mix the ingredients in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 15 – 20 seconds, stir, and repeat until melted*.  Pour into tubes or pots. They are ready to use as soon as they’re cool. 

*I’ve never tempered my shea butter for this recipe, and I’ve never had trouble with crystallization, but if you want to, you can heat this up very, very slowly in a double boiler until it’s melted. 

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