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.