Over the past few years Nana has found that she is becoming more and more allergic to lipstick and lip balm. We think it is the petroleum products that are in most cosmetics, that she is allergic to. So we set out to make a lip balm with really simple ingredients that she could use. We looked at many different recipes and found used a combination of beeswax and a variety of different oils. We decided to use canola oil because we knew it would not bother Nana (you can eat this stuff) and doesn't have much flavor. Canola worked great, but you could substitute your favorite oils. We put ours in an empty lib balm tube. You can use any small container. You can also buy new containers on line. We just ordered a 10 pack for $5 at Amazon. This recipe will make a little over a 1/3 of a cup of lip balm. Make a few tubes for you and share some with someone you love!
What you need:
1/3 cup of canola oil
1/8 cup of beeswax pellets (or grated beeswax) We
used organic cosmetic grade beeswax.
We poured the oil and beeswax into a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave until the beeswax melts. It took ours about 3.
Stir well. Pour into your containers and let harden. (about 30 minutes)
We have been using the lip balm for about a week now. Our lips have never been happier! Nana has also tried it and found that it did not irritate her lips at all!
While doing research for this project we discovered that there are a lot of questionable ingredients in many cosmetics. We are hoping to share more homemade beauty products with you over the next few weeks that work great and are safe to use! You are gonna love them!