One thing I have noticed with the wearing of a mask every time I go out is how dry my lips get!
I don’t know if it’s the mask that does that, or the fact I’m not wearing lipstick as much as I used to.
So, I decided that the term break was the perfect time to try something new: making my own lip balm! I’m going to brand it ‘Kiss My Mask’ because saying that makes me smile.
This all-natural lip balm recipe is easy and quick, and the end product is quite lovely. It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and there’s no colour to mess up my masks.
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There are myriad recipes for DIY lip balm on the internet. Some of them were very complicated, and every single one is a bit different than the others, even if they have the same ingredients in them.
In the end, I decided that proportion was the thing to get right, and the more straightforward I could make it, the better!
This was the recipe I used.
40g pure Shea butter
40 g coconut oil
80gm beeswax pellets
40 drops peppermint essential oil
Microwave safe jug
Wooden spoon for stirring
- Melt the Shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time.
- When it is all melted and no wax pellets remain, stir in essential oil.
- Pour into small pots or tins.
It will set at…
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