Monday, March 16, 2015

Move Over Burt's Bees! DIY Lip Salve

Burt's Bees...move over! I love that stuff so much, and wish I could afford it more often!
IMG_20150314_122451139Then one of my sisters gave me a challenge; could I duplicate it?  Well, I love what I ended up with!

Well, here it is, and in the end it was so simple. All the fails were due to me, making it harder than it had to be.  It made 13, .25 oz pots.  I'm good for at least six months...or a year!

And without further ado, here is the recipe:
All Natural Lip Salve (Compare to Burt's Bees)
  • 1 part beeswax (I used an ounce)
  • 1 part shea butter or coconut oil
  • 1 part Olive Oil
  • 15-20 drops of extract or oil (I used Lavender)
  • ½ t Vitamin E Oil
In a double boiler, I placed my beeswax and olive oil, till melted and stirred well.

Lastly I placed my Shea Butter in, and dissolved it.
Taking it off the heat, I put in my Vitamin E oil, and the extract or essential oil in as well.

You could put a little Cocoa powder or Beet powder in for a blush of color. 

Mix and pour! That's it!   Enjoy!