Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Homemade Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
Natural Beauty (112)      Homemade Health (77)     
This is so easy and so delicious you'll never want to buy lip balm again. You can use the recipe base and substitute the vanilla for whatever flavours or scents float your boat. This recipe makes around 115gm (seven or eight 15gm pots) so adjust accordingly if you want to make more or less. It's easy to make a batch and give what you won't use to friends and family as a thoughtful, handmade gift.



lip balm, homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lip balm, lip balm recipe, homemade lip balm ingredients, organic lip balm


Ingredients
One tablespoon grated beeswax
Two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Two tablespoons coconut oil
One tablespoon honey
Half a teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: 2 drops of vitamin E oil if you have it - this will give it a longer shelf life.



homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lipbalm, honey and vanilla lipbalm, vanilla and honey lipbalm, organic lipbalm, lipbalm ingredients, homemade lip balm ingredients


Method
1. Grate or shave the beeswax and add to a double boiler or a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of water, on low heat.



homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lipbalm, honey and vanilla lipbalm, vanilla and honey lipbalm, organic lipbalm, lipbalm ingredients, homemade lip balm ingredients


2. Add the olive oil and coconut oil, stir in, and continue to stir at regular intervals until everything has melted and merged (takes 6 - 10 minutes).



homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lipbalm, honey and vanilla lipbalm, vanilla and honey lipbalm, organic lipbalm, lipbalm ingredients, homemade lip balm ingredients



homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lipbalm, honey and vanilla lipbalm, vanilla and honey lipbalm, organic lipbalm, lipbalm ingredients, homemade lip balm ingredients


3. Remove from the heat and use a small whisk or chopstick to mix the honey in, then the vanilla extract (and vitamin E oil if you're using it).



lip balm, homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lip balm, lip balm recipe, homemade lip balm ingredients, organic lip balm


4. Pour into your pots or tubes - use a funnel if easier - allow to cool and set, then pop the lids on and label.



lip balm, homemade lip balm, homemade vanilla and honey lip balm, lip balm recipe, homemade lip balm ingredients, organic lip balm


And that's it, the whole process from start to finish takes thirty minutes, and the product will last up to two years.

Tips
Prepare all your ingredients and utensils before you start, things happen quickly once the oils have melted.
It can get messy, so for your first time you may want to lay some newspaper over your work space.
To clean your utensils you'll find it easier if you wipe them off with a paper towel first to absorb some of the oils.
Where it can often go wrong is with the honey - it can be difficult to blend and can end up separating and sitting at the bottom of your finished product. I've found the best way to avoid that is to keep whisking once you've added the honey, take a short break to add the vanilla, then keep whisking right up to when you pour into the pots.

Give it a go, leave a comment to let us know how it goes, and if you discover any delicious flavour combinations.

Categories
#Natural Beauty
#Homemade Health
I like this Article - 16
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Clare Deville
For decades the so-called experts have been advocating the consumption of low-fat milk and milk prod...
25 likes
Sometimes the most beneficial and economical products for our skin can be found in our fridge or pan...
7 likes
Batabatacha is a little known Japanese fermented tea that scientists have discovered contains biolog...
8 likes
While some women cruise through the stages of their monthly cycle, most suffer a variety of symptoms...
7 likes
Quinoa porridge is not only delicious and highly nutritious - it is a wonderful alternative for thos...
4 likes
This simple homemade facemask is incredibly cleansing and nourishing for the skin
9 likes
view all articles by Clare Deville
Articles by Clare Deville on Other Hubs
3 likes
ID: 5363
[ Submit a Comment ]
How much does this recipe make?! (mL)
Hi biddy

I'm not sure of the exact measurement in ml, it's not a high volume - you can see from the pictures that it fits in a small bowl. You can go from the measurement in grams (first paragraph) to ascertain how much storage you will need.

Hope that helps
Clare
Hi Yasha

1. Olive and coconut oils are used to cleanse, moisturise and nourish the skin; you can substitute them with other oils like almond or jojoba.
2. The honey is a flavour but is also highly beneficial for skin as it contains antioxidants, is antibacterial, and extremely soothing and moisturising - it can be left out if you choose to.
3. If your balm has not set, the beeswax may not have been mixed in thoroughly or, considering you have brown stuff at the bottom (honey) it is likely that the honey wasn't whisked through for long enough - see the 'Tips' at the bottom of the recipe. The honey stage is where it can easily go wrong and you must keep whisking right up until you pour the mix into the pots. You could try pouring everything back into your double boiler and whisking on a low heat to see if it all comes together; failing that you'll have to start again and remember to keep whisking!

Hope that helps, best of luck, let me know how you go!

Clare
Hey..i tried your method of making a vanilla lip balm..i have a few queries..i would want to know why did you use materials like olive oil, honey and coconut oil and what can be the alternative of olive oil and honey..also i think i have kept my lip balms to harden for quite some time but its still wet i reckon coz the color at the bottom is brown n on the top is off whitish..so i think it hasn't dried yet..it would be great if you could reply asap..the picture attached has both the colors mentioned and only this particular one is like this rest have off whitish on top and brown at the bottom..plz help
Trending Articles
**Minimalism** is one of the latest trends in health and lifestyle, offering a **richer** life lived...
8 likes
We spend roughly a **third** of our life in **bed**, so it is actually **really worth** taking the t...
7 likes
**Flaxseed** (also known as **linseed**) - although tiny - pack an impressive **nutritional** punch...
7 likes
You spend about a third of your life asleep
6 likes
Meatloaf is quite a popular meal because it doesn’t require much work in the kitchen, and could be s...
6 likes
It seems there's a fine line between ADHD and immaturity, as there is growing evidence of significan...
5 likes
We are all busy
5 likes
If you love chocolate, you will love this breakfast idea
5 likes
**Smoothies** can be a great way to up your **fruit** and **veg** intake, as well as hit your **vita...
3 likes
Chickpeas are a popular meat replacement with vegetarians
7 likes
Categories
Nutrition (240)
Vegan (120)
How To (61)
Lists (59)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version