Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1999
Homemade lip balm, infused with your favorite doTERRA Essential oils, will make your lips delicious while smoothing and softening them. Using essential oils (such as lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, or peppermint), you can customize this basic recipe, which consists of unscented oil and wax. Purchase tubes and plastic tubs like the ones shown here (cosmetics jars are also ideal). The recipe yields 1/2 ounce.
Ingredients: 3 teaspoons grated unbleached beeswax; 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor, or jojoba); 6 or 7 drops essential oil; 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor (optional).
1. Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a *double boiler*, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump.
2. To add a little color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20 minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons carrier oil.
* Instead of a double boiler you can use a Mason Jar sitting in water to melt wax and mix ingredients. It works well and causes less mess to clean. Keep the jar for mixing up all the products you can make from scratch that we will post here. Just don't forget and use it for food prep.