Keep your lips feeling moisturized and happy with this hoppin' juicy fruit lip balm.
Use this recipe as a template for a Calendula based healing and protective lip balm. Just use your favorite skin-friendly essential oil blend. Perfect for year-round use.
Stick 12 lip balm tubes, uncovered, into the bottom of the lip balm tube tray, so they become the legs of the tray and are easy to fill with the melted lip balm.
Gather all ingredients and measure them in separate little bowls.
Blend the vegetable glycerin with the essential oils in a separate little bowl.
Fill a pot about 1/4 of the way with water and place the Pyrex measuring cup in the pot.
Add the beeswax to the Pyrex cup, put the burner on medium, enough for a simmer or low boil.
Stir the beeswax until almost melted.
Add the calendula oil, stir, and take off the heat as soon as it is melted.
Add the vegetable glycerin and essential oil blend to the Pyrex filled with the melted oils and butters. Vegetable glycerin is a bit tricky to work with and sometimes will separate out of the oil solution. Stir frequently and well to incorporate. This is an optional ingredient.
Stir and pour into the lip balm tubes. If the Pyrex lip is not thin enough for pouring into the tubes, you can also use a plastic pipette to siphon up the hot lip balm and squirt it into each tube. It takes longer this way but is more precise. If the lip balm starts to harden, place the Pyrex back into the hot water and it will stay liquid. Fill the tubes to the very top so once hardened, the top is smooth.
As soon as the liquid has begun to harden (this happens within a few minutes), gently pull the lip tubes out from the bottom, cover and allow to harden a few hours before use.
This blend was created at a 3% dilution. No safety concerns.
Kid safety: For kids between 5 and 10, we recommend using half the amount of essential oil listed.
The ingredient with the shortest shelf life becomes the shelf life of the entire blend.