DIY lip balm recipe

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Hello lovelies! As you are all aware its another end of year holidays season, which means we are in for some harsh weather conditions that our beautiful skin don’t particularly like. Harmattan (if you are in Africa) and winter (in other parts of the world) can be very drying for our skin, hair and lips.
I discovered the recipe for this DIY lip balm, I tried it and loved it so much i decided to share it with you lovelies. So here it goes!

2 parts vegetable oil, and
1 part grated beeswax, melted together in a microwave (or a double boiler), and allowed to set back into a solid
To this, you can also add:
a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice, like lavender
a couple of drops of vitamin E oil, to act as a preservative
a little cocoa butter, which adds extra richness and protection
As for myself, I found this particular mix to have the nicest feel and the most lasting effect.

One more thing: in the absence of vitamin E oil (which I never seem to have on hand), this lotion will keep for about four weeks before starting to turn rancid. Don’t make a whole lot!

1 teaspoon avocado oil
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
1 teaspoon cocoa butter

1). Place all ingredients in a small jar (like an empty baby-food jar), and microwave on high for about one minute, or until the beeswax and the cocoa butter have melted completely (you can also melt everything together in a double boiler).

2). Remove the jar from microwave and allow to cool to room temperature (do not cover the container until the mixture have cooled completely to avoid condensation).

3). Once your lip balm has cooled, it is ready to use. Cover and keep it in a dark, cool place.

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