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Category: Recipes: Lips

  1. Melissa and Tea Tree Cold Sore Remedy

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    Lemon Balm (Melissa) and Tea Tree are antibacterial and antiviral and help to relieve cold sores in this simple remedy.

     

     

     

    You will need:

     

    5ml apple cider vinegar

    10ml spring water

    2 drops melissa essential oil

    1 drops tea tree essential oil

     

     

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    Pour the apple cider vinegar into a dark glass bottle, then drop in the melissa and tea tree essential oils. Shake well to combine. Add the spring water and shake again. Shake before each use and apply with a cotton swab two to three times per day.

     

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  2. Ginger Lip Balm

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    This is a natural, spicy lip balm with no unnecessary chemicals added. Ginger fans will love this, however by varying the essential oil used there are no limits to the possibilities for this recipe…:o)

     

     

    You will need:

     

    20ml grated beeswax

    30ml sweet almond oil

    10ml castor oil

    5ml clear honey

    2 drops ginger essential oil

     

     

    Method:

     

    Place all the ingredients except the ginger essential oil into a double boiler or bain marie and heat until the beeswax has melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the ginger essential oil. Pour into a clean glass jar with a screw-top lid.

     

    Tip: If you prefer a coloured lip balm, try adding a small amount of a warm-coloured lipstick e.g. bronze, peach, brown etc. when melting the beeswax, honey and oils.

     

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  3. Strawberry Lip Gloss

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    Lip flavourings and natural colourants can be used to make lip balms and glosses more original and fun to use. Here strawberry flavouring is suggested, however there are other types worth trying out such as raspberry, caramel, coconut, chocolate, mango, pineapple etc.

     

     

    You will need:

     

    25ml castor oil

    1.5g beeswax

    1ml alkanet oil

    1ml strawberry flavouring

     

     

    Method:

     

    Melt the castor oil and beeswax together in a double boiler or bain marie. Add the alkanet oil and strawberry flavouring and stir thoroughly to distribute the colour and flavouring evenly. Remove from the heat and pour the warm mixture into lip gloss tubes.

     

     

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  4. Shiny Spearmint Lip Balm

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    Castor oil added to this lip balm helps keep lips soft and shiny for hours. There are many edible flavouring oils designed for lip products on the market such as chocolate, strawberry and toffee if spearmint is not to your taste. Or you can divide the mixture into small lip balm pots and have a variety of flavours.

     

     

    You will need:

     

    18g cocoa butter

    18g grated beeswax

    12g castor oil

    24g sweet almond oil

    10 drops spearmint essential oil

     

    Method:

     

    Melt the cocoa butter, beeswax, castor oil and sweet almond oil in a double boiler or bain marie until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the spearmint essential oil. Pour into a clean glass jar.

     

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  5. Peach and Honey Lip Balm

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    Honey is moisturising, healing and adds delicious flavour to this lip balm for kissable lips…:o)

     

     

    You will need:

     

    85g peach kernel oil

    10ml clear honey

    15g beeswax

    1ml vitamin E oil

     

     

    Method:

     

    Grate the beeswax and melt it in a double boiler or bain marie. Stir in the peach kernel oil and honey and heat until the honey has melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the vitamin E oil. Pour into a clean jar while still liquid.

     

     

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