Monday, 2 May 2016

Vanilla Honey Lip Balm

This takes a little more effort to make than some lip balms, but it's worth it. 

To make this you will need:


Place the oil, honey and wax in the top of a double boiler. Gently warm over a low heat until the wax is completely melted. 

Remove from the from heat. Add the vanilla essential oil and stir to combine. 

Now beat the balm for 30-60 seconds. This is to prevent the honey from separating out as the mixture cools. Once the mixture begins to cool and thicken it can be transferred into a small pot. Leave it to set for a couple of hours then it's ready to use.

The balm will keep for up to 12 months. Makes approximately 40g.






A note on wax: Candelilla wax can be substituted for beeswax if preferred.



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19 comments:

  1. I really want to make this. I love these kind of lib balms. You should link up with Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. Sunday-Wednesday. Check it out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2461

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  2. This looks really easy to make, thank you for sharing! I can't wait to make!

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  3. How lovely, another wonderful sounding product I can make myself. I always need a nice lip balm for my nightstand - thanks for sharing this found you at Turn It Up!

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  4. I never thought to try making lip balm. Where do you get your small containers?

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    1. I get mine from a local wholesaler, but have seen them on both Amazon and Etsy. Search for aluminium tins.

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  5. I need some beeswax, I have everything else!! I would love to make my own lip balm.

    Thanks for being so awesome and linking up as soon as #bloggerspotlight starts!!

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  6. This lip balm sounds delicious, not to mention moisturizing. LOL! I really like this recipe (and the notes that you provide). I will have to try this for sure! Thank you so much for sharing this with #UpsyDaisyLinkup!

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  7. I would love to try some of your ideas however I just don't seem to make the time to get the ingredients. This lip balm would smell beautiful and I love vanilla. Have a lovely day.

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  8. Oh my goodness! What a great lip balm recipe!

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  9. My favorite flavors in a lip balm! It never would have occurred to me to make my own. Thanks for the recipe, I think I will give this a try. / visiting from #SITS Saturday Share and loving this sweet discovery

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  10. This lip balm sounds amazing and so moisturizing. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I am so delighted that you shared your smart, green and healthy Vanilla Honey Lip Balm with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

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  12. What a great tutorial for making lip balm. And there is nothing better than using all natural ingredients.Pinning and sharing. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Inspiration.

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  13. Yes! This is fantastic! I'd love to make this lip balm. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe at Inspiration Thursday last week.

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  14. I have all of this stuff in my kitchen right now, I think I'm going to go make some, I love lip balm and homemade personal products are a must in our home. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Homestead Blog Hop, I hope we see you again this week!!

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    1. Let me know how it turns out. :)

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  15. I will be making this soon! I love lip balms.. Thank you for sharing this over at #bloggerspotlight link party. I will be featuring you for tonight's party, hope to see you again! Pinned :)

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  16. Let me know how it turns out and thank you for the feature :)

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