I love to make little presents for the upcoming Christmas season, and this lip balm is one of my favourites. The best thing about this lip balm is the fact that it doesn't contain any chemicals, actually, it doesn't contain anything you can't eat. Which is the rule I try to live by; if you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin. 

I made enough for ten small glass containers, you can use less if you're only making it for yourself. If you’re vegan and don’t want to use beeswax, use the other option.

What you'll need: 

50g yellow beeswax
30g cocoa butter
30g coconut oil
30g shea butter
essential oil (I used orange) 
Mica powder for color (optional) 

Vegan option:

60g cocoa butter
60g shea butter
20g coconut oil
essential oil + mica powder

How to: 

Melt Cocoa butter, Shea butter and coconut oil in a glass bowl over boiling water. Melting beeswax over steam in a double container was slow and messy so I melted it in a pot on super small flame and it worked fine. I added the oil mixture into melted beeswax and added 10 drops of orange essential oil. Transfer into glass containers (or whatever you'll be using) while hot. And that's it! 
If you'd like to add some color and you can find mica powder (a natural, mineral color), add at the end. I only found light pink mica and used it for half of the balms. 

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