The weather outside is
frightful the pits
and the dry air inside
hurts my skin and lips!
I know that doesn't really rhyme
but it does tell the truth....
It's almost officially winter here
and my heels, hands, and lips
are longing to be ocean side
on a warm and balmy southern beach.
In the meantime, I've been
experimenting with making lip balm
(next best thing to being on the beach - not).
I think I've finally got the
recipe that works....
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Sweet Almond Oil
1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. Olive Oil
25g coconut oil (solid kind)
20g organic beeswax
15g cocoa butter (solid kind)
Dash of Peppermint Essential Oil
Melt oils and beeswax in
a small container over a double boiler
(I used a 2 Cup glass pyrex measuring cup
over some gently boiling water in a saucepan)
Keep stirring till melted
Remove from heat and add essential oil
Pour into 10-12 small (15ml) containers.
I purchased these at the Dollar Store.
Let stand till solid before putting on lids.
That's all there is to it
and now my lips feel amazing and
practically balmy ....
These will make great stocking stuffers
and purse stuffers.
Till next time ....... be careful out there. The weather forecast really IS frightful!!!!! I've got candles ready to go, the wood is stacked by the fireplace, and extra water in pails in the laundry room. Praying for safe travels as our kids fly home tomorrow.