Saturday, August 2, 2014

All Natural Non-Toxic Shea Butter and Beeswax Lip Balm

The pineapple is just part of the picture. No pineapples
were harmed during the making of this lip balm.
We all should know by now that what we put on our skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream -- and unlike when we ingest foods and medications, it doesn't travel through our liver to get filtered out first. The chemicals in our drugstore lotions, creams, shampoos, makeup, soaps, etc go straight into our bloodstream.

I mentioned this in my post "Is Your Shower Slowly Killing You?" and highly recommend that people switch to non-toxic, natural, organic and/or homemade personal care products.

The main ingredient in many of my DIY Homemade personal care products is shea butter. I have my super popular Body Butter Recipe that has been re-pinned all over Pinterest...  but now I want to make some lip balm with this shea butter.

After fooling around with a few different ingredients to try to find the best mixture for me, I think I nailed it!  Many recipes are floating around, with the main ingredient being beeswax. For this recipe we want to have a ratio of beeswax to shea butter  of 1.5 to 1 (so when you have 3T of beeswax you want 2T of shea butter. You can scale it up or down accordingly, depending on how many tins of lip balm you want to make.


NOTE: After grating the beeswax and measuring the shea butter out, you will eventually have to clean the kitchen gear. Boiling water and Dawn dish soap is the best combination for that.

3 T grated beeswax
2 T Shea butter
1/2 tsp almond oil
4 drops Vitamin E oil
4 drops vegetable glycerine (optional)
Essential oils of your choice

1. Grate the beeswax, or you can use the beeswax pellets, whatever form you get, to make it melt easier

2. Put the shea butter and beeswax in a glass container and melt in the microwave (every 30 seconds, stir.... depending on how powerful your microwave is, it could be anywhere from 1 minute to 3 minutes). OR... for those of you who do not like the microwave, you can use a double boiler. If you don't have a double boiler, put some water in a saucepan and heat it up. Put the glass container in the water, so you can melt the beeswax and shea butter.

3. Set your glass container on the counter, and add your almond oil, vitamin E oil and vegetable glycerine (optional). Stir.

4. Now, have some fun. Get your essential oils out and make the combinations you prefer. I did two separate combinations:

#1)  6 drops peppermint + 2 drops lavender
#2)  3 drops each of: sweet orange, pink grapefruit, and lime
My husband hates peppermint (weirdo!) so I made the citrus one especially for him.

I poured the liquid into the tins that I have. You can use old tins from Burt's Bees, or recycled chapstick tubes, or you can buy the tins on Amazon here.

You have to be quick about this as it sets up pretty fast. (you have a minute or two, don't worry).

These make awesome gifts, or you can hoard them for yourself :)

I used only raw and unrefined shea butter. There are so many reasons to buy pure organic ingredients when you make your own personal care items. And while I did receive this shea butter for free, to review, I still would recommend it anyway. Shea butter has so many uses, mostly in beauty care and skin care. It is great for dry skin, eczema, and even for stretch marks. You can feel great about what you are putting on your skin, and not worry about toxins reaching your bloodstream.

About Me: Hi! I am Rebecca :) I am the owner of Purify Your Body Detox Foot Pads. I love natural health and wellness, and I love to eat real food. :) 

I love my family, and my pets. I actually love all animals -- they are much nicer than most humans! I don't watch TV and haven't watched a movie in the theater for more than 9 months. I would much rather read a book!

I love to garden and make homemade products -- body butter, toothpaste, perfume, cheese, yogurt, etc. It tastes better when it's made from scratch!  Contact me here:

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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