Friday, March 28, 2008

Recipe for Beeswax Lip Balm

Cocoa Mint Lip Balm
By Natasha Singer, The New York Times, 3/27/2008

This formula for homemade lip balm is adapted from a recipe used by students in a Cosmetic Chemistry course, with adult supervision, at the Museum of Science in Boston.

1 1/2 tablespoons shea butter
1 tablespoon beeswax
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa butter
1 drop Vitamin E
3 to 5 drops peppermint oil

1. Bring water to boil in a pan. Turn down to simmer.
2. Put shea butter, beeswax and cocoa butter in a clean Pyrex jar and
carefully set the jar in the pan of water.
3. Stir gently with a wooden stirrer until the ingredients melt. Turn
off stove.
4. Using a potholder, carefully remove jar from pan.
5. Add Vitamin E and peppermint oil. Stir well. Pour into clean containers.

Let cool and harden. Seal with a tight lid and label.

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