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Offline CarolineW

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Lemon Rosemary Lip Balm
« on: October 31, 2016, 06:15:51 pm »
I got this recipe from https://www.thedabblist.com/diy-lemon-rosemary-lip-balm/

I made it last winter and it was very successful.  I will make it again.

1/2c. (125 ml)  almond oil (or other base oil)
2 tbsp beeswax
1 tsp vitamin E oil
15 drops lemon essential oil*
15 drops rosemary essential oil
1 tbsp castor oil (optional, if you want a bit of shine)

* citrus oils should not be worn in the sun.  Adding carrot and/or raspberry seed oils adds SPF factor of 28-50.

Directions:

In Thermomix combine the almond oil and beeswax until melted. 50 / 4 mins / speed 3

Once melted, remove the bowl from heat and add in vitamin E oil, lemon, and rosemary essential oils. If you want a bit of gloss to your balm, add 1 tbsp of castor oil.  If you want some colour, add a little beetroot powder, cocoa powder, etc.

Mix together and pour into lip balm tubes or little pots. Let sit until cool and solidified.


I used a mix of almond oil, marigold oil, coconut oil, and jojoba in mine.  They melted too easily for use in the summer, but were great in the winter.  For summer use I would increase the level of beeswax I think - unless someone with more experience than me has something better to recommend?  Carnauba wax, perhaps??
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Re: Lemon Rosemary Lip Balm
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 07:21:17 pm »
Gosh, Caroline, haven't seen you posting for ages.

Thanks for this recipe, I am strongly tempted to give it a go as I invariably find lip balms have horrible tastes and are too solid and pull my lips all over the place, I like something a little softer.
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Re: Lemon Rosemary Lip Balm
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 06:11:20 am »
I wonder why citrus oils shouldn't be worn in the sun? I guess there is a very good reason.
I tend to use my older lipsticks or DD's cast offs around the house.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Lemon Rosemary Lip Balm
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 04:27:30 pm »
I wonder why citrus oils shouldn't be worn in the sun? I guess there is a very good reason.

They are photosensitive, so your lips (or whatever part of your body has the citrus oils on) are likely to burn badly in strong sun.
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Re: Lemon Rosemary Lip Balm
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 11:30:47 am »
Thanks. I was unaware of that.
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