This is a fantastic recipe, and the balm is especially good for your lips with the addition of vitamin E oil, which also acts as a preservative. I tested this on my daughter and her two friends one Saturday afternoon, and their favourite was orange, using sweet orange essential oil. Do not make the mistake of thinking that adding vanilla essence will work. It doesn’t. You need to add the stronger-smelling essential oils.
- 20 ml sweet almond oil
- ½ tsp beeswax, grated, or beeswax pellets, cosmetic grade
- ½ tsp cocoa butter
- 1 tsp icing sugar
- 1 capsule vitamin E
- 5 drops essential oil (sweet orange, rose and peppermint all work well)
- Melt oil, beeswax and cocoa butter in a double boiler (or use a bowl sitting on a saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl stays above the water). Add icing sugar and stir to dissolve. Take it off the heat and add vitamin E by piercing the capsule and pouring oil in. Add essential oils, stir and pour into a lip balm jar.