介绍: Easy Homemade Coconut and Beeswax Lip Balm!
The easiest lip balm ever. Great for chapped lips and even as a hand salve! I've been using it as a lip balm all day, and on my hands at night.
并且因为它是用椰子油和蜂蜡制成的，它味道像蜂蜜和新鲜的椰子 - 你不需要任何其他调味料！
Step 1: What You'll Need:
- containers for lip balm - you can use tubes or pots, or even reused tins, like Altoid's Minis
- small grater
- yellow beeswax
- 椰子油（我真的推荐Bronner博士 - 它闻起来最好！）
- vitamin E oil
- chopstick or something similar for stirring
Also make sure that your hands and tools are clean before starting - you don't want to get any nasties in the balm.
第2步: The Basic Formula
- 1 part beeswax
Step 3: The Vitamin E Oil.
Step 5: The Beeswax!
You'll need a teaspoon full of beeswax. I prefer to grate it on a sheet of parchment or freezer paper so that I can transfer it easily to the spoon.
Press the beeswax into the spoon until it's full. Make sure to really pack it in there! If you don't get the full amount, the balm will be softer and oilier. Which is not necessarily bad, and it makes a great hand cream... I learned a lot during my trial runs with this. :P
Step 6: Stir Everything Up and Microwave!
I tend to microwave 30 seconds as a time, take it out and stir, and then microwave again. Heat the mixture until the beeswax melts completely and the oil looks nice and golden.
Pour it into your container before it has time to set up!
Step 7: Down Time.
It'll take your balm a little while to set up - no more than a couple hours. Leave it out somewhere that no one will bother it and let it harden. The first two pictures are a few minutes in, the last two are an hour or so after.
Just make sure you can't feel any heat and that the balm is a nice cream color.
Step 8: Use It!
I can't vouch for how long it'll last, but I'm about a month in on my first batch and it's still wonderful and I'm getting low. As long as you use only oils and the vitamin E, you should have a decent shelf life. Just don't mix any water in there, because it can lead to mold and other gross things. :D