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Handmade lip balm

Making lip balms is very simple. Maybe a bit messy from time time, but it only takes a few minutes. This recipe makes about 15 lip balms. 21g of oliv ewax 15g cocoa butter 38ml of almond oil 2ml/g  (40-50 drops) your favourite essential oil In a double boiler, melt the beeswax, butter and oil.  Once the mixture has melted, take it out of the hot water and add the essential oils. It’s handy to keep water in the pot boiling, so you can reheat the mixture as it cools down quickly. Use a small beaker to pour the mixture into small cylinders. Be careful to not over-pour!  The mixture shrinks in the cylinders while cooling so you can top it up later. Wait for a few minutes for the balms so set. Reheat the lip balm mixture and top up the cylinders. Wait a few minutes and then put on the lids. Lip balms need a few hours to set before use. A little tip:  when cleaning at the end, stand the steel bowl and beakers or …