DIY Organic Lip Balm
Don't let the harsh winter weather conditions leave you looking like a bad Dave Chappelle character, quench your lips' thirst with a simple, all-natural lip balm you can make at home in less than five minutes.
This recipe is super simple and only requires two ingredients: organic shea butter and organic coconut oil. Depending on how much you want to make, your actual measurements will vary, but I like to use a 3:1 ratio with shea butter being the main ingredient.
All you do is melt the two ingredients in the microwave or a double boiler until they are well blended, pour into containers and place in the fridge until they are cooled. After it's set (overnight), you can store it at room temperature for easier application.
I found these particular containers in the travel section at Five Below, but they are available at most discount stores. You could get fancy and flavor your lip balm with a food grade candy flavoring, but I prefer it plain, because you can use it on other places besides your lips, such as dry hands, or your ashy knees and elbows. This is also safe for use on children.
This has the feel of a very rich balm, but is not quite as greasy as a more coconut oil dominant mixture would be. It makes a great overnight foot treatment. Slather your feet in it before bed and put on some socks and in the morning your feet will be so much softer and with extended use you can even stop making those annoying little pills on the sheets because of your troll feet.
Jokes aside, having soft skin doesn't need to come with tons of chemicals and stuff you can't pronounce, keep it simple, It's better for you, better for the environment and it makes you look super cool when you tell your friends you made it yourself.
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