Lip Balm

Lip balm

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.


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  1. Hi – so many choices of vitamin E (natural D, synthetic DL, natural mixed) – which one would you recommend? Same question for cocoa butter – refined vs unrefined which I understand has more of a smell? Thanks

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      Hi Suze, I would recommend using natural vitamin E caps which can be identified on the bottle, look for d-alpha tocopherol, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, or d-alpha tocopheryl succinate.
      If you see a dl– prefix that will be a synthetic form. As for the cocoa butter that’s up to you, both will work, depends whether or not you like the slight flavour of unrefined, I love LifeFoods Raw Organic Cacao Butter

  2. Hi Wendyl
    I am starting to get in to using your recipes for cleaner living. The question I have is with this recipe for lip balm, in your original recipe it did not have the icing sugar or vitamin e.
    Is this recipe above better or is it just a personal choice.

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      Hi Linda, this recipe is is ‘better’ due to the vitamin e, however the icing sugar is a personal choice and not necessary

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