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Tangerine lip balm (natural ingredients, no preservatives)

I use lip balms all over the year, several times per day and in great amounts. I keep one lip balm in my office drawer, one in my bag, one at home on the night stand... I think you got it: I'm a lip balm maniac

Fed up of buying commercial lip balms that are expensive and full of c**p I decided to prepare one by myself.
For the recipe the only suggestion I can give,  is to use beeswax,a solid oil and liquid oil/s..
Then you'll find the recipe you like most empirically: for example you can change the proportions of different ingredients to make the lip balm harder or softer. 
After having reviewed a lot of recipes I decided to invent mine:


Beeswax (33%)- mild antibacterial properties. 
Sweet Almond Oil (20%) - Good for dry, inflamed, or irritated skin. Contains vitamins and minerals. 
Avocado Oil (14%)- Rich in vitamins A, D, & E. Moisturizing and excellent for extremely sensitive skin. 
Shea Butter (33%)- Also known as the African karite butter. Moisturizing.

and some drops of tangerine essential oil (cosmetic grade, skin safe)

This is a water-free recipe so your lip balm should last longer than any other water-based preservative-free skin product, but less than 6 months (which is the average shelf-life of the ingredients I've used).




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