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Body & Soul: Beeswax Lip Balm

By Janice Cox
August/September 2010
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Beeswax is a classic lipstick ingredient that dates back to the early 1900s when commercial lipsticks were first introduced.

• 1⁄4 cup grated beeswax
• 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
• 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
• 1 tablespoon light oil, such as almond, sunflower or canola

1. Mix together all ingredients in a heat-resistant container.

2. Heat the mixture gently in the microwave or on the stovetop until just melted. Stir well until you have a pale golden liquid.

3. Pour melted mixture into lipstick tubes or a shallow oiled pan. Allow mixture to cool completely. If using a pan, unmold and cut the hardened mixture into small sticks. Wrap each stick in aluminum foil.

Janice Cox and her daughter, Lauren Cox, co-authored EcoBeauty: Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2009). Find it at . 

Click here for the main article,  Body & Soul: Get Gorgeous Skin With Honey .

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