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Nourishing Lip Balm for Head-to-Toe Hydration

Whip up this homemade balm for velvety smooth lips. This handy lip balm can also be applied to your hands, feet and elbows to alleviate dry skin.

| November 2018

  • homemade lip balm
    This DIY lip balm is perfect for relieving rough, chapped lips and is a great soothing agent for dry skin.
    Image courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup
    “Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup,” by Heather Anderson fixes readers up with 79 simple recipes for homemade mineral make up.
    Cover courtesy Storey Publishing

  • homemade lip balm
  • Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup

Nourishing Lip Balm for Head-to-Toe Hydration

This lip balm is soft and supple. It would even make a great salve for very dry skin: you can use it on your hands, feet, and elbows! Store it in a small jar or metal tin, and apply with a finger or lip brush.

Yield: 3-4 (10-gram) jars


  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 tad any lip-safe mica(s) (optional)
  • 1 smidgens any lip-safe oxide(s) (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax granules or shredded beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa butter


  1. Combine the jojoba oil with the mica(s) and oxide(s), if using, and stir until thoroughly mixed, with no streaks.
  2. Combine the beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter in a heatproof container. Heat slowly in a microwave or on the stovetop until melted, stirring often.
  3. Stir the pigment-and-oil mixture into the melted solids until fully combined, with no streaks.
  4. Slowly pour the hot liquid mixture into jars, leaving enough room for the lids to be screwed on.
  5. Let cool for about 20 minutes, then screw on the lids.

More from Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup:

In Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup: 79 Easy Hypoallergenic Recipes for Radiant Beauty, Heather Anderson lets readers in on how to make your own mineral makeup that is customized to match your skin tone, balances your skin's needs, and is a cost-effective alternative to name-brand products. With 79 specially formulated recipes, readers will have their own homemade mineral make up, readers can easily concoct their own homemade mineral make-up. This excerpt is from Chapter 6, "Creating Your Cosmetics."

Excerpted from Make Your Own Pure Mineral Makeup © by Heather Anderson. Used with permission from Storey Publishing.

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