Making Homemade Lip Balm Couldn't Be Easier

| 2/26/2019 12:50:00 PM

When I make something I try to make it the easiest way possible. Sometimes I choose complicated projects, but not usually. Lip balm is one of my easy projects and I need it so much in the winter time. I get chapped lips at the drop of the hat. I even use lip balm to soothe my dry, rough cuticles. When I'm sitting and waiting for something to happen I'll whip out my lip balm and touch a dab to each fingertips and rub it in. It feels good.

lip balm in metal tins
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Easy Orange Oil Lip Balm

Enough for 20 small lip balm containers

A word about used double boilers: They're not easy to find. Maybe someone left them too long on the stove and they burned black. I've done that a couple times over my long career so it's not unheard of! There's also the risk of leaving the boiling pot on the stove to boil dry and accidentally setting the kitchen on fire. I've never done that!

I don't want to buy a brand new double boiler for melting wax and paraffin so I just use two pots that are similar in size. The bottom is a little larger and the smaller top pot sets inside the slightly larger one. I got my top pot from a second hand store and it has a spout. Having a spout is very, very helpful. It's almost necessity here.


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