Homemade Lavender Mint Lip Balm

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  1. Dana says:

    How long does shea butter last and what else can I use it for??? Will it last longer if stored in the freezer??? The 16 oz jar is pretty expensive and it seems like it would take forever to use up making lip balm …

  2. Shannon Norris says:

    Where do I buy Shea butter and bees wax?

  3. Kathryn says:

    Where can I buy the lip balm tin containers

  4. Rita says:

    where is a good source for good quality essential oils at a fair price?

  5. Julia says:

    Where can I find quality oils for a decent price?

  6. Laura says:

    This turned out so nice! So smooth and feels great. My question is, what is the best way to clean out the pan I used to melt everything in?

  7. Kristin says:

    If using tins for this recipe ( let’s say the 1/2 oz tins), how many tins would this recipe yield? Thanks!

  8. Liz says:

    I have developed an intolerance to coconut products (resulting in an extremely itchy contact dermititus rash) and am so bummed b/c I make a lot of natural products using it, not to mention I can’t continue with my daily oil pulling. Is there a good substitute to use in place of coco oil?

  9. Cynthia says:

    Does the essential oil have to be edible or can one us the aromatherapy oils for lip balms?

  10. LovelyLaura says:

    Can I use avocado oil instead of the Shea butter or will it leave the lip balm too runny?

  11. Shawn wolf says:

    Why do you use chopsticks?

  12. Liz says:

    can I use cocoa butter instead of Shea? I have a lot of cocoa butter on hand that I need to use up. I suppose it might alter the smell a little bit though.

  13. Carrie says:

    brambleberry.com and bulkapthecary.com are excellent sources for all the products in this recipe. I love making my own lip balms & I always use their supplies. Just a tip to keep your pans clean….I prefer to use a double boiler method when melting my ingredients. I use mason jars because they’re designed to withstand high temperatures and I sit it inside a small saucepan with water. A pyrex container also works well. The spout is handy for pouring into tubes and I like to sit the handle outside the edge of my saucepan when I melting the ingredients.
    To clean the jar, I wipe out as much as I can with a paper towel, then wash with dawn. It works pretty well for me.

  14. stan weros says:

    Protein powder isolate vs.non-isolate.which is best?

  15. Sarah says:

    Do you have any tips on how to make shaving or cutting up the beeswax any easier? I found myself looking like a madwoman trying to stab the block of beeswax to break off small enough pieces to measure. Shaving or grating it was near impossible, not to mention the huge mess it created! Thanks.

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    615-448-5409

  17. Cici says:

    I’m confused about something: peppermint has menthol in it. Isn’t menthol an alcohol that will dry skin out? If so, why is it always used in lip balm?