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How To Make Coconut And Lime Lip Balm

17/02/2015 15:58 | Updated 20 May 2015

During the winter chill, there's no better treat for the lips than a hydrating balm. This all-natural version from the experts at Neal's Yard Remedies is conditioning on dry skin and best of all, the tropical scent is fruity and refreshing.

coconut lip balm

Want to try making your own? Once you've got the ingredients, it's easier than it looks...

To make 40g, you will need:

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp shea nut butter

1 tsp almond oil

1 tsp beeswax

4 drops lime essential oil

1 drop lemon essential oil

Then follow these steps:

1. Heat all the ingredients, apart from the essential oils, in a bain-marie (a heated bath) until the wax has melted. Remove from the heat.

2. Add the essential oils as the balm cools and mix well.

3. Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool for about one hour before placing the lid on. Store in a cool, dry place. It will keep for up to three months.

Top tip: Apply to the lips before bed to help them retain moisture as you sleep.

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