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November 28, 2019

Homemade Gifts

We love the idea of making something for loved ones at Christmas time. Homemade gifts are often a more sustainable option, as well as being chock-full of love and thoughtfulness.

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Sacha’s restorative lip balm is the perfect salve for sun-kissed lips, perfect for gifting in an upcycled jar or even one of our tins! 


Ingredients:

  • 16g beeswax (locally-sourced is best for quality, restorative properties, animal welfare and sustainability. It’s also a fun way to get to know your local beekeeping community!)
  • 7g red raspberry seed oil (jojob or grapeseed oils will also work and are easier to source).
  • 13g organic coconut oil
  • 13g sweet almond oil
  • 3-6 drops of your chosen essential oil (Sacha recommends carrot seed, roman chamomile or rose geranium for their skin healing properties. Peppermint is nice for a little lip tingle and invigorating smell. Avoid any citrus  essential oil, like lemon or orange as they are photosensitive and may lead to burnt lips in the sun! Mix and match, but no more than 6 drops. )

 


To make:
 
Add all the ingredients apart from the essential oils into a heat-proof bowl, place in a bain-marie of boiling water and heat until melted and mixed together.
 
Test the consistency by taking a little out and letting it cool, or place it in the fridge to speed the cooling process up. If you’d like your balm a little more waxy then add more beeswax; to make softer and more easily spreadable add sweet almond oil.
 
Take off heat and then add the essential oils last (avoid cooking the essential oils so they don’t lose their potency). 
 
This will make ~ 50g of lip balm.

 

Happy gifting from the heart 💛✨

 

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