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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:03

Therapeutic Tea Tree Lip Balm with Orange-Mint Flavor

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This recipe will yield a protective tea tree sheen and powerfully fresh flavor punch.

2 teaspoons beeswax
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
3 drops each of peppermint and sweet orange essential oils
2 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions: Measure beeswax and jojoba into a small metal bowl and place in a shallow pan of simmering water until wax is melted and fully incorporated into the jojoba oil. Remove bowl from simmering water and add essential oils. Stir and pour into an empty lip balm tube or small salve container. Cap and allow to set. Apply to lips as needed.

Modify the recipe accordingly to obtain the desired consistency; more oil equals more glide and thinner coating on the lips. More wax equates to better protection but can feel a bit sticky and has a sometimes undesirable "drag" to it when applied. Most of all – have fun!

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