This is the recipe I've been using (and tinkering with) for 10 years for myself, my family, and friends. We use it on lips, wind-chapped cheeks, cuticles, dry or cracked skin anywhere, and even on diaper rashes when my kids were babies! This recipe is a bit softer than the lotion bars - they have all the same ingredients but in quantities similar to the hand salve. It's poured into lip balm tubes instead of tins to solidify. You can still use it anywhere, it's not just for lips!
I have pretty sensitive skin and have found that even shea and cocoa butters make me break out. All the ingredients I use in these balms are safe to use anywhere on your body and gentle enough for babies. I also don't use pore-clogging ingredients because I want to be comfortable putting this on my face as well.
I make the balms using organic beeswax, almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E oil, and sweet orange essential oil. The combination of essential oil and beeswax make a really pleasant orange honey scent.
- Almond oil - I steep almond oil for several weeks in calendula flower petals before using it in bars and salves. Calendula is a medicinal plant with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that might make it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, diaper rash, or general skin irritations.
- Jojoba oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Sweet Orange essential oil
With such a short ingredient list, I like to play with quantities to change the consistency. I keep a mason jar of a soft batch in my bathroom for body lotion.
If you're in a warmer climate and the balm happens to soften, just put it upright in the fridge for a few minutes until it's solid again. Beeswax has a melting point of 145°F so it will take a lot of heat to make these melt. I almost always have a tube of this in the pocket of my jeans and have never had any problems with them softening.
Each lip balm comes in a standard 5.5ml twist up tube with a press on cap.
These are ready to ship!
If you're interested in more than the quantity listed in the shop please send me a message. I don't keep a large number of the balms/lotions in stock because I prefer to make small batches more frequently to keep them fresh. But I usually have the supplies on hand to accommodate a larger order!
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**Residents of Pennsylvania will be charged a sales tax of 6%**
All items (except wholesale listings) are in stock and will be shipped within 4 business days of payment. Shipping is via US First Class or Priority Mail unless otherwise noted or requested. Please let me know before payment if you would like insurance or tracking and I'll send you an updated invoice. Shipping deadlines for big holidays will always be posted in my shop announcement.
I will ship pretty much anywhere in the world. Unless otherwise requested, international orders are shipped the cheapest route. If shipping is cheaper than estimated, I will happily refund the difference!
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I make every item by hand and strive for perfect products. However, if you're not pleased I will accept returns if you contact me within 5 days of receiving your order. Custom orders and patterns are non-refundable. Returns are only accepted if items show no signs of use or damage. After the return is received you'll be refunded in the same way that you paid, or with in-store credit (minus shipping).
Most of my sewing has to wait until evening after a full day of schooling and playing with kids so it's difficult to do custom orders. I hope that as my kids get older, and I get more sleep, I can resume accepting custom orders!
Feb 28, 2021
I love the light scent.
Feb 14, 2021
Great lip balm! Soothes the eczema on my lips and can last all day. Thanks!
Jan 29, 2021
Jan 21, 2021
Quick shipping. Light beeswax/orange scent; not too strong.
Jan 20, 2021
Amazing product. Use it on dry patches due to mask wearing.