By Cynthia Mosher
Web Director, Mothering
This is a nice lip cream for dry winter lips, and totally veg. Try to find organic oils and waxes to make it even better.
1 tablespoon carnauba wax
1 tablespoon macadamia wax
1 tablespoon mango butter
6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoon castor oil
2 tablespoon high oleic sunflower seed oil
2 tablespoon apricot kernel oil
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of a flavor oil
Melt the waxes in a sterile pot over very low heat, stirring until waxes are completely melted. Turn off heat and stir in mango butter, reheating slightly if necessary to melt.
Add the liquid oils and 1/2 teaspoon of flavor oil, if using. Stir again. Pour, while hot, into waiting lip balm tins, tubs, pots or tubes. Cool thoroughly before using. Makes approximately 6 oz. total.