You’re careful about what gets past your lips, but how about what goes on them? Kiss chemicals (and chapped lips) good-bye with natural skin care expert Karen Gilbert’s pucker-worthy recipe.
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Hemp and Honey Lip Balm
Makes four small jars
10 g beeswax
10g cocoa butter
15 g shea butter
4 tsp. almond oil
1 tsp. hemp oil
2 tsp. honey
1. Melt the beeswax, cocoa and shea butters, and almond oil in a double boiler.
2. Add the hemp oil and honey and stir gently until the mixture becomes a liquid. (Don’t worry if the honey is not totally dissolved at this stage.)
3. Remove from heat and pour the hot mixture into a jug. Blend with a milk frother until the honey is totally mixed in and the consistency is thicker but still pourable.
4. Divide mixture between the four small jars and leave to set.
Find 34 more homemade beauty recipes, including moisturizers, bath oils and cleansers, in Karen Gilbert’s A Green Guide to Natural Beauty, available online at amazon.co.uk, £9.
Photo: Courtesy of Stuart West