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Honey Lip Balm

Well a caller at the studio today bought the last two Honey Lip Balms so I thought it was time to make a new batch as they are also selling well along at the Craft Shop at Kildonan.

The ingredients include coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil, shea butter and real, fair trade honey.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

Warming the wax and oils in a jug

First of all the beeswax, oils and honey are heated gently, in a jug which is placed in a pan of warm water.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The wax, oils and honey are all melted

Here the wax, oils and honey are just about melted – it looks a little blurry, the steam from the water in the saucepan got on my camera lens!

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

Stirring in the mica colouring

Once the wax, oils and honey are melted the Vitamin E and the shiny gold mica colouring are added and stirred in really well.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

15 pots of Honey lip balm

The mixture is then poured quickly into the waiting pots – at least 10mls in each. The pots are then left to cool.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The lids, all labelled up ready and the cooling pots

While the lip balm is cooling i put the stickers on the lids.

Luxury handmade hebridean soap and lip balms made in uist honey

The finished item – Honey Lip Balm