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How to Make Rose Lip Balm

Learn how to make rose lip balm to feel pampered, even on the go.

| April 2, 2014

Give thoughtful and unique gifts with home-grown flavor. Gifts from the Garden (Kyle Books, 2013) by Debora Robertson is an inspirational collection of pretty, practical projects. From edible to decorative, there’s a gift to suit every individual. The following project from “Herbs and Flowers” teaches you how to make rose lip balm for yourself, or the well-groomed gal pal.

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These little pots of lip balm serve a dual purpose, as they work very well as a nail and cuticle cream, too. They’re good gifts for well-groomed friends, particularly if you package them in shatter-proof containers—they’re perfect to carry around in a handbag or briefcase.

How to Make Rose Lip Balm

Ingredients



• 1⁄2 cup sweet almond oil
• 2 tablespoons dried rose petals, dried mint, or dried lavender
• 5 tablespoons beeswax, grated
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 2 vitamin E capsules

Small glass, metal, or plastic pots or jars (1oz is a good size). If they’re going to be left on a dressing table or in a bathroom cabinet, the sort of miniature jam jars that grace many a hotel breakfast are the perfect size.






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