How to Make Rose Lip Balm

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


| April 2, 2014



Rose lip balm in pretty tins.

Learn how to make rose lip balm. When placed in small pots or jars, it fits perfectly into purses or briefcases.


Photo by Yuki Sugiura

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.

Purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Gifts from the Garden.

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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