Tuesday 9 January 2018

DIY: Coconut and Hibiscus Lip Balm

I stand by what I said in the video - life without lip balm is a dry and crusty existence. Aside from my phone and wallet, it is the one constant thing I have to have with me whenever I'm out and about. Hands up if you can relate.

In this fun little video and post, I show you how to make your very own coconut, shea butter and hibiscus-infused lip balm. Goodbye crust, hello nourishment.

If you're stuck on where to find soy wax, click here to get 500g of the stuff for £3.50 on Amazon. Similarly, you can get dried hibiscus flowers for £2.20 here.

(Makes 1 small pot)

- 1 heap tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp shea butter
- 1 tsp soy wax
- 1 tsp hibiscus syrup

For homemade hibiscus syrup:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp dried hibiscus flowers (sorrel)
- 1 level tsp brown sugar

If you're making your own hibiscus syrup, add the water, dried hibiscus flowers and brown sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil until it just starts to thicken.

Place the coconut oil, shea butter, soy wax and 1 tsp of the hibiscus syrup in a small microwavable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for another 10-20 seconds if necessary and stir again until the oils and wax have melted.

Pour into a small lip balm container (you can reuse an empty one) and leave to set completely. If you're impatient, pop it in the fridge to set in half the time.

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