Lips Love Shea
For simple lip care, apply a thin layer of Shea butter to your lips daily.
If that sounds too easy, try making a lip balm with Shea butter.
Shea Butter Lip Balm
1 tsp beeswax *
3 tsp Shea butter
4 tsp oil (olive, sweet almond, or jojoba)
1 Vitamin E capsule
In a double-boiler, melt the beeswax, Shea butter and oil over low heat.
When melted, stir in the Vitamin E and pour the balm into a jar or tin. Allow to cool before using.
* Vegan version- use 1 tsp extra Shea butter and 1 tsp less oil instead of beeswax. Balm will be softer set but lovely for lips all the same.
Resist adding “natural” flavoring oils to lip balms, as the
synthetic chemicals in them will irritate your lips and the flavor encourages lip-licking, which dries out the skin.