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Wonderful Lip Balm

What you need: 

Vaseline
coconut oil (try to get the kind in a solid form)
Essential oils (peppermint is nice if you want it to tingle)
optional: a tiny bit of lipstick or some cocoa powder
a container with a lid for storage

What you do: 

In a small microwavable container mix a small amount of Vaseline and coconut oil. Add a very small drop of essential oils. If you would like the lip balm to be colored, cut off a tiny piece of you favorite color of lipstick or add a small spoon full of cocoa powder.
Melt the ingredients at 30 second intervals, stirring each time.
When they are liquid and completely combined, pour them into a small container. Put the containers in the refrigerator to cool. Once cool, they can be used!
Because of the tendency of coconut oil to melt very easily, this should not be kept in a pocket unless the container's lid is spill proof.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I would be interested in making this if i could find the un-petrolium stuff. 

I realize you posted like 2 years ago but you can find it at health food stores or online http://www.unpetroleum.com/

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I would be interested in making this if i could find the un-petrolium stuff.

but as a vegan i have to say, even some bees are harmed, by shaking the screens, smoking the hive, and scraping stubborn bees.

its good that you know the person but being vegan is to ensure no animals get hurt, even a small number, b/c of something we want.  ^~^ sorry, i just have a certain fondness for bees. on the other hand, if thats what it takes for ppl to stop buying personal products tested on animals.... these are just thoughts.

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Wow this is awsome. I can't wait to make this

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it doesnt have any measurments, does that matter? or do u just add as much as u want?

This is all about texture- you melt everything together-about 4 to 1 or so, oil to solid, and test a small drop on a piece of foil to see if it looks & feels right when cool.  If it's too "goopy", add more solid, if too hard, more oil.  Good luck!

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just so you know:

Coconut oil is solid below about 70 degrees.  usually grocery stores are around that temp. 
if it heats up at all, it will melt.  that is why it easily melts in the microwave.  check out your jar of coconut oil on a hot day (if, like me, you don't have AC) and you will see what i mean.

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When replacing/substituting the texture is the most inportant thing.  In this recipe, use unpetroleum jelly for petroleum jelly.  Another way to make a lip balm is to use a good oil-olive, sweet almond, etc, with just enough beeswax too make the texture what you want it to be.
I hope this helps,
Liz
I was wondering, does beeswax replace the petroleum jelly in recipes? Or the un-petroleum jelly? Or do both?  ???

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Hi,
There is no such thing as organic vaseline, but there is un-petroleum jelly.  I'd definitely use that instead.  Vaseline is a petroleum byproduct-not something that I'd want on my mouth.  I use organic olive oil and beeswax for my lips.

I was wondering, does beeswax replace the petroleum jelly in recipes? Or the un-petroleum jelly? Or do both?  ???

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Hi,
There is no such thing as organic vaseline, but there is un-petroleum jelly.  I'd definitely use that instead.  Vaseline is a petroleum byproduct-not something that I'd want on my mouth.  I use organic olive oil and beeswax for my lips.  I know that beeswax isn't vegan, but the beeswax I use I buy fron a man who has 10 hives and sells honey and beeswax at my local farmers' market.  I know that his bees are well taken care of and not harmed by his harvesting of their honey & wax.

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