I wanted a lip balm that could help with cold sores, fever blisters, and dried, cracked lips. So I made this simulating, healing lip balm recipe for friends to use during times of stress or illness, when those symptoms most often erupt.
At a low heat, simmer the following for up to 45 minutes:
- 3 TBS coconut oil
- St John's wort
Add in for about the last 20 minutes (or until the color and smell of the herbs has seeped into the oil, leaving the herbs dull and weak), stir occasionally:
- rose petals
- lemon balm
Be careful, this is HOT! Carefully strain the hot herb-infused oil from the herbs (discard herbs).
Then melt in:
- 1 TBS coco butter
- 4 tsp beeswax
- vitamin E oil
- orange essential oil
Before it cools enough to start hardening, pour off into your tins, jars, tubes, etc.
I poured about half into 1oz tins and the rest into a 1/2 pint jar. Be careful, this is HOT!