After attending the soap workshop at Compton Verney at the weekend with Catherine Clark of Honey Bee Beautiful I decided to do a bit of experimenting at home.

The first recipe I tried was making a lip balm.

All the ingredients were fairly easy to get hold of online or locally.

When making natural cosmetics it really pays to use the best quality ingredients you can find.

It really is very easy to do. You do not require any chemicals as you would if you were making soap.

It’s a perfect activity to do with the children over the school holidays.



ingredients …

56g sweet almond oil

10g cocoa butter

10g beeswax

3.5 honey

0.75 vitamin e

16 drops 1 % essential oils

old pots or tins with lids to fill



Melt oil, butter and wax. Add honey, vitamin E and any essential oils and pour into tins.

Do not pour the last portion into tins due to residue honey which will settle at the bottom.


See here for a demonstration …

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