Making your own body care products

Recipe: Lovely Lime Lip Balm


Making your own lip balm is an effective, cheap, non-toxic and much less wasteful as there is no need to throw out a plastic container every couple of months. Try this great alternative!



10gm (2 tsp) beeswax
5gm (1 tsp) cocoa butter
80ml (4 Tbl) sweet almond oil
5ml (1 tsp) vegetable glycerine
20 drops lime essential oil


  • In a separate bowl (larger than the pot), add the beeswax and cocoa butter
  • Place the bowl over the pot of boiling water until the beeswax and cocoa butter melts
  • Keeping the mixture over the heat, add the almond oil and glycerine
  • Remove from the heat once it is all liquid
  • Using an electric hand mixer, whip the mixture to ensure the ingredients are well mixed together
  • Once the mixture begins to cool, stir in the essential oil.
  • Pour into small jars


All ingredients available in-store.


Vanessa Winter

BHSc (CompMed), BEd, Adv.Dip.Herb.Med., Adv.Dip.Nat.

Trained at South Pacific College of Natural Therapies in 2000, Vanessa brings over 15 years natural health care experience to our store. She was appointed manager in 2012 and is the co-founder of Advanced Naturopathics, a Christchurch naturopathic clinic.

A former teacher, Vanessa is a registered Naturopath, Medical herbalist and a Bioresonance practitioner.
Vanessa Winter

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