Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kokum Butter Conditioning Lip Balm


You are most likely aware of both Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, but have you heard of Kokum Butter? It is a highly prized and under-rated butter from the Garcinia tree. This naturally white and incredibly smooth butter has enormously high compositions of beneficial materials to help regenerate tired and worn skin cells and further supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. A great ingredient to add to healing lotions, creams, and body butters. It can be directly applied to the skin in its solid state, but it may require a mild amount of heating to improve applicability. Highly recommended to those that are crafting cosmetics with the intent of producing a skin healing end product.

This is a photo of Kokum Butter from Mountain Rose Herbs.
 Your lips are going to love this ultra moisturizing and conditioning lip balm made of Kokum Butter, Calendula infused oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E and several beneficial essential oils.  

Kokum Butter Conditioning Lip Balm
12 grams Kokum Butter
12 grams Calendula Infused Oil (click here to learn how to make your own)
10 grams Avocado Oil
15 grams Coconut Oil
11 grams Beeswax
20 drops Vitamin E Oil

In a glass Pyrex measuring cup set on a canning ring in a pot of simmering water, heat the Kokum Butter, Calendula Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil and Beeswax until fully melted. Turn heat off and add in the Vitamin E Oil and the Essential Oils, stir well.  Carefully pour the melted lip balm into lip balm containers to the very, very top.  Allow to cool completely and cap.  Makes eleven .15-ounce tubes of lip balm. 

Getting ready to go into the water bath!!!
All melted and ready for the Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils.
Cooling for several hours and ready to be capped and labeled.


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This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier. I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs. Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless discussed with your physician.