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Rose Hip Lip Balm

Learn how to make rose hip lip balm with organic dried rose hips and rose hip seed oil. It is a soothing and moisturizing herbal lip balm for dry lips!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 40 standard tubes
Author Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Cost $10.00

Equipment

Ingredients

Rose Hip Infused Herbal Oil

  • ¼ cup dried rose hips
  • ¾ cup carrier oil I like to use a blend of equal parts coconut oil, olive oil, and sweet almond oil, but you can use whichever oil you prefer.

Rose Hip Lip Balm

Instructions

Rose Hip Infused Herbal Oil

  • Combine the dried rose hips and carrier oils in a jar, then cover the jar and let it sit to infuse in a cool and dark place for 4-6 weeks. 

Rose Hip Lip Balm

  • Put the infused oil and beeswax into the top container of a double boiler, and stir as the beeswax melts. (Tip: you can make a double boiler with a smaller pot, bowl, or glass pyrex measuring cup over an inch or so of simmering water.  If you use glass pyrex, put something in the bottom of the pot that it can rest on, such as a canning jar lid).
  • Once the beeswax has completely melted, add the shea butter and stir until it dissolves.
  • When everything has liquefied, remove from heat and stir in the rose hip seed oil and sweet orange essential oil (if using).
  • Carefully pour the mixture into small tins or lip balm tubes.
  • Let them cool undisturbed for several hours.  The lip balm will harden as it cools.

Notes

Refined cocoa butter or mango butter can be substituted for shea butter, though because they are harder, the final product may also be harder than the original recipe.