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  • Mistletoe Ready Cranberry & Orange Lip Balm

    This a great lip balm with a touch of colour for the festive season. Free of synthetic ingredients, this all natural alternative is easy to make and makes a great unique gift.

    Makes 1 x 30ml jar of lip balm

    You will need:

    • 2 teaspoons of freeze-dried cranberries

    • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil

    • 2 drops of pure vanilla essential oil (optional)

    • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

    • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of beeswax (grated or pellet form)

    • 15 drops of pure orange essential oil

    Method:

    1. Crush cranberries in a mortar & pestle, or use a food processor
    2. Melt the powder with jojoba oil, vanilla and coconut oil over a low heat
    3. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve, and add it back to the pan
    4. Melt the cranberry infused oil together with the grated/ pellet beeswax over low heat until there are no more bits of wax remaining
    5. Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool for a few minutes
    6. As the mixture begins to set, stir it vigorously to emulsify the cranberry colour, otherwise it will sink to the bottom
    7. Add the orange pure essential oil, stir again, and transfer mixture to your 30ml amber glass jar

    Note: If you can't find freeze dried cranberries or don't have a means to crush them down to a fine powder and then sieve them to filter out seeds, you can also use beetroot powder to follow your balm, this can usually be found at your local health food store.