this is a natural, vegan formula that i make myself in small batches.
This is for one balm.
Avocado oil, cocoa butter, candelilla wax, shea butter , natural and essential oils.
Avocado oil is a natural light sunblock.
this balm is a natural color.
I use the best of ingredients in my lip balm base. I use only natural and essential oils. I started making my own lip balm when I discovered it was the artificial scents, flavors and sweeteners that made me miserable and need more immediately. I started out using beeswax as a hardener and then later discovered that unrefined cocoa butter had so much stability and creaminess to it. With the heartiness of the cocoa butter and a bit of candelilla wax, I was able to eliminate soy and beeswax and have a much more luxurious and non addictive base. Enjoy!
What is Candelilla wax?
The Candelilla Plant (Euphorbia Antisyphillitica and Pedilanthus Pavonis) grows in Northeastern Mexico in the wilds of the north central plains and foothills of the Chihuahua Desert, a semi-arid area of more than 100,000 square kilometers.
The production of Candelilla Wax is confined to areas where rugged climatic and topographical conditions combine to produce the highest wax-yielding varieties. Plants growing in the hottest and driest areas produce a scale-like covering on the plant, which, after processing at hundreds of rural sites, yields a hard vegetable wax of superior quality.
Added on Feb 18, 2010