Peanut Lip Salve

It is the peanut oil in this lip salve that is so moisturizing. In addition, the raspberry leaves have an astringent property that is particularly good for cracked, dry lips. Use the salve within three months.

Here’s what you need:

  • 8 teaspoons raspberry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil

Here’s what you do:

Place the leaves in a saucepan and cover with a little hot water. Leave to infuse for three hours. Heat the beeswax in a small bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. As it melts, add the peanut oil and mix thoroughly. Strain the infusion and leave the liquid to cool. Add sufficient infusion liquid to the beeswax to achieve a thin paste. Store in the refrigerator in a screw-top jar. Dap the salve onto your lips with a fingertip. Source: From Home Spa: Pamper Yourself Naturally by Sian Rees.

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