If you spend a lot of time outside, you've probably suffered from dry, chapped lips due to cold, sun, or wind. This simple cream both soothes and heals.
- Measuring spoons
- Double boiler
- Mixing spoon
- Small jar with cover
- Castor oil
- Anhydrous lanolin
- Spirits of camphor
Note: Buy the ingredients at a pharmacy.
Yield: About 21/2 ounces
Melt 1 ounce -- about 2 tablespoons -- of beeswax in a double boiler; add 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 1 tablespoon of anhydrous lanolin, and stir thoroughly. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool. When cool, add 1 teaspoon of spirits of camphor and mix thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into a small jar and cover it tightly.
Apply the cream to the lips as needed.