Here’s how to make mum feel spe­cial

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LOOK­ING for a treat for your mum on Mother’s Day? This home­made gift is one great way to say thanks to the hard-work­ing women in our lives. Ma­cadamia oil is the star in­gre­di­ent in this silky-smooth lip balm.

It adds a smooth soft­ness and rich­ness that other oils do not. This recipe is su­per easy and can be dou­bled or tripled, en­sur­ing the ra­tio of the in­gre­di­ents re­mains the same.

It’s not only for mums: as the weather cools down many will reach for their lip balms as pro­tec­tion against the el­e­ments.

Ma­cadamia oil lip balm

Makes two lit­tle pots (you will have about 75ml of mix­ture).

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS: ◗ 2 tbs ma­cadamia oil ◗ 2 tbs shea but­ter ◗ 15g piece of beeswax or 2 tbs beeswax pastilles ◗ 3-4 drops of rose oil or other essential oil of your choice

METHOD: Com­bine all the in­gre­di­ents in the top part of a dou­ble boiler and melt over a sim­mer­ing heat.

When com­pletely melted, pour into lit­tle pots and al­low to set and cool be­fore seal­ing.

NOTE: To clean your bowl, scrape out as much re­main­ing mix­ture as pos­si­ble and fin­ish clean­ing by rinsing with boil­ing wa­ter from a ket­tle.

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