Cottage Hearth was one of my first lip balms for Blue Dragon Beauty. It was a warm and comforting flavor that everyone loved until I discontinued it. See I only felt comfortable offering it during the winter because of the tangerine oil. Like most citrus oils, tangerine oil can make your skin photo sensitive and more prone to sunburn or strange blotchiness after expose to bright sunlight.
When I realised people were hording Cottage Hearth so they could have it all year long I discontinued the recipie, but if you promise to only use it in the shade, you can make your own.
Catherine Ferguson has also posted a great article on photo-sensitivity and oils over at peace2heal.com!
You can use plastic lip balm tubes, small pots or any small container for your lip balm. I always sterilised my containers in boiling water before use, but be careful with the plastic containers as they will melt and warp in the hot water!
1.5 oz. sweet almond oil
1.5 oz. Castor oil
.75 oz. mango or cocoa butter
.75 oz. beeswax
10 drops vitamin E
3/4 packet stevia or to taste (I had this big jar of stevia infused coconut oil I used that will probably last forever)
10 ml tangerine essential oil
20 drops cinnamon essential oil
Place a glass measuring cup in simmering water, add beeswax and mango or cocoa butter and melt - stirring often with a fork. When melted add the castor oil and remelt, remove from heat and add the sweet almond oil, stir til combined and add the rest of the ingredients in the order given. Make sure the mixture is only barely melted when you add the essential oils or they will volatilize away. Carefully pour into containers and allow to harden. Use on cloudy days and enjoy!