Friday, September 10, 2010

Homemade Lip Balm

 Here is another fantastic gift idea, and so simple to do!  This would be a great craft project for a young women's group or girlfriends' sleep over...

Do you often get chapped or dry lips?  Don't reach for store bought products containing parabens and petroleum.  Mineral oils and additives dry out sensitive skin, they are temporarily soothing, but in the end, dry out the skin, leaving you needing more and more of the product to keep lips moisturized.  Instead mix up your own recipe at home.  Would make a nice little gift.

I will share a basic balm recipe and you may customize it to meet your own needs.  This recipe makes about 2 oz. (8-- 1/4oz. containers)

Hand made lip balm
  • 1 oz. (1 tablespoon) Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 oz. (1 tablespoon) Coconut oil or honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax- melted measure
  • 1 vitamin E capsule
  • 4 drops of lip balm flavoring or any of the following essential oils, sweet orange or peppermint (do not use fragrance oils)
You can find the ingredients at any cosmetic supply store or order online.
Melt oils (except vitamin E), and wax together over low medium heat.  Remove from  heat and add Vitamin E , flavoring and blend well.  Pour into lip balm containers.  Makes about 8- 1/4 oz. containers.

To add color to your balm, add a small piece of inexpensive lipstick to the mix.
And here is a link to purchase inexpensive jars...

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